The California State Bar reported that passing rates and scores plummeted on the July, 1984, California Bar examination. It also reported that 48% of the whites who took the exam passed, as compared to 11% black, 18% Latino, and 30% Asian.
Why need the Bar break down statistics according to race? Why, in fact, need it even have such information? Must we be polarized into various racial categories forever? If one group of persons has a higher pass rate, so be it.