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Re: Does it make any URMs feel bad knowing...

Postby glitter178 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:01 pm

dustinv wrote:that you have a better chance of getting into law schools solely because of your race? In many cases you are taking the place of a more deserving non URM. How is this fair? If you would like to go to a better or higher ranked law school then you should have to earn it.


oh my god.

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Postby starrydreamz3 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:02 pm

In before this gets locked. =D

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Re: Does it make any URMs feel bad knowing...

Postby dustinv » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:02 pm

glitter178 wrote:
dustinv wrote:that you have a better chance of getting into law schools solely because of your race? In many cases you are taking the place of a more deserving non URM. How is this fair? If you would like to go to a better or higher ranked law school then you should have to earn it.


oh my god.


legit question. I realize that I will step on some toes.

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Re: Does it make any URMs feel bad knowing...

Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:03 pm

Does anyone feel bad that they might have to go to law school with this guy?

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Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:05 pm

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Re: Does it make any URMs feel bad knowing...

Postby glitter178 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:05 pm

mdallavis wrote:Does anyone feel bad that they might have to go to law school with this guy?


eh. i mean it's a dangerous question but it get it--- in the throng of waiting anxiously for admissions decisions, it can be frustrating to see someone get in with numbers lower than yours, particularly if you've worked hard for those numbers.

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Postby Pleasye » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:06 pm

These always turn out well.

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Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:07 pm

IBTL

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Re: Does it make any URMs feel bad knowing...

Postby dustinv » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:07 pm

glitter178 wrote:
mdallavis wrote:Does anyone feel bad that they might have to go to law school with this guy?


eh. i mean it's a dangerous question but it get it--- in the throng of waiting anxiously for admissions decisions, it can be frustrating to see someone get in with numbers lower than yours, particularly if you've worked hard for those numbers.



I'm not trying to be racist. I'm asking a serious question. If I was a URM and saw that several people above me with better LSATs and GPAs were all getting denied, and the only people getting accepted in my range were URMs, it would make me feel undeserving. But maybe that is just me.

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Postby FunkyJD » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:08 pm

OP, enjoy your time off from this forum.

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Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:08 pm

Regardless of the reasoning behind it, he's just pissing in the wind, so why even bother bringing it up? The way the initial post was phrased was not inviting intelligent conversation.

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Postby glitter178 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:08 pm

mdallavis wrote:Regardless of the reasoning behind it, he's just pissing in the wind, so why even bother bringing it up? The way the initial post was phrased was not inviting intelligent conversation.


i agree.

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Postby Pleasye » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:09 pm

Love that you want to continue the discussion but don't want to own up to your OP.

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Re: Does it make any URMs feel bad knowing...

Postby BrownBears09 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:09 pm

dustinv wrote:that you have a better chance of getting into law schools solely because of your race? In many cases you are taking the place of a more deserving non URM. How is this fair? If you would like to go to a better or higher ranked law school then you should have to earn it.


You know the guy you're referring to that took your place? That was me.

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Postby FunkyJD » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:10 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby dustinv » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:10 pm

mdallavis wrote:Regardless of the reasoning behind it, he's just pissing in the wind, so why even bother bringing it up? The way the initial post was phrased was not inviting intelligent conversation.


there isn't any way to discuss it without pissing in the wind. Everyone shrieks and hides and tries to act like it doesn't tick them off when they think about it from time to time.

Would you want to get hired at a job because a business was trying to meet their minority "quota" or because they felt you were the most qualified applicant?

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Postby northwood » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:10 pm

in before the calvary comes. Its a loaded question, one of those that you think about asking, but know better than to ask aloud. Or if you are going to ask it, it needs to be worded just right.

You get hired because the firm or company thinks your the best fit. No other reasoning or thinking needs to be done.
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Postby AreJay711 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:11 pm

lol I wish I had seen this before it was deleted

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AreJay711 wrote:lol I wish I had seen this before it was deleted


it's quoted several times above if you would like to read.

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Postby BrownBears09 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:12 pm

dustinv wrote:Would you want to get hired at a job because a business was trying to meet their minority "quota" or because they felt you were the most qualified applicant?


Would it matter? I'm hired regardless.

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Postby FunkyJD » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:12 pm

"So when did you stop beating your mother?"

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Postby Pleasye » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:12 pm

Not only is this thread going to be full of fail, but it's also in the wrong forum.

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Postby Ford Prefect » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:12 pm

dustinv wrote:
mdallavis wrote:Regardless of the reasoning behind it, he's just pissing in the wind, so why even bother bringing it up? The way the initial post was phrased was not inviting intelligent conversation.


there isn't any way to discuss it without pissing in the wind. Everyone shrieks and hides and tries to act like it doesn't tick them off when they think about it from time to time.

Would you want to get hired at a job because a business was trying to meet their minority "quota" or because they felt you were the most qualified applicant?


Wait - so I'm getting a job? Yes. Hell yes I will take that job. And I won't think a damn thing about it.




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