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U of Richmond / Re: Fall 2007
« on: March 31, 2007, 12:43:55 PM »
I'm starting at Richmond.

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Yes, I would like to losing 10-12 lbs.  I've started at the gym and will start going about 3-4 times a week.  Then after about 2-3 weeks, it' be 5-6 times per week. I have also started watching what I eat and how much.

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Yes.

I actually have a cultural/ethnic preference, not a racial one.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Science vs Religion
« on: June 21, 2007, 09:28:12 PM »
I chose religion and actually believe in both. I do not believe that "true" religion and science are in direct conflict at all.  In fact, they go hand in hand.

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That, however, does not mean that all white people are directly culpable in present injustices.  Generalized comments that suggest as much is what I find offensive.  See where I'm going with this?


Yes, we all know that all white people didnt' do it. But part of choosing to live in these United States of America is recognizing that you inherit its history.  I was born in Trinidad & Tobago, and my entire family is from Guyana, South America. I am Indian, Portuguese, tScottish, & Black, but you better believe that when I walk down the street I am just another African-American to almost anyone who sees me.  Look at my tar, don't I look 100% Black?

 
Hmmmm, you look and sound familiar...sending you a PM.


Didn't get one...


Sorry, I meant sweetepiphany. :)

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princeyanni:

Who and what specifically are you really responding to? I see my post was barely addressed. Just wondering if you intended to give a direct response...

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i love this argument!

for the record, every member of the Naacp is probably black, or will i stand corrected?

but, not every black is a member of the naacp.  however, the naacp represents every black whether they want it to or not.  or maybe the blacks that don't want to be referred to as "colored" don't join.  maybe its membership through birth rite.  in any event, the naacp and affirmative action and quotas are all intertwined.  and the conferderate flag cant even be compared to the nazi regime what so ever. 

i have a new topic since that one is going back and forth.  this is hypothetical, but not racist and i don't mean any disrespect, but let's make the best out of a bad situation.

what if slavery would have never occured and blacks would have never been "imported" for lack of better terms...they would all be suffering in africa.  starving, aids ridden, etc.  while i in no way condone slavery, the blacks today aren't slaves and should be more respectful to their ancestors who suffered so they could have a truly better life.  i doubt those former slavews, God bless their souls, would want to see blacks act the way they do now. 
just a thought, bring it on....

Wow! Well, I am curious to know the amount to reading you have done on the African continent on a whole. Since when was everyone suffering in Africa before trans-Atlantic slavery?  There were, of course, challenges facing the hundreds of different cultures in Africa before the Europeans arrive, but many of the difficulties faced today are linked to colonialism. In fact, the modern day nations that you see did not even exist until the arrival of colonists.

But please do tell me what "bad situation" my family would have been in since you must somehow be aware of the region of Africa from which I descend and the ethnic group to which I belong. BTW, I am neither of American heritage nor of recent African descent.

Also since when are all "blacks" descendants of slaves? Further, how do you know how respectful of our ancestors "blacks" are?  Do you know how important ancestors are to African/African descended religions? Are you aware of the impact this has in the many "black" cultures today, whether traditional religions are practiced or not?

Lastly, which "blacks" or African descendents today are you referring to? The ones in political office? Your fellow law students or students to be? Those residing in the U.S., Latin America or the Caribbean, Europe? Tell me, how do "WE" act?

Look forward to you response. I love this argument too!  ;)

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I'll most likely be joining BLSA, as well as a few others.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Law Student Paradise
« on: May 16, 2007, 09:18:03 AM »
This is my first time hearing about it, so thanks.  ;D

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