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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Who has transferred?
« on: May 17, 2005, 02:50:09 AM »
She is becoming a legend. The wind blows word of a jump from Hastings to Chicago.

Other information leads me to believe that you have to be in the top 20% to go from lateral tiers. Any other jumps expect to be in the top 5% - 10%

From tier 4 to tier 1? Top 5 in your class. (not percent)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Who has transferred?
« on: May 17, 2005, 02:37:09 AM »
Check this board out. The people who are actually 1Ls and are in the process of, or who have already transferred succefully should be more helpful.,6.0.html

Hooray, yet another thread hijacked by partisan BS.

Neo-cons aggressively disrespecting neo-libs? You don't say?

Increasingly profane, angry, inflammatory language, and name calling? No way!

I don't know which will come first, race wars, religious wars, or partisan wars.
Either way, a box of ammo and a .45 will get you a lot of soup.

A pox on both your houses.

to the OP: I'm reading the book now. Just bought it today. Good read. I'd bring up other interesting chapters, but with this group it would be like shoveling more $hit on the fan.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Two words
« on: May 16, 2005, 04:44:35 AM »
racial exsanguination

Principles are nice, action is better.
Unfortunately racism is often just a symptom of other issues. Ignorance, poverty, anger, envy, low self -esteem, and sadly humour at the expense of others.

Racism is easy. Just do nothing. Accept stereotypes as truth. Group people in easy categories, and when they do something you are not familiar with, do not approve of, do not understand then just say ,"How typical of those people."
And of course if you are a minority, keep telling yourself that you are indeed the victim, and that victims can't possibly be racists.

Fighting it is far too difficult and involved for most people. It is not as simple as refusing it.
There has to be thought, action, and patience. In my experience all of us are simply too shallow, self involved, materialistic, and completely accept the popular media's interpretation of what is important.

Pick a race card, any race card...

How mixed is any circle of friends at any given moment? How diverse is your workplace, school, neighborhood? Does it match the percentage of the US population?

I'll take a wild guess and say no. And I'll go further out on a limb and say that I'll bet the people in that neighborhood, workplace, school, and circle of friends like it just fine.

"Do or do not do, there is no try." - Mr. Miyagi

forgive the facetiousness

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: WHAT???!!!!!
« on: May 16, 2005, 04:27:13 AM »
Caucasians don't think about race unless they are forced to.

Minorities don't want to think about race, but are forced to constantly.

I don't think the above sweeping generalization is true. Some people choose to be allies (White allies to people of color, male allies to women, straight allies to queer people). It's true that people with privelege get to choose, but some people do choose to be allies.

A sweeping generalization..perhaps. Completely untrue? No.
Yes, you are correct in saying that there are people who chose to support and defend others without incentive. But how common are they? These people that chose to help others are important, even crucial to the advancement of civil rights and basic human dignity. But these people are few and far between. That is why when they are "discovered" by the media people embrace them.
Many people may respect Mother Teresa, but how many do you know that have rushed off to Calcutta?

Does the Chinese community consider the black community? Does the black community find solidarity with the Mexican community? Does the Jewish community go out of their way to support the gay and lesbian communities? Does the gay and lesbian community extend a hand to rural depressed areas?

Perhaps there are people that will continue to go beyond the rest of us, but never in great and overwhelming numbers.

There was a white female housewife from the uppermidwest that was so inspired by the civil rights struggle in the 1960's that she drove off to the South to help and support them. Then she gave a ride to a black male co-activist. They were both gunned down while she was driving him home.

ahem..."It's actually not a surprise. It's pretty much what I figured would happen. That's just the way it is."

I have said this before, but certain cuts have gone on too long and too deep to be healed quickly, or even completely. Given time...maybe...anytime soon?
Nope. Does this mean give up the struggle? No way.

there plenty of well-meaning people who doing their best to not be racist.  however, even these people need to appreciate that they've been acculturated to racism to certain extent and so likely have vestiges of it in their behavior of which they need to become as aware as possible.  it hard work.

that having been said, julie believes that even neo-nazis should be allowed to speak freely.

Agreed. If you believe in the first amendment then you have to guarantee free speech even if you find it vile.

Agreed. (Many, not all) Whites have been acculturated to racism.
But I disagree here...most do not want to be made aware of it. In my experience, the last thing that whites want to be made aware of is they they are the beneficiaries of the system that has historically been pro-white. Whites want nothing to do with racial issues unless forced to in order to not be considered racist.

Politics and Law-Related News / Re: WHAT???!!!!!
« on: May 15, 2005, 02:40:05 AM »
Favorite part:

"It's actually not a surprise. It's pretty much what I figured would happen. That's just the way it is."

Caucasians don't think about race unless they are forced to.

Minorities don't want to think about race, but are forced to constantly.

Ummm what year is this again?
I've said it before, and I will say it again. Some cuts have gone on too long, too deep, and too often for there ever to be a solution, or resolution.

We'll be preaching to the choir I think.
If you were a criminal and you thought that everyone around you may be armed, would you committ a crime?

In an emergency how would it take for the police to come to your aid? Isn't it responsible to take your safety and that of your faimily seriously?

Irresponsible gun owners and criminal elements will always make responsible gun owners cringe.

"Prosecuting attorneys and Judges don't have to pay for a Concealed Handgun License in Texas." - This makes sense to me.

Someone asked me how I could consider myself liberl when I am pro guns.
I replied, "I'm not liberal. I'm a moderate. Big difference."

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