LGBT URM?

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SEATTLEITE188
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LGBT URM?

Postby SEATTLEITE188 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:00 am

Is any weight as a URM given to LGBT status? Just curious.

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Rand M.
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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby Rand M. » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:07 am

It is said to certainly help one's application on the diversity front, but nothing like being URM. That probably has something to do with the fact that LGBT people are not under-represented in the legal community. If anything I would guess that they are actually over-represented, given the fact that as a group they tend to 'achieve' to a greater degree than the general populace. That being said, it could be the subject of a strong diversity statement and help one's cycle that way, but don't expect any systematic 'bump'.

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:45 pm

Rand M. wrote:It is said to certainly help one's application on the diversity front, but nothing like being URM. That probably has something to do with the fact that LGBT people are not under-represented in the legal community. If anything I would guess that they are actually over-represented, given the fact that as a group they tend to 'achieve' to a greater degree than the general populace. That being said, it could be the subject of a strong diversity statement and help one's cycle that way, but don't expect any systematic 'bump'.


LGBT is not even remotely considered URM

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby HowdyYall » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:47 pm

Rand M. wrote:It is said to certainly help one's application on the diversity front, but nothing like being URM. That probably has something to do with the fact that LGBT people are not under-represented in the legal community. If anything I would guess that they are actually over-represented, given the fact that as a group they tend to 'achieve' to a greater degree than the general populace. That being said, it could be the subject of a strong diversity statement and help one's cycle that way, but don't expect any systematic 'bump'.


"acheive to a greater degree"?!? and what evidence is there for that

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby predent/prelaw » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:02 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
Rand M. wrote:It is said to certainly help one's application on the diversity front, but nothing like being URM. That probably has something to do with the fact that LGBT people are not under-represented in the legal community. If anything I would guess that they are actually over-represented, given the fact that as a group they tend to 'achieve' to a greater degree than the general populace. That being said, it could be the subject of a strong diversity statement and help one's cycle that way, but don't expect any systematic 'bump'.


"acheive to a greater degree"?!? and what evidence is there for that



Use Google..... There have have been many studies showing this by companies like choice point for retail data hence the reason gays are marketed higher end products, but I think these studies are flawed in the way that its does not take into account people who do not claim to be gay or shop in that manner. Also I would say 50% of the souths homosexual population are closeted and married to the opposite sex with 2 kids and a dog(the majority of these do not come out unless caught in the act.)so there would be know way to know their socioeconomic status.

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:25 pm

predent/prelaw wrote:
HowdyYall wrote:
Rand M. wrote:It is said to certainly help one's application on the diversity front, but nothing like being URM. That probably has something to do with the fact that LGBT people are not under-represented in the legal community. If anything I would guess that they are actually over-represented, given the fact that as a group they tend to 'achieve' to a greater degree than the general populace. That being said, it could be the subject of a strong diversity statement and help one's cycle that way, but don't expect any systematic 'bump'.


"acheive to a greater degree"?!? and what evidence is there for that



Use Google..... There have have been many studies showing this by companies like choice point for retail data hence the reason gays are marketed higher end products, but I think these studies are flawed in the way that its does not take into account people who do not claim to be gay or shop in that manner. Also I would say 50% of the souths homosexual population are closeted and married to the opposite sex with 2 kids and a dog(the majority of these do not come out unless caught in the act.)so there would be know way to know their socioeconomic status.



I'm curious - in what manner do we shop?

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby quidestveritas » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:29 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
predent/prelaw wrote:
HowdyYall wrote:
Rand M. wrote:It is said to certainly help one's application on the diversity front, but nothing like being URM. That probably has something to do with the fact that LGBT people are not under-represented in the legal community. If anything I would guess that they are actually over-represented, given the fact that as a group they tend to 'achieve' to a greater degree than the general populace. That being said, it could be the subject of a strong diversity statement and help one's cycle that way, but don't expect any systematic 'bump'.


"acheive to a greater degree"?!? and what evidence is there for that



Use Google..... There have have been many studies showing this by companies like choice point for retail data hence the reason gays are marketed higher end products, but I think these studies are flawed in the way that its does not take into account people who do not claim to be gay or shop in that manner. Also I would say 50% of the souths homosexual population are closeted and married to the opposite sex with 2 kids and a dog(the majority of these do not come out unless caught in the act.)so there would be know way to know their socioeconomic status.



I'm curious - in what manner do we shop?


Well I put lots of lube and dildos on my credit/debit card so I guess it would be a dead giveaway

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:32 pm

quidestveritas wrote:Well I put lots of lube and dildos on my credit/debit card so I guess it would be a dead giveaway


Yup, pretty much telegraphing yourself as either a homosexual or undersexed housewife when you do that.

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby whirledpeas86 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:37 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
predent/prelaw wrote:
HowdyYall wrote:
Rand M. wrote:It is said to certainly help one's application on the diversity front, but nothing like being URM. That probably has something to do with the fact that LGBT people are not under-represented in the legal community. If anything I would guess that they are actually over-represented, given the fact that as a group they tend to 'achieve' to a greater degree than the general populace. That being said, it could be the subject of a strong diversity statement and help one's cycle that way, but don't expect any systematic 'bump'.


"acheive to a greater degree"?!? and what evidence is there for that



Use Google..... There have have been many studies showing this by companies like choice point for retail data hence the reason gays are marketed higher end products, but I think these studies are flawed in the way that its does not take into account people who do not claim to be gay or shop in that manner. Also I would say 50% of the souths homosexual population are closeted and married to the opposite sex with 2 kids and a dog(the majority of these do not come out unless caught in the act.)so there would be know way to know their socioeconomic status.



I'm curious - in what manner do we shop?


Fabulously, honey!

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Re: LGBT URM?

Postby NZA » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:43 pm

SEATTLEITE188 wrote:Is any weight as a URM given to LGBT status? Just curious.


OP: No. Interesting experiences as a queer individual may yield interesting PS, but that's about it.

And your handle is on point.




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