Race, Racism and the Law
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Total Whiteness in State LSAC Applications

The 2004 Whitest Law Schools Report
The Top Ten Whitest Law Schools in the United States
Prologue:
I grew up in Texas during Jim Crow.  During that time going on long distance road trips had a distinct flavor for Blacks and I remember it vividly - the packing enough food for the entire trip (no restaurants), the using the bathroom on the side of the road (no gas station bathrooms), the sleeping in the car on the side of the road (no motels). But my most vivid memory of my road trips in Texas was the sign I read every time we went through Greenville, Texas -
The Blackest Land,
The Whitest People
In many ways institutional discrimination in law schools is really about  maintaining the legal profession as "The Whitest Profession". 

Professor Vernellia Randall

Note: Whiteness is defined as caucasian plus unknown.

 

Rank State Total  White  %Whiteness
26 ALABAMA 892 672 75.3
28 ALASKA 120 89 74.2
31 ARIZONA 1384 1009 72.9
17 ARKANSAS 643 521 81.0
51 CALIFORNIA 11925 5733 48.1
50 CANADIAN PROVINCES 737 388 52.6
21 COLORADO 1510 1190 78.8
30 CONNECTICUT 1461 1068 73.1
41 DELAWARE 283 187 66.1
47 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 969 540 55.7
46 FLORIDA 5170 2953 57.1
43 GEORGIA 2788 1738 62.3
54 GUAM 19 3 15.8
53 HAWAII 329 72 21.9
14 IDAHO 284 240 84.5
36 ILLINOIS 4571 3137 68.6
23 INDIANA 1706 1337 78.4
8 IOWA 794 692 87.2
13 KANSAS 756 640 84.7
11 KENTUCKY 1065 908 85.3
40 LOUISIANA 1610 1070 66.5
6 MAINE 295 259 87.8
49 MARYLAND 2440 1313 53.8
27 MASSACHUSETTS 2949 2200 74.6
34 MICHIGAN 2844 1973 69.4
15 MINNESOTA 1435 1194 83.2
35 MISSISSIPPI 701 486 69.3
19 MISSOURI 1566 1236 78.9
1 MONTANA 250 226 90.4
7 NEBRASKA 485 423 87.2
39 NEVADA 548 365 66.6
9 NEW HAMPSHIRE 297 254 85.5
42 NEW JERSEY 3758 2348 62.5
48 NEW MEXICO 375 206 54.9
44 NEW YORK 9329 5761 61.8
37 NORTH CAROLINA 2350 1609 68.5
4 NORTH DAKOTA 169 152 89.9
19 OHIO 3539 2792 78.9
33 OKLAHOMA 847 592 69.9
24 OREGON 839 646 77.0
52 OTHER TERRITORIES 30 7 23.3
22 PENNSYLVANIA 3789 2977 78.6
57 PUERTO RICO 1287 17 1.3
16 RHODE ISLAND 292 242 82.9
25 SOUTH CAROLINA 1051 796 75.7
2 SOUTH DAKOTA 182 164 90.1
56 STATE NOT INDICATED 1899 93 4.9
29 TENNESSEE 1369 1002 73.2
45 TEXAS 6797 4043 59.5
12 UTAH 1131 964 85.2
10 VERMONT 144 123 85.4
55 VIRGIN ISLANDS 17 2 11.8
38 VIRGINIA 3387 2276 67.2
32 WASHINGTON 1936 1379 71.2
5 WEST VIRGINIA 453 404 89.2
18 WISCONSIN 1556 1258 80.8
2 WYOMING 152 137 90.1

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Thanks to Derrick Bell and his pioneer work: 
Race, Racism and American Law
(1993).