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Black Law Students / Re: Black Folks and Religion
« on: July 05, 2007, 10:13:01 AM »
wait...what?  Black ppl are not held back by religion.  Black ppl are held up by other black ppl in a system that is not our own.  Nothing to do w/ religion. 

Wow and I thought I made a blanket statement. Religion in this country plays just as much a role in the brainwashing of blacks as it did when James Baldwin was writing about it. Surely, black people cannot be the entire or even half of the reason that other blacks are not able to achieve the american dream. If the system is not our own and it is structurally lacking in the ability to let minorities move further maybe it was designed that way.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Folks and Religion
« on: July 05, 2007, 10:05:16 AM »
I've heard this argument before from a lot of the Black Panther-esque types, but it doesn't hold true. Heard of liberation theology?  Yes, religion is one of the ways that slaveowners used to keep slaves docile (you know, along with whips and chains and rape and racism and such.) But at the same time, religion has been used in a way that inspires people to action. It cuts both ways - as Frederick Harris has written, religion has been used both as an opiate and as an inspiration for black political action.

Are you guys freaking serious? In 1960 when the church actually meant something to the black community besides hawking T.D. Jakes books, Madea bootlegs, and the never ending building fund I would agree with you wholeheartedly. However, these past two elections are prime examples of the farce that is Christianity in this country. Church pastors telling congregations to vote for a President that does not give a damn about the common man regardless of race. Faith based initiatives keeping the poor in check. I am not one to knock someone's religion whatever it may be, but Christianity is not viewed with the same reverence and call for social change that existed years ago. If social reform ever takes place in this country it will not be due to America's churches.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Folks and Religion
« on: July 04, 2007, 11:14:24 AM »
Religion is one of the biggest reasons black people dont have shyt in this country now. We can always rationalize ourselves out of whatever we should have or dismiss it to higher powers. "Baby that is just da devil!"

Black Law Students / Re: I flunked out...any advice?
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:49:34 AM »
Oh yeah, regardless of how you feel about it now. This minor setback in your life is not the end of the world. Learn from this experience and build yourself up from it. Do not let this one failure on a series of arbitrary tests determine your self worth. Be honest with your parents and get back to us as well.

Travel more. Talk less.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Today's random lyrics
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:42:41 AM »
Be bop ba do
da dading a loo
skat a ping da boo

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:38:39 AM »
Guinness' for everyone!!!

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:37:16 AM »

Black Law Students / Re: The Hair Thread
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:28:59 AM »
Has anyone ever heard of people actually ironing their hair?

Black Law Students / Re: The Howard Law/HBCU Law Schools Thread
« on: June 29, 2007, 01:06:05 AM »

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