“As a Board, we have reflected the Journal’s troubling history of marginalization”
Activist groups claimed minorities were underrepresented at Yale Law Journal. They were completely wrong, but the editor is apologizing anyway.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Yale Law Journal Editor Apologizes For ‘Unwelcoming Culture’
The former editor in chief of the Yale Law Journal apologized on Wednesday for his board’s role in what he describes as “the Journal’s troubling history of marginalization.”
The apology from Alexander Nabavi-Noori came after a bevy of law school affinity groups charged that the prestigious law journal’s admissions practices are racist and demanded the Journal release its admissions data, which showed that blacks in 2020 were admitted at a higher rate than any other demographic group.
Nabavi-Noori, who graduates from the law school in May, is himself a gay Hispanic from a poor, single-parent family and a proponent of affirmative action. He nonetheless lamented the “unwelcoming” culture that his board—which boasted a 61 percent admissions rate for black applicants—had upheld.
“Although we tried to implement a process that departed substantially from the one that left many feeling hurt, disrespected, and stigmatized last year, our process did not go far enough,” Nabavi-Noori said in a statement posted to an online forum for Yale Law students. “As a Board, we have reflected the Journal’s troubling history of marginalization, and we understand that affinity group members have encountered an unwelcoming culture on the Journal.”
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