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How about "White Entertainment Television" or the NAAWP instead of the NAACP?  Personally, I don't think either of these are necessary, but then again I don't think it's necessary to have a seperate area for black students to talk about law school.  I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that we are probably going to the exact same law schools and will be sitting right next to each other in class.  We don't have seperated law schools; why have seperated law school forums?

It's called Country Music Television, and why would there be an association for the advancement of white people?  How much more can we advance? 

So if County Music Television was to be renamed "White Music Television", there would not be a outrage?

I often watch 106 & Park on BET, but I feel that the network should be renamed something like "Hip-hop Entertainment Television" instead of being racially specific.  It insinuates that the network is for blacks only.

That link you provided served me well in answering my questions:

yiplong said "white or black, we can all discussion law school related stuff together.  No need for a separate forum."

team mvp said "...and having such a board in place makes discussion about these things is much easier. For example, the scholarships thread on BLSD."  Shall we start a thread in the "White Law Student Discussion Board" conferring about the fact that there are no scholarships open to only white students?  Don't you feel that this is a bit discriminatory to award someone or exclude someone from a scholarship based solely on the color of their skin? 

Stephon Devante said "Well if black people have their own section, and gay people should..why not straight people? Why not republicans? Why not Christians?  It amazes me how everybody hates on segregation/discrimination until it is beneficial to them."

I could continue, but I shall not.

Please explain these unique concerns in detail.

My concern is that you're a very weak troll.  You should work on that.

Weak troll?  I'm not familiar with that term.  I'm simply trying to discover what exactly warrants the need for a racially-biased forum.  The last time I checked, the Black Law Student Discussion Board entailed conversations of the Virginia Tech shooting, the Los Angeles Lakers, online banking, and several meaningless YouTube links.  My point is, if there are supposedly explicit concerns that need to be addressed, I have yet to see them.

It is really so hard to understand that black students have unique concerns/experiences/questions that may warrent discussing with other black students in a focused context?  Non-trads have their own board for the same reason but I don't see anyone posting threads like this over there

Please explain these unique concerns in detail.

Excellent answer...I've always felt that it is inappropriate to have "Black Entertainment Television" because there is no need to segregate by race any longer.  And, if there were "White Entertainment Television", there would surely be a huge outcry and it would definitely not be allowed.

You're exactly right--separate things for blacks ended decades ago, so why try to bring it back by creating separate forums for black students?

Personally, it bothers me that law schools still ask for our race on their applications.  If everyone shall be treated equally, regardless of race, why is this even relevant?  I checked "decline to answer" on all of mine, perhaps for fear of being discriminated against for being white--honestly.

Isn't a majority of this site a white law student discussion board?

The rest of this site's topics are not race-specific, as is the "Black Law Student Discussion Board".

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How far is everyone moving for LS?
« on: April 24, 2007, 06:40:25 PM »
Either 178 miles to St. Louis or 1,285 to Miami.  I hope it's the latter, minus the fact that it is a 20 hour drive  :-\  I'm sick of cold weather in Chicago.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Create your own Rankings
« on: April 24, 2007, 04:57:04 PM »

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Create your own Rankings
« on: April 24, 2007, 12:32:29 PM »
Where's Cooley?!   >:(

I won't speak on Cooley the way that some others have, but from what I can ascertain it just doesn't compare to the aforementioned schools in the criteria that I used to judge scholarly/academic quality.

You are an honorable man. 

Fair enough.  But since we're on rankings:

Cooley has some news for all of you that might seem shocking.  Just pick your school, and unless it is Yale, well, hope you haven't sent in your deposit.  Seriously, I've never seen so many different ways to manuever in the "library" category.  Rock on Cooley.  Rock on.

Amazingly hilarious.  I just compared the University of Illinois (my undergrad school) to Cooley and, according to the Cooley website, it is much better than U of I because they have:

-More professional librarians
-More library seats
-More square feet in their library
-More library hours per week
-A few other ridiculous things

That's it, I'm withdrawing my application at the U of I and attending Cooley!    ;D

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: FIU and St. Thomas Wait List
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:39:50 AM »
Interesting, I grew up a little west of Evansville, Indiana--we must be close to each other...?  And yes, I'm a Cards fan too :)  I hope you get into SLU!

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