As a Hispanic American, I rejected getting into Harvard Law school by affirmative action alone. You know why? Because Harvard Law School is a law school that teaches how to cheat white people out of their wealth. And it’s a law school that teaches how to cheat poor people out of their wealth. And it is a law school that teaches how to steal the wealth from workers, the wealth from people who are sick and need more medical care and more health care and more social services, and that wealth from people who were abused or exploited, the wealth from people who were victims of domestic abuse, and the wealth stolen from children. If my family could afford a Harvard Law school education, we would not have been able to get into our current good jobs because these good jobs don’t pay them. So it’s not surprising that a lot of people who can’t afford these elite law schools go to other universities, like Boston College, or the University of Chicago. They go and they say, “Can you believe there are people who can’t get into Harvard Law School?” Well, that’s not my problem.
What I think about affirmative action is something that has been a source of shame for a very long time. But I think that because so many of them are taking advantage of it, now they want to change it. And they have a real problem because it is a law school that teaches how to take away the wealth of so many people.
Now there are still people who say, “Well, it’s a law school that teaches you the laws. So there’s nothing wrong with that. It is not cheating and it’s not stealing.” But that’s the point. You know that you can always be a better law student. You can always be a smarter law student. You can always be a more effective law student. But if you teach people, as a school, your whole life through, it means that you are getting rewarded for cheating, it means that you’re helping to cheat white people out of their wealth and it means that if you are a woman, and you go to school to get your undergraduate degree, you are only going to have a chance to get a good job if you attend one of these low-quality schools. So for people who are smart enough to make it through law school and they are smart enough to graduate, they are going to lose