« on: November 05, 2008, 04:57:04 PM »
I haven't been on LSD since school started, kinda weird to be on the opposite end. Anyway I'm a current NYU student and would be available to answer any questions you have.
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botbot: Assuming we agree that the USN&WR rankings are not perfect, it makes sense to look for alternatives for what I see as two good reasons. 1) Something that's not perfect is in need of a supplement and 2) alternatives point out that they are not perfect and that somebody is trying to remedy them.
Seriously: every time you continue to deny the existence or significance of white privilege as a major component of institutional racism and discrimination, you are disregarding the struggle of non-whites. I'll leave it at that. If you seriously don't see that...yeah. I don't know, at this point. If you're so invested in looking at your own belly button and feeling bad for yourself, it's unclear to me that you can really be a partner in the struggle against racism.
I grew up in mobile home in Southeastern Kentucky within a stones throw of a coal mine. My mother and father have had to absolutely kill themselves just provide what little we have. During college I worked two jobs in order to keep the rent paid. One of my best friends and current roomate, whom I met during my freshman year, is black. His mother is a judge, and his father is a financial analyst. Let it suffice that my family's entire living quarters could probably fit into his living room. Although he had no real interest in law, his family placed a considerable amount of pressure on him to pursue a career in law. We applied to many of the same schools because we felt that it would be nice if we could attend law school together. Despite having a 6 point lower LSAT score and a 4 point lower GPA he was accepted to all three of our top choices and I was denied.
AA is bull and you would be hard pressed to convince me otherwise.
Oh look, another hard-lifer.
This board is full of them!
How queer it is that every white person here suffered so much...