Originally posted by @whodey
According to this article, California will lower the standards to pass the bar exam in order to usher in more minorities into the law profession, which is over 80% white.
Is this racist?
You may wish to believe that a high score equates to a more competent or intelligent lawyer but the evidence cited in this report says you would be wrong.
You may also wish to believe that the reason this very high score (higher than other states) discriminates against non white candidates has to do with their intelligence or their suitability for the profession, but you would be unable to show us any evidence for that claim.
When a test score fails to identify better lawyers but does have the effect of discriminating against non white candidates, then that test score is unhelpful and should be changed. Simple.
The object is not to discriminate in favour or non white candidates but to stop discriminating against them with a test that has no evidence of a link with the quality of lawyers it provides.
The current test is a spurious display of scientific measurement to convince idiots like you without meaning anything.