Quick question. Do the majority of black law students participate in BLSA? I know it is not mandatory but is there an unstated assumption that as a black law student, you more than likely will participate? Are there "others" that distance themselves from BLSA in fear of appearing too black?
There's probably an unstated assumption. It's hard to determine, considering the fact that the assumption is implicit. Yet, even if we accept that there is an implicit assumption, it is still optional for students to join. However, who is the party that is implicitly assuming? I suppose that the assumption will vary from student to student. So, for Student A this might be an assumption, while for Student B it will not. Ergo, the answer to your question is a definitive yes or no.
As for the question, "will you join"...I'm not really interested. The purpose seems to want to address issues among black law students, to foster diversity in the legal world, and things of that nature. And personally, this does not really interest me. However, I'll probably check out a few meetings.
On another note, anyone thinking about joining the Federalist Society?