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Black Law Students / Re: Introduce yourself to BLSD
« on: June 27, 2006, 07:45:34 PM »
Forgot to do this.


I'm not gonna say my name.  Habit.  Anyway, I'm a 25 year old dude about to start living in Jersey City.  I start Rutgers - Newark in the fall ('06).  I did my undergrad in psych at RU in new brunswick.

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Black Law Students / Re: Fighting Latinos for political powwer?
« on: June 27, 2006, 07:37:28 PM »
Quote from: mivida2k
The heart disease and cholesterol is related to fast food and high fat foods that African-Americans, particularly low income, tend to eat on a regular basis.  Also, the daily stresses of being African-American and the drama we deal with.


I could be wrong, but I think you're mistaken (...that made me laugh).

According to my doctor, being black is a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes, independent of other factor, such as income, for sodium-rich foods.  In other words, if you're black and eat and MickeyDs, you're still more likely to develop heart disease and diabetes than if you are white and eat at Burger King.  It is a genetic predisposition to an illness targeted at a particular group of people, who, as it just so happens, we refer to as a "race".  That seems pretty compelling evidence that genetics plays a significant role in race.  That is, it is compelling in it's own right, assuming we ignore the fact that two black parents will have a black child.*

As for the article, the outcome was sad, but not really surprising.  It's like crabs in a bucket.  Only, it really isn't, because crabs can't help what they do while we, as human beings, can. 

The problem here was a lack of adequate leadership.  Blacks and Latinos lack strong leaders.  This is an especially difficult problem since only extraordinary leaders, men of vision, will serve to elevate the status Blacks and Latinos to something resembling equality.  Men like that are hard enough to find, even under ideal conditions.

* Note: that was mostly a retort to the statement that race isn't biological, which is an absurd assertion, and one which I know you don't share.


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Black Law Students / Re: Admissions Advice
« on: June 17, 2006, 06:08:21 PM »
I spent less than a paragraph talking about my socioeconomic status, but my PS was peppered with references to it throughout.  In talking about other relevant subjects, I would hint at it (e.g. I made a joke about living with my mom, brother, and a legion of cockroaches who thought they owned the place, while discussing how my mom wanted me to be a doctor). I talked about my Mom's aspirations for me, and how trying to follow that wasn't good for me.  I moved on to talk about how deciding to pursue my own interests led me to achieve a great deal, gain experience elsewhere, and eventually a decision to attend law school.
 
Don't beat them over the head with some sob story about growin up poor; they've heard it before and you might sound like you're trying to buy sympathy.  Don't make it the primary subject of your PS.  Talk about other significant achievements, and how your SE background influenced your mindset and actions in pursuit of those achievements.  Remember, you're tough.  You went through a lot; you enjoyed the good, overcame the bad, and you're not sorry you went through it all because it made you the person you are today.

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MoniLi, you hit a nerve with me.  Are you from Jamaica?

Lol, are you Jafakin?  ;)  And I'm from Bermuda, but I have friends from various Caribbean islands, including Jamaica.

Jamaian, born & bred.  Which means I (mostly) understand what's being said in reggae songs.  Sometimes it's pretty funny to see people's reactions when I tell them what they're dancing to.

A few months ago I was dropping stuff off at my xgf's place when this neighbor dude started talking to me about "ire" this and "mon" that.  It was dark and he faked it well enough for me to ask where he was from.

Him: Me from India, mon.

 ::)

Hey, I'm all for connecting with other cultures, but jeez, how about some self-identity.

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Instigating Negro - We've all seen this cat before. He can be found at the sight of any heated argument or fight. His kind is easy to spot because they are the ones giving the play-by-play analysis.

"Damn! He said yo momma look like Nilly-Vanilly!"
"Ohhh. . he gettin' on yo shoes, son! Said you copped them from "Just For Feet"
"Damn . .he said you ain't man enough to pick up them sticks in Madden."

For all of his loud-talking and attention for details, instigating negro is hardly ever seen in an actual fight or game of Madden or NBA Live.  In fact, Instigating Negro has become so proficent at his trade that whenever he is in an argument or challenge, he manages to divert the attention from himself onto somebody else.

James: "I'm about to whoop yo ass, punk!"
Instigator:"Oh word? You wasn't sayin' that when Mike was talkin' about how he kicked yo ass last week"
Mike: *starts laughing*
James: "What the hell you laughin' at!? I'll whoop yo ass too!"
Mike: *Stands up* "Do something then!"
Instigator: *Slips off into the crowd*

Last you heard, Instigating Negro had gotten a job as a commentator for WWE Smackdown!

Haven't seen him since high school.

MoniLi, you hit a nerve with me.  Are you from Jamaica?

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Hilarity.

Dibs on "I think Black People Are Awsome" guy!

lol aka the "I have lots of black friends" dude or is that someone else?


Not necessarily one in the same.  He may aspire to be that guy, but it depends on what stage you catch him in.

Don't forget his counterpart " xx~*~*oH My gAWd bLaCk guyZ r sOo haWt dO u leiK KanYe wEst? *~~* xox" girl. <shudder>

lmao I haven't seen someone write like that in years.

Me either, thankfully.  It was meant more to convey the sound of her voice and speech patterns.

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Hilarity.

Dibs on "I think Black People Are Awsome" guy!

lol aka the "I have lots of black friends" dude or is that someone else?


Not necessarily one in the same.  He may aspire to be that guy, but it depends on what stage you catch him in.

Don't forget his counterpart " xx~*~*oH My gAWd bLaCk guyZ r sOo haWt dO u leiK KanYe wEst? *~~* xox" girl. <shudder>

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Hilarity.

Dibs on "I think Black People Are Awsome" guy!

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Shouldn't Be Bragging Negro

This one is your run of the mill wannabe player.  He'll tell you loudly, and in great detail about each and every conquest he's had that month, often repeating the same story two or three times in the same conversation.  If you take what he says at face value, he might sound like the pool boy at the Playboy Mansion.  You were never really threatened by him though, because judging by his looks, clothes, and just overall grimeyness, you were pretty sure that the kind of chick he was tappin' wasn't up to your standards.  Then you actually *see* a few of the girls he was messing with.  :o Lip hair.  Multiple chins.  Fingernails that look like The Grinch's smile. How in God's name is she missing teeth?  Dense as he is, he mistakes your look of barely concealed horror for stunned approval, and has a big sh!t eating grin on his face.  You try not to look directly at the girls, and pretend that you don't notice the hungry looks they give you.  You shudder and shake your head when they leave.  When you next see your gf you kiss her and tell her she's the most beautiful woman you've ever seen.

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Oh, *slaps forehead*

I missed your previous post, so I didn't realize he was responding to that.  There was no context.  I'm sure it was all in jest.

I liked the part about the lunch lady that calls everyone "baby".  Attention to detail.   You'll go far in law school, TruOne.

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