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did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?

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Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2008, 09:59:13 PM »
Fwiw, the rationale cited to above is clearly a post-hoc justification for preferential admissions, like most other justifications.  This is only confirmed by the fact that after making the argument diversity is needed to dispel such stereotypical views, the quote goes on to maintain that minorities do in fact hold stereotypical views.

I am not normally a great defender of O'Connor, but this is a very unfair characterization of her reasoning.  She says that a student's race, like other parts of his or her identity, likely affects his or her opinions and beliefs.  She doesn't say that it does so in any sort of uniform way, and, indeed, as you point out, such an inference would contradict the first sentence of the paragraph.

Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2008, 10:09:57 PM »
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NONE OF THE PROMINENT SUPPORTERS OF AA ON THIS FORUM DISAGREE THAT ECONOMIC STATUS IS A FACTOR THAT SHOULD ENTER INTO A COMPLETE ANALYSIS.

RACE AND ECONOMICS BASED AA ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS WHICH SOMETIMES OVERLAP.

THE TWO SHOULD BE DISCUSSED INDIVIDUALLY FOR GREATER CLARITY.

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Re: did anyone lie about their race on the lsat?
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2008, 10:48:12 AM »
LOL just looked on this old post and saw all of the controversy my "rearing" word created...I typed that on my iPhone, and it automatically changed treating to rearing...weird, I know....I didnt catch it, sorry.