charlesjd wrote:They already do.... but it is not talked about because adcoms established this: the first rule of the URM boost is you do not speak of the URM boost.
Honestly, go look on LSN, when you see some straggler, it is always URM. Why.. the URM boost.
I'm well aware of the URM boost. My post was an attempt to mock people who think the LSAT is a bad test because blacks score lower than whites and Asians. Admissions committees have already found a highly successful way of overcoming this problem. Blacks are clearly no longer discriminated against in the admissions process. They receive more favorable standards for acceptance to college and likewise for law school. The reasons they are underrepresented have to do with larger societal problems such as the lack of well educated role models in the black community and the low importance placed on a formal education (as opposed to an average Asian family on the other end of the spectrum). Trying to blame the problem on the LSAT is to be blind out of ignorance or choice.
Don't blame others for bad choices of role models. Bill Crosby is a pretty good guy. So is Colin Powell. I hear that Obama guy does OK...but for some reason hes less popular than 50 Cent, Snoop, Lil'Wayne.
Must be the money cash hoes.
Picking a bad role model is just a bad personal decision which preempts a string of even more bad personal decisions. And do you really want someone who makes bad decisions to have a J.D.? OH NO NO