Drake014 wrote:Z'Barron wrote:
+100 There's a prevailing notion that blacks who go to BigLaw ultimately disprove that AA in law schools works. This turns that notion on its ear. It suggests that the T-14 or bust to get BigLaw paradigm doesn't apply to Aframs...which goes a long ways towards explaining why so many Black males get recruited to BigLaw out of just about any top-100 school, Howard, Suffolk or NCCU, and why, in addition to leaving because of lack of attention/politics, etc, they tend to bail for better opportunities.
Some studies suggest that credentials matter less for African Americans. In one study, highly qualified blacks had the same chances of getting called for an interview based off of their application as less qualified blacks. The same didn't apply for whites. This actually means that good education (or education in general) is less an important investment for African Americans than whites. I believe this is the article (or its a similar one) I read on that subject a while back: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=124232
So we are agreeing, right? URM's who are admitted to law school through AA, or some aspect of it, perform well, get hired into BigLaw and leave after four years, are not necessarily doing so b/c they couldn't "cut it" at that level...but b/c of opportunity elsewhere. That's what Indiana was saying...and what I was saying. So many people want to believe URM's to be innately inferior that they cannot see past one "cause" when URM's leave BigLaw firms.