The National Law Journal
October 9, 2012
6. October 10, 2012 11:54 AM
In 1967, my undergraduate alma mater adopted a policy of admitting students with low SAT scores and low grades on the basis of race, with the proviso that such students were required to initally enroll in and receive acceptable grades in remedial courses that would raise their skills to the same level as students coming from better school districts. It worked! Today we have many accomplished professionals from various races because they got this break! These students need a chance!
— Jackie B
7. October 10, 2012 11:34 AM
I'm sorry, but such racial preference is racism. Reverse or counter-racism, perhaps, but racism, all the same. I really must question whether race or socioeconomic status is really the driving force, as well. It sounds more like rent-seeking behaviors designed to draw additional govt. funding, rather than any genuine concern for any group's, race's or individual's ultimate good. And I have to ask, what happens to the profession if schools start dumbing down their curriculum in order to maintain a status quo of diversity that is a mere invention designed to make money and grease squeaky wheels? Not to mention the many thousands of more qualified students who worked harder or are just more suited to the high-pressured legal environment who are going to get sold down the academic river, because they aren't the right color. Diversity in itself, for its own sake, is not a true driver of original or creative thinking, it's just a word that means racial preference, without the sticky racism tag. I went to a very, very diverse college for my BA, and it was a joke. It's ALL ABOUT RENT-SEEKING AND HANDOUTS. My bottom line: "don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining, even if you happen to falsely think that calling that rain diversity makes a real difference; because it doesn't."
8. October 10, 2012 10:12 AM
I believe the latest quote I can recall with regard to the subject is attributed to Justice Roberts. Purportedly, he said, "the way to end racial discrimination is to end racial discrimination." 'Nuff said.
9. October 09, 2012 10:58 PM
of course the six figure income scum that run law schools are going to back affirmative action. After all, the civil rights laws were born of the upper class and their greed for lower cost labor and a more divided electorate.
— broke small town lawyer