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Hey Clara Bear! Thanks for chiming in.. Are you from the area? How's your experience at the school thus far?


I don't think that one group can claim that no other groups of people have been discriminated against. Discrimination is human nature regardless of it is because you look different or sound different or if you act differently than the majority of people at the time. The difference between the situation of African Americans in THIS country and other groups (without minimizing their particular struggles) is that slavery of Africans took a different turn. It went from enslaving a group of people for an amount of years, to slavery becoming something that was the fate of GENERATIONS of people. Even after all this time of being 'physically free', Blacks suffered at the hands of radical racial extremists for over 100 more years. It is not until recently that they are able to live life without looking over their shoulders. That's a lot to deal with.

I think that it is two sided though. In the same way the Blacks HAVE to move forward without using slavery as a crutch for ALL their problems, Whites in this country have to also adjust to the idea of equality among the races. It's a lot to get used to and 40+ years will NOT erase the damage done for 400+ years. It's just not possible from a logical standpoint.

We can only work with each other and get rid of the pointless hate. Hate me for being a jerk or a 'rare end', but not because of something that I was born with like my skin.

So.... I say all this to say that people are still angry, still hurt, still suffering at the hands of those who refuse to get used to a Jim Crow free society. Everyone deals with things differently. What I don't want, however, is for anyone on this board to minimize the extent of damage done. We all aspire to be or are already legal professionals who are required to think logically and analytically so please don't be igorant. (That goes for EVERYONE)

With that being said, there are ignorant people of all shapes and colors. The faster we all learn to pinpoint them, the easier our lives will be. The poster who wished he had 'white slaves' is ignorant. I'm Black and I can say that. There is nothing amusing about seeing anyone go through that! It is also ignorant to ignore the possiblity that there are genuinely GOOD people out there as well and they don't deserve to be blamed for the actions of others. That's my take. I hope it wasn't offensive, because that wasn't my intent.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CUNY, NCCU or UALR???
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:14:57 PM »
I was under the impression that it was a decent school for its price tag. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CUNY, NCCU or UALR???
« on: February 05, 2009, 08:03:33 AM »
What about poor North Carolina Central?? No one has made any comments about it. Should I take that as a sign??

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CUNY, NCCU or UALR???
« on: February 02, 2009, 09:07:43 PM »
Gotcha! Thanks for the advice! Hopefully its not too late..

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CUNY, NCCU or UALR???
« on: February 02, 2009, 06:27:44 PM »
I did look into the University of Miss but didn't know much about it so I dismissed it. I will look deeper at that one. BUT ..I couldn't see myself living in Oklahoma so I'm not too interested in that one :-/

What's the difference between little rock and fayettvile? From what I understand they are pretty much on the same level? Please correct me if I'm wrong. I was attracted to UALR initially, because of the Out-of State Resident scholarship which offers in-state tuition to out-of-staters.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: widener vs hofstra
« on: February 02, 2009, 06:11:47 PM »
I was told that by a 2L at Widener that the curve is atrocious!!!! (Dunno if that helps but just my two cents)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CUNY, NCCU or UALR???
« on: February 02, 2009, 06:08:41 PM »
P.s. I also got into Widener and Hofstra BUT I feel as though the price tags on BOTH schools are not worth it in comparison to the three schools mentioned above. What do you think?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: CUNY, NCCU or UALR???
« on: February 02, 2009, 06:06:40 PM »
Thanks for the responses. I am interested in Public Interest Law (juvenile law) so I know that I won't be swimming in money! Wherever I decide to go I wouldn't mind practicing in the area.

I just want to know which school I would get the best overall experience (academic, social(limited), and job prospects in public interest of course.

Choosing the Right Law School / CUNY, NCCU or UALR???
« on: February 02, 2009, 10:33:13 AM »
I can't decided which school to attend in the fall. I live in NY so CUNY would be VERY convenient, but I would like to eventually move out of New York, which makes North Carolina Central and University of Arkansas at Little Rock great options.All three schools are in my price range, because I will NOT be taking out loans to attend law school. I do not need anymore debt taking into consideration my career goals and the fact that I am not planning to make 6 figures a year!  ;)

Which school (although they are pretty much on the same level I believe) is better in terms of opportunities etc. (not going after BigLaw so please no 'retake the LSAT' or 'NONE because they aren't T14 schools' posts please. If you do not have any advice that is RELEVANT to my question and THESE schools, please do not respond. Thanks  ;D

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