Chicago Law School faculty hated Obama
I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about "Barry." Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn't even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn't have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.
The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).
Consider this: 1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a "lawyer". He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges that he "fibbed" on his bar application. ...
4. A senior lecturer is one thing. A fully ranked law professor is another. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, "Obama did NOT 'hold the title' of a University of Chicago law school professor". Barack Obama was NOT a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago.
5. The University of Chicago released a statement in March, 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) "served as a professor" in the law school, but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.
6. "He did not hold the title of professor of law," said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.
the first perspective is that punishing more qualified white, jewish or asian applicants because at one time blacks were oppressed is racist because people are being punished or rewarded based on their race rather whether or not they victimized or were once victims of past racial discrimination
more insidious AA is racist because its underlying premise is that blacks are not capable of making normal standards for acceptance into elite schools or competitive jobs without lowering their standards. that is the real racism of affirmative action and the stigma it imposes.
Thank you--points I can actually address.
2. Are you suggesting that Whites, Jews, and Asians are more qualified on average?
Actually that is not true. Affirmative action's goal is to increase the probability of racial minorities gaining access to educational and employment opportunities that their White counterparts are assumed to have greater access to due solely to their race.more insidious AA is racist because its underlying premise is that blacks are not capable of making normal standards for acceptance into elite schools or competitive jobs without lowering their standards. that is the real racism of affirmative action and the stigma it imposes.
Oh I know what the goal supposedly is
let me close with a question
if a black knows all he needs to get into his first choice of a college, law school or medical school is say a B average when whites need A averages, why is he going to bust his ass to get an A average when he can coast and get B's
and since it is well known that affirmative action has lead blacks with far lower scores to get admitted what happens to a black doctor who really earned his way into Harvard Medical school? I bet many potential patients wonder if he really deserved to be there
when I was in college I attended a meeting of undergrads who had been nominated for several scholarships (Rhodes, Danforth and Marshalls) to speak with Yale grad students who had won said scholarships. One man in that room was a medical student-a black guy with a rhodes. Now several people near me were making comments like "yeah I wonder how that guy got into Yale med" or "how did he get a rhodes".
well I later ran into that fellow and he approached me since he remembered me in the meeting and we started talking. turns out he was Phi beta Kappa at princeton, was an all american athlete and during the summers he worked at a inner city hospital helping drug overdose victims etc. he was the most qualified guy in that entire room and had the best credentials of the 15 or so Rhodes scholars I know. yet all his life people are going to think he got into that medical school because he was black. and that is why affirmative action really sucks
FWIW, I never actually said that Affirmative Action is a good thing. I'm just debating with you guys on what its purpoted goal is.