« on: December 13, 2005, 09:18:00 AM »
anyone else get this e-mail? very confused, and kind of pissed that I have to wait until february after working hard to submit my app early.
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Topics - Steve Butabi
I am not a race warrior or one who really cares about AA in general very much, but just wanted to bring up some of my thoughts.
I think AA shouldn't be race-based. It doesnt make sense. Sure, black have been historically discriminated against, and on the whole, they are still facing some disadvantages today. But most of those disadvantages stem from an assumed socioeconomic disadvantage that might not exist.
Just to give an example, I went to a small, rich, private prep school. I had maybe 3 black people in my graduating class of 68. But these were rich black people who had been afforded EVERY opportunity in life that the white kids at the school had been. The fact that there were so few of these black students does not say much for race equality in my state (which is 23% black, I believe), but these kids would intentionally slack off, get C's, not study for the SATs as much as they could because they knew they could get into great universities solely based on their race. Now I'm sure these kids ran into SOME opposition or racism in their day, however, it doesnt seem fair that they can be rich, sheltered, and priviledged and still get into better schools than their white counterparts simply because of who their parents are (black people).
Why not base AA on family income? I think that's a much more accurate predictor of advantage/disadvantage.
Just my 2 cents, feel free to crucify if you like.
« on: November 29, 2005, 12:04:29 AM »
am I crazy? I submitted on 10/25, they requested report on 10/27. They say it takes 3 to 4 weeks to become complete, and it's been four weeks. Does anyone know how they notify? snail mail, postcard, email?
I have about 9000 from undergrad, got a phone call from student direct or something, they want me to consolidate my loans, supposedley ensuring a locked low interest rate. whould I do this? what does you guys know about dis?
what do ya need? bottle rockets, dental dams, redi-whip?
hello! earth to tall female dog! who can't control the students? you!
america's greatest president.
I got some good news and I got some bad news. The bad news is....don't ever make we wait outside the door again.
bd? do me a favor...don't ever talk.
we've got a keg sighting on the south quad.