Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Profiles in Academic Handkerchief Headedness: Tamesha Keel, Assistant Dean for “Career Services” at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law
Idiocy on Display: On May 27, 2015, TTTamesha Keel wrote a Huffington Post article entitled “Diversity in the Legal Profession Begins With Law School.” Look at this weak-ass opening:
“Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to ensure equal, employment advancement for all and makes employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal. However, substantial progress in increasing the number of diverse attorneys within the American legal profession has been abysmally slow since the Act's passage.
Diverse attorneys have faced incredible obstacles in advancing professionally when compared to their non-diverse counterparts. Consequently, attorneys within the American legal profession do not adequately reflect the diversity of the current population. The legal profession severely lags behind other professions when it comes to diversity and inclusion, which is ironic considering the nature of the profession. Unfortunately, this trend will continue unless something is done to reverse it.”
Are you still awake?! If you fell asleep while reading this nonsense, that’s okay. Hell, many high school freshmen have stronger writing skills – and are not quite as naïve as this moron. The tool then continued:
“The good news is that minority students are applying and being accepted into law schools more than ever before. For example, during the 2013-2014 academic year, minorities comprised 26.9 percent of total J.D. enrollment and 29.1 percent of first year enrollment. While these stats show a promising trend of increased diversity within law schools, more significant gains must be made because law school is a crucial gateway in the legal profession's diversity pipeline.
In the midst of declining enrollment, some schools are looking to diverse candidates merely as a means to fill potentially empty seats in their first year classes and replace lost tuition revenue. However, the better and more honorable practice would be to actively enroll promising, diverse students, coupled with diversity and cultural competence programming, to enrich the educational environment for all students.
Diversity not only makes good business sense, it is also paramount in demonstrating that fair representation and equal access are necessary for justice, a foundational tenet of the legal profession. Developing a diverse and inclusive law school community is critical for creating a richer experience and maintaining relevance. This experience translates into better lawyers with deeper understanding of the profession's global realities, more capabilities in representing a diverse client base, and heightened cultural intelligence - skills that are absent without multicultural experiences.
Law schools are the legal profession's pipeline, and should set the tone for the profession's future.” [Emphasis mine]
Does anyone with an IQ above room temperature want to argue that enrolling more minority law students is going to proportionally result in more minority practicing attorneys? Biglaw firms will continue to hire those who graduate from real law schools, i.e. Yale, Harvard, Stanford and similar institutions. The typical brown or black law grad earns his law degree from a regional toilet or pathetic cesspool. What the hell is the point of incurring an additional $120K+ in NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt, for a chance to represent broke bastards?!?!
Other Coverage: On May 29, 2015, the Law School Truth Center featured a piece that was brilliantly entitled “The Diverse Slaughterhouse.” Here is my favorite portion of this hilarious entry:
“Don't mistake me, though; I'm not being ironic. It's awesome that law schools are enrolling more minorities, regardless of what caused it.
Imagine a slaughterhouse. Let's call it Dickinson Farms. For years, Dickinson has been almost exclusively been buying prime Hereford cattle. Due to some unsavory, yellow-journalism news articles ("50% of subsidized beef winds up in dumpsters"), the fortunes of the beef industry look significantly worse; ranchers find other areas to sell their best Herefords.
Left with a severe shortage in higher-rated stock, the slaughterhouses turn to purchasing more Black Angus than they had in previous years (for whatever reason, Herefords generally are rated higher than Black Angus, and ratings mean everything). Obviously, they would rather have the higher-rated Herefords.
But is this a bad sign for the slaughterhouse?” [Emphasis mine]
The author nailed this situation down perfectly! This dumbass, female Uncle Tom does not give a damn about “diversity” – or for the actual men and women that she claims to champion. It is ALL about the money. Remember, these cockroaches will do and say anything, in order to avoid real work.
Conclusion: In the final analysis, Tamesha Keel is worse than the typical white “law professor” or dean. She is attempting to use her status as a black woman and academic to wrongly convince others that increasing the number of minority students – at overpriced ABA-accredited trash heaps – is an “honorable” undertaking. This is morally reprehensible.
Handkerchief Head Keel knows that minorities – most of whom are from humble backgrounds and have few real connections – will find it MUCH harder to break into Biglaw, federal clerkships or academia. Yet, now that smarter college grads are avoiding law school in droves, she wants black, brown and yellow students to make up the difference and support the “educator” pigs. What a beacon of integrity, huh?!?!
Posted by Nando at 4:14 AM