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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:16 am

Considering getting sexual reassignment surgery so you can better your chances?

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby subtle » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:12 pm

I only have anecdotal evidence to offer:

Last cycle, I got rejected from Harvard and WLed at Yale with a 3.78 and a 162. (AA Female)
A friend of mine got accepted to Harvard and Yale with a 3.8 and a 160 (AA male). He also had stronger softs, I believe (in that he had been out of school for three years or so working). Even so, I have a feeling that a large part of the difference in our cycle was due to gender.

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:42 pm

The conventional wisdom is that AA males are better off because there are fewer of them with higher scores than AA females. That being said, the difference between the boosts is slight.

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby Moxie » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:52 pm

bk1 wrote:The conventional wisdom is that AA males are better off because there are fewer of them with higher scores than AA females. That being said, the difference between the boosts is slight.


+1. I don't know what other information OP thinks they're going to find on the subject. URM boosts aren't quantifiable, and all evidence on the subject is anecdotal.

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby vulpixie » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:02 pm

bk1 wrote:The conventional wisdom is that AA males are better off because there are fewer of them with higher scores than AA females. That being said, the difference between the boosts is slight.


Pretty much. Though I suppose it's possible that AA females might be treated better by the T4 since they (especially H and Y) have considerably more qualified male applicants than female applicants.

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby Grizz » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:58 pm

vulpixie wrote:the T4 since they (especially H and Y)

lol wut is a T4

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby Transferthrowaway » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:04 pm

Grizz wrote:
vulpixie wrote:the T4 since they (especially H and Y)

lol wut is a T4

Horrendous and not-so-subtle Columbia trolling, is what it is.

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:33 pm

vulpixie wrote:Pretty much. Though I suppose it's possible that AA females might be treated better by the T4 since they (especially H and Y) have considerably more qualified male applicants than female applicants.


LOL WUT? I'm pretty sure the numbers of qualified males and qualified females are very close.

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby vulpixie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:38 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:
vulpixie wrote:Pretty much. Though I suppose it's possible that AA females might be treated better by the T4 since they (especially H and Y) have considerably more qualified male applicants than female applicants.


LOL WUT? I'm pretty sure the numbers of qualified males and qualified females are very close.


No. Even though the male and female averages are similar, men outnumber women at both the high and low extremes of the bell curve. This makes sense since the same is true of male/female IQ scores (and the LSAT is basically a verbal IQ test).

"The percentage of women who score in the top percentile of test takers - the select students scoring 175 or above - is roughly a third of a percent. Around three-fourths of a percent of males scored in the same category."
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/inde ... c=100355.0

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Re: AA Males vs. AA Females

Postby VyingDestiny » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:02 pm

I do not understand why you would assume that trends for an entire group also hold for a specific subset.

Now, I do not have data to counter your assertion, but I will say there is most likely a reason that black women outnumber black men in law school, medical school, and virtually every other school of higher learning. Compound this with the fact that black men are the more sought-after of the two, and you paint a picture that bodes poorly for your claim.

Edit: I should add that my argument is based on representation at "elite" institutions, as data suggests that the medians are similar for both black men and women.




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