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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    You've side stepped the most important consideration of all, which is if she had applied with that SAT and those grades as a black or latino would she have gained admission? I'm guessing that she'd have been a shoe in. GPA = 3.59 and SAT = 1180 and she was "inadmissable regardless of race"? Bull****. People who believe that have got no right to talk about ostriches with their heads in the sand.
    Yep. That's the whole point of AA: If statistics A-Z make two people indistinguishable, lets look at the color of their skin to break the tie.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    You assume a white was crossed over. I wasn't and don't know any that were. The minority students I know seem to be high achievers.

    There are still more whites in UH law than all other races. I bet UT is still mostly white too.
    So your defense of that is to state that there are more whites in UH law? When there are less whites in all of America than other races, you can make a legitimate argument. Otherwise - nope.

    Scores are scores. Actually, I think that admissions boards shouldn't include face-to-face interviews with potential applicants, as it may unduly sway the pendulum.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    You've side stepped the most important consideration of all, which is if she had applied with that SAT and those grades as a black or latino would she have gained admission? I'm guessing that she'd have been a shoe in. GPA = 3.59 and SAT = 1180 and she was "inadmissable regardless of race"? Bull****. People who believe that have got no right to talk about ostriches with their heads in the sand.
    She would not have gotten in if she was black either. There were better students turned away from UH law of all races.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    So your defense of that is to state that there are more whites in UH law? When there are less whites in all of America than other races, you can make a legitimate argument. Otherwise - nope.

    Scores are scores. Actually, I think that admissions boards shouldn't include face-to-face interviews with potential applicants, as it may unduly sway the pendulum.
    Most students at UH law are white.

    Of course face to face should be required. Jobs require interviews why shouldnt competitive schools?

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court drew new limits on colleges' use of affirmative action Monday, saying that although racial preferences remain constitutional, they are permissible only if schools can first show that there are "no workable race-neutral alternatives." The court's 7-1 decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, suggests that public schools can use affirmative action only as a last resort for creating a diverse student body, and raises the prospect that colleges will face a tougher burden of justifying them in the future. But the justices stopped short of issuing a broader decision either fully cementing or eliminating schools' ability to take account of an applicant's race. Instead, Kennedy wrote that public universities could adopt affirmative action plans only if they can demonstrate that there is "no workable race-neutral alternatives would produce the benefits of educational diversity."

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Most students at UH law are white.
    Most Americans are white.

    Of course face to face should be required. Jobs require interviews why shouldnt competitive schools?
    Many jobs shouldn't require face-to-face interviews as well. I'd make that argument with public sector/civil service jobs. Private sector - go ahead.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Most Americans are white.



    Many jobs shouldn't require face-to-face interviews as well. I'd make that argument with public sector/civil service jobs. Private sector - go ahead.
    Most citizens are white most students are white. Seems like things are working.
    As for interviews they are important. I wouldnt hire with out one.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    She would not have gotten in if she was black either. There were better students turned away from UH law of all races.
    I'm supposed to believe that?

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    As for interviews they are important. I wouldnt hire with out one.
    Is your phone broke?

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I'm supposed to believe that?
    She didnt get in. You say she would have if she were a different color. Show people with lower performance that got in. If there arent any then she wouldn't have gotten in anyway.

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