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Deans at Ohio Law School Reportedly Criticized Student Body for Being Excessively White

Deans at Ohio Law School Reportedly Criticized Student Body for Being Excessively White

“we should not be satisfied with the diversity of our student body, even on the measures used in this study”

The left’s obsession with race is starting to look like a moral panic. It has gone beyond a talking point.

The Daily Wire reports:

Ohio Law School Deans Criticized Students For Being ‘Excessively White’

Two deans at an Ohio law school criticized the student body for being “excessively” white after a study declared that the law school was the 144th most white school in the nation.

According to email correspondence obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf at Case Western Reserve University said they were upset that the school was considered in the top 200 “whitest law schools in America in 2021.”

“First, we should not be satisfied with the diversity of our student body, even on the measures used in this study,” the deans said. “It does not mean we have an equitable number of students who identify as Black, Native American, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or other under-represented groups.”

In the same email, Berg and Scharf admitted that the school increased the percentage of first-year law students “who do not identify as white” by 11% since 2004.

The email followed the March 9 release of the “Whitest Law School Report,” a study commissioned by Vernellia Randall, a professor emeritus at the University of Dayton School of Law. The report measures “diversity” in 200 United States law schools and identifies “excess whiteness.”

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“The left’s obsession with race is starting to look like a moral panic.”

Starting?

You might be a couple years and a few hundred cancellations behind the times.

nordic_prince | March 16, 2021 at 2:33 pm

Fixated on melanin-challenged people again?

Please remind me – what’s it called when you fixate on skin color above everything else?

Oh yeah – RACISM.

Why is there a list of the “200 whitest” law schools, when there are only 205 ABA accredited law schools in the US? Who are the other 5?

And if they’re worried about it, #144 is more than halfway down the list, so they’re better than average.

Preoccupation with racial quotas is counterproductive. You cannot use the words diversity and excellence together. If diversity does not occur naturally, find out why, and attempt to remedy that.

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