Skip to comments.Racial Preferences Backfire Legally
Posted on 08/23/2012 10:42:10 AM PDT by Academiadotorg
Racial preferences embraced by supposedly elite law schools may actually be forcing blacks out of the legal profession. There are fewer African-American students than anyone would prefer with the entering credentials necessary for admission on a color-blind basis to the most elite law schools, Anthony Caso of the Chapman University School of Law wrote in an amicus brief he compiled for three members of the U. S. Civil Rights Commission. But there are many more who would do well at mid-tier schoolsif they were only attending those schools.
Caso assembled an amicus brief in support of Abigail Noel Fisher in the case of Fisher v. the University of Texas that the U. S. Supreme Court will examine in October. Fisher alleges that she was squeezed out of a slot at UT Austin to make way for candidates admitted under race-based preferences.
In his brief, Caso draws heavily upon the research of contrarian UCLA law professor Richard Sander, who has co-filed his own amicus brief on Fishers behalf. First, African-American students attending law schools failed or dropped out at much higher rates than white students (19.3% vs. 8.2%), Caso notes in the brief. Overwhelmingly, this phenomenon was associated with poor performance and not financial hardship, which mattered only slightly.
Life doesnt get much easier for those who stick around. Second, among African-Americans who graduated and took the bar, the proportion who passed on their first attempt was not just lower than that for whites, it was lower even when one controls for academic index (LSAT and college GPA), Caso contends. For example, 71% of African-Americans with a 400-460 index failed the bar on their first effort, while only 52% of whites did.
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Placing students in an academic environment where they can't compete results in a high failure/dropout rate. Forcing them to pass a bar exam based upon scoring results that have not been adjusted for their racial "disability" results in failure.
Who could have possibly predicted such a thing? /sarcasm off
Racial preferences = Discrimination
The failure of affirmative action students in the elite Universities has been known and documented for at least 10 years.
This is just an update as applied to Law schools.
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