is lsat racist?

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yoiav
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is lsat racist?

Postby yoiav » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:10 pm

i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:11 pm

yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!


You're fucked!

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby mallard » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:12 pm

Well, law school is in English, as is most legal practice that deals with American law.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby daesonesb » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:13 pm

OH NO YOU DIDN"T!

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kalvano
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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:13 pm

yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!



Black people don't speak English as a first language?

News to me.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:14 pm

yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!

How often do you have thoughts?

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby truffleshuffle » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:16 pm

kalvano wrote:
yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!



Black people don't speak English as a first language?

News to me.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:16 pm

yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!



I don't think this is true. If your grip on English isn't strong enough to carry you through the admissions test, you're probably going to be in trouble in law school. The law is full of dense, largely irritating, convoluted and tricky phrases in English. That's a fact, and not a racist one.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby luhrenzo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:17 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!

How often do you have thoughts?


hopefully not often

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MTal
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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby MTal » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:17 pm

Racism is, by definition, anything which a minority does worse in than the majority.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:17 pm

yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!


Racist in that it is a live entity in the form of a standardized test and discriminates against the human race by shape-shifting and catering its questions and answers to the color of the examinee's skin taking it on test day -- then it is racist.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby hiromoto45 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:18 pm

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:20 pm

yoiav wrote:i had a thought.
it would seem to me to be practically impossible (especially after the whole fields mess-up) that for someone to whom english is not their first language to do well on the lsat. the logical reasoning especially. ergo, the practice of law has essentially whittled out most minorities!



Do you think the people in this image would do well on the LSAT?
Racist language is not tolerated on TLS.

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daesonesb
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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby daesonesb » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:22 pm

MTal wrote:Racism is, by definition, anything which a minority does worse in than the majority.


Dude, you are really annoying.

Do you just wait for a topic about race to come up and post that?

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby RPK34 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:23 pm

The LSAT isn't racist. Some of its best friends are black.

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kalvano
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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:24 pm

RPK34 wrote:The LSAT isn't racist. Some of its best friends are black.



You can't be racist if you know and associate with black people.

Common white devil knowledge.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby lmi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:24 pm

MTal wrote:Racism is, by definition, anything which a minority does worse in than the majority.


that is not the definition of racism. what i think the OP means to ask is 'is the lsat biased'?

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:25 pm

daesonesb wrote:
MTal wrote:Racism is, by definition, anything which a minority does worse in than the majority.


Dude, you are really annoying.

Do you just wait for a topic about race to come up and post that?


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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby luhrenzo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:27 pm

daesonesb wrote:
MTal wrote:Racism is, by definition, anything which a minority does worse in than the majority.


Dude, you are really annoying.

Do you just wait for a topic about race to come up and post that?


haha

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby merichard87 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:28 pm

I'm quite offended that you think black people or mexican americans or any other minority can't speak english well enough to do well on the lsat. If anything the lsat is biased against those who come from low socio-economic levels and are probably not given the best educations. Yes this is typically minority students but no race is not the prereq.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby hiromoto45 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:28 pm

MTal wrote:Racism is, by definition, anything which a minority does worse in than the majority.

:?:

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:30 pm

The statistics don't show that LSAT is biased against minorities.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:30 pm

merichard87 wrote:I'm quite offended that you think black people or mexican americans or any other minority can't speak english well enough to do well on the lsat. If anything the lsat is biased against those who come from low socio-economic levels and are probably not given the best educations. Yes this is typically minority students but no race is not the prereq.



So the negro community is frowning on his shenanigans?

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby honestabe84 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:31 pm

Why are you all feeding this troll. I think it's pretty clear that OP does not believe this. He's bored and wants to create a race argument.

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Re: is lsat racist?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:31 pm

merichard87 wrote:I'm quite offended that you think black people or mexican americans or any other minority can't speak english well enough to do well on the lsat. If anything the lsat is biased against those who come from low socio-economic levels and are probably not given the best educations. Yes this is typically minority students but no race is not the prereq.


Do you know if there is data to show that the LSAT is biased against people of lower socioeconomic levels.




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