From Peter Arcidiacono and Michael Lovenheim’s paper “Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff” :
[B]lack applicants in 2002 were admitted to Michigan’s law school at a slightly higher rate than white students, 26.9% to 23.3%, despite the average academic index of black applicants being around 1.5 standard deviations lower than the mean white applicant. More striking is where the black admit distribution lies relative to the white admit distribution. The median black admit had an academic index at the second percentile of the white distribution, and the seventy-fifth percentile of the black admit distribution was at the eighth percentile of the white distribution. The difference between the black and white admit distributions is not all due to affirmative action: if the African American academic index distribution is below the white distribution, this would produce a difference in the incoming qualifications of black versus white students even in the absence of affirmative action. However, the fact that these distributions are almost non-overlapping is suggestive of a large amount of race-based preferences in admissions being given to African American students. The University of Michigan is by no means an outlier either. The data show that the extent of preferential admissions for black students is even more pronounced at other elite public law schools, such as the University of Virginia and the University of Wisconsin.
Sorta fills in some of the gaps in trying to explain why Mr. Harvard Law Review is reduced to flimsy and false narratives, eh ?i And why, out of everyone in the entire global political arena, only Canada’s PM is enough of a fresh n00b to think anything of the guy… No one ever told Obama that he’s a fucking idiot until it was too late !! It’s almost like you want to become Africa so badly that nothing in the world can stand in your way.ii Totally, “no one could’ve predicted.” Right ?
We’ll feed you. A bit.
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- How’s that Obamacare treating you ? Still eager to give idiots another femtosecond on this planet now that your premiums are going up by double-digits percent next year, not to mention the year after that ? Still think that everyone has the “right” to phree healthcare ?
- In some ways, USistan is in even worse shape than the great nation of Africa – did you know that it’s been 42 years since US Presidents stopped wearing top hats to their inaugurations ? Even Nigerian President Buhari wore a goddam hat to his !! [↩]