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Specific Groups => Black Law Students => Topic started by: WannabeLAW on March 05, 2006, 08:38:28 PM

Title: What does it means to be black?
Post by: WannabeLAW on March 05, 2006, 08:38:28 PM
I just wanted to get some opinions on the topic. This should be interesting.
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: 2Lacoste on March 05, 2006, 08:54:16 PM
You gotta eat fried chicken, watermelon, ack ignant, and of course, be a beneficiary of AA (I'm being facetious, but also predicting an inevitable response to this thread).

*Trying to save us all the headache.
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: _BP_ on March 05, 2006, 09:08:54 PM
You gotta eat fried chicken, watermelon, ack ignant, and of course, be a beneficiary of AA (I'm being facetious, but also predicting an inevitable response to this thread).

*Trying to save us all the headache.

Talk about stereotypes Bluesweater, I for one like my chicken baked  :P
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: Muse on March 05, 2006, 09:13:31 PM
Black is what everyone tries to imitate.
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: 2Lacoste on March 05, 2006, 10:06:49 PM
You gotta eat fried chicken, watermelon, ack ignant, and of course, be a beneficiary of AA (I'm being facetious, but also predicting an inevitable response to this thread).

*Trying to save us all the headache.

Talk about stereotypes Bluesweater, I for one like my chicken baked  :P

I can't do fried chicken or watermelon. 
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: Slow Blues on March 06, 2006, 06:08:15 AM
There is no one thing. Everyone, black, white, or whatever is an individual and nothing makes you any more or less black. The second you attach "meaning" to being black you fall into the trap of stereotypes and generalizations. Now, if you want to learn about the black experience or black history, then I can recommend a few good books for you to read. Class dismissed.
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: blk_reign on March 06, 2006, 08:28:54 AM
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,34048.0.html
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 06, 2006, 04:45:02 PM
I know what black means to others.  How it can affect their daily lives but skin color is only of secondary importance to me.  Development of your inner self is far more important than what others might peceive about the other you.
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: Young Esq. on March 06, 2006, 05:09:33 PM
1. Your mother must have a baby daddy
2. You must have worn Starter
3. You play spades to the death
4. Mama Nem' play bid wisk
5. You must use the phrase Mama Nem'
6. You must remember Martin and Living single
7. You must know most or the words to the "Flava in ya Ear Remix"
8. Your parents or grandparents used to have a jerry curl or Afro
9. You must have stood in line or know know someone who has when a new pair of shoes came out
10. You know how to do the electric slide, booty call, and dare I saw can follow instructions on the Cha Cha Slide
11. There must be a picture of the Black Jesus in one of your relatives house
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: Hybrid Vigor on March 06, 2006, 07:19:11 PM
Being black means having someone from Africa pass you some DNA. The End.
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: M DOT on March 06, 2006, 07:22:59 PM
omg, thats why we cant get anywhere, hilarious ike, im especially feeling #3 and #10 (the cha cha slide part)
1. Your mother must have a baby daddy
2. You must have worn Starter
3. You play spades to the death
4. Mama Nem' play bid wisk
5. You must use the phrase Mama Nem'
6. You must remember Martin and Living single
7. You must know most or the words to the "Flava in ya Ear Remix"
8. Your parents or grandparents used to have a jerry curl or Afro
9. You must have stood in line or know know someone who has when a new pair of shoes came out
10. You know how to do the electric slide, booty call, and dare I saw can follow instructions on the Cha Cha Slide
11. There must be a picture of the Black Jesus in one of your relatives house
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: John Galt on March 06, 2006, 07:33:47 PM
I don't care what color I am, chitlins smell like straight isht







But damn if they aren't delicious!
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: Mr. Pink on March 06, 2006, 07:45:55 PM
1. Your mother must have a baby daddy
2. You must have worn Starter
3. You play spades to the death
4. Mama Nem' play bid wisk
5. You must use the phrase Mama Nem'
6. You must remember Martin and Living single
7. You must know most or the words to the "Flava in ya Ear Remix"
8. Your parents or grandparents used to have a jerry curl or Afro
9. You must have stood in line or know know someone who has when a new pair of shoes came out
10. You know how to do the electric slide, booty call, and dare I saw can follow instructions on the Cha Cha Slide
11. There must be a picture of the Black Jesus in one of your relatives house

nothing wrong with that..
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: George JeffersonČ on March 06, 2006, 07:47:41 PM
1. Your mother must have a baby daddy
2. You must have worn Starter
3. You play spades to the death
4. Mama Nem' play bid wisk
5. You must use the phrase Mama Nem'
6. You must remember Martin and Living single
7. You must know most or the words to the "Flava in ya Ear Remix"
8. Your parents or grandparents used to have a jerry curl or Afro
9. You must have stood in line or know know someone who has when a new pair of shoes came out
10. You know how to do the electric slide, booty call, and dare I saw can follow instructions on the Cha Cha Slide
11. There must be a picture of the Black Jesus in one of your relatives house

I almost did #9 for the Jordan Defining Moments Package  ;D
Title: Re: What does it means to be black?
Post by: WannabeLAW on March 07, 2006, 02:59:12 AM
There is no one thing. Everyone, black, white, or whatever is an individual and nothing makes you any more or less black. The second you attach "meaning" to being black you fall into the trap of stereotypes and generalizations. Now, if you want to learn about the black experience or black history, then I can recommend a few good books for you to read. Class dismissed.

My friend, take a look around you. What is written and what is practiced sometimes vary.