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Why Affirmative Action is Justified

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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #480 on: December 08, 2006, 12:25:57 PM »
IQ Description % of Population
130+ Very superior 2.2%
120-129 Superior 6.7%
110-119 High average 16.1%
90-109 Average 50%
80-89 Low average 16.1%
70-79 Borderline 6.7%
Below 70 Extremely low 2.2%


Furthermore.. 2.2% of the population of America which is 300 million would be 6.6 million. 

Although some of this number is represented by people that have not yet pursued a profession, this number can still give you an idea of how many people have an IQ of 130+

Law schools graduate about 50-60K students per year.  And med schools I assume do the same.  That leaves ample amounts of people with 130 IQs to fill the engineering and scientist positions. 

Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #481 on: December 08, 2006, 12:27:50 PM »
Even the authors of this study have acknowledged that stereotype threat can affect any group.
"Empirical support for our contention that stereotype threat can affect the
member of nearly any stereotyped social group is now abundant."
 Are we supposed to account for sterotype threat in every single test situation when there is a likelihood that one of the groups might feel sterotype threat?   Seems a little silly to me.

http://www.drl.tcu.edu/PoB/PoB_Lectures/social_cognition/stereotypes/Stereotype_Threat.pdf

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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #482 on: December 08, 2006, 12:30:47 PM »
Even the authors of this study have acknowledged that stereotype threat can affect any group.
"Empirical support for our contention that stereotype threat can affect the
member of nearly any stereotyped social group is now abundant."
 Are we supposed to account for sterotype threat in every single test situation when there is a likelihood that one of the groups might feel sterotype threat?   Seems a little silly to me.

http://www.drl.tcu.edu/PoB/PoB_Lectures/social_cognition/stereotypes/Stereotype_Threat.pdf

Thank you  ;D

Oh and Baboon, I don't think you can "fail the LSAT". You can only score a low score. 

When you say that you sound like my family after I got out of the LSAT.

"Did you pass it"?  I would respond.. "Well I don't know yet, I have to get my score, and then I have to use it to apply to law school and if I don't get accepted anywhere then I guess you could call that a failure of some sort"

You fail to get into law school, you dont fail the actual LSAT.


This is why you're failing the LSAT, idiot.


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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #483 on: December 08, 2006, 12:55:24 PM »
Einstein: stfu. k thx bye.


hey, halfie, do you feel like picking apart all the fallacies and assinine assumptions in his argument?

I know I sure don't.  Way too lazy.  It'll take me hours to finish with that mess.

Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #484 on: December 08, 2006, 01:01:43 PM »
No one addressed my point or has it already been raised elsewhere?

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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #485 on: December 08, 2006, 01:04:20 PM »
Einstein: stfu. k thx bye.


hey, halfie, do you feel like picking apart all the fallacies and assinine assumptions in his argument?

I know I sure don't.  Way too lazy.  It'll take me hours to finish with that mess.

This is our problem, J.  We're too lazy to do stuff like that most of the time, so we just snipe at people instead.  :D


To be fair, I don't think this one deserved much more than sniping.   :D

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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #486 on: December 08, 2006, 02:36:28 PM »
The average IQ score of blacks is 4 points lower than average of whites.

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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #487 on: December 08, 2006, 04:48:18 PM »
I had a hunch red. would do so, but she didn't.  Strange.

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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #488 on: December 08, 2006, 07:11:51 PM »
Yes, lock it before someone says something that is not politically correct and with which you do not agree.  Good idea.

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Re: Why Affirmative Action is Justified
« Reply #489 on: December 08, 2006, 07:16:26 PM »
Lock this thread, please, before it gets even more infected. 

If I recall (it's been a while since I read all the way through), stuff like this has happened before. She locked it for a while back in the day. Maybe she thinks ignoring it is the better call.

Knowing redemption, I'm sure she believes it is a test of our character.   :D