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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 20, 2008, 12:55:24 PM »
Racism is a problem for all races.  Some races have to live a entire life under the shadow of racism, while others (black, white, other) are privileged enough to only have to live under it in isolated moments.

So what should I do as a parent?  I'm planning on teaching them real history, and I'm planning on telling them that the majority of the people they meet will not be racist.  I am planning on telling my children that Behavior, not race or class, should be used to choose their friends.  Am I wrong to do that?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 20, 2008, 12:34:17 PM »
Racism affects different races differently.  Just because you and your parents choose to not care about race as much as those before you doesn't mean that other races have the same privilege.  Those affected most by racism aren't presented with the choice of toning down racism.  I'm glad that there are optimistic people like you and your future children, but it seems like (from your post) that you don't get it.  That's ok though.  The fact of the matter is, racism has been around forever.  There are those of us that won't just let it fade away waiting for every White person to take your path.

I do admit that I'm a bit naive about it.  I'm not from a big city, so maybe I'll learn more when I move east for law school.  I just don't like the idea of black people thinking that all whites are racist.  If I'm successful as a lawyer, and I have a happy suburban family, I hope that people don't just assume that my kids are "rich white racists". They won't be.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 20, 2008, 12:25:30 PM »
How do I feel about puppies?  Oh I get what you mean.
I love puppies and sunshine and flowers! Oh goodness gracious, just call me Dorothy! Water and Red Ruby Slippers will solve all my problems!


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General Off-Topic Board / I HOPE Racism will fade away if I do my part
« on: March 20, 2008, 12:04:37 PM »
I come from an all white family.  My grandparents are far less racist than their parents were, my parents have some struggles with race, but they try hard not to discriminate.  My siblings and I aren't really racist at all, but we do notice race and racial tension. I believe that my children will not be racist at all.  Skin color will become more like hair color, and people won't make any race based judgements.
It seems (based on the media) that many black churches don't want to let their patrons let go of racism.  I don't think we should forget about slavery or the horrible persecution that my ancestors brought upon the slaves.  I don't think we should forget about the sacrifices of those great individuals that brought change to America.  However, we shouldn't assume that our children will be racist.

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Law School Applications / Re: THE MAIL CALL THREAD
« on: March 20, 2008, 11:14:35 AM »
"Dear Law School X:

Each year, many law schools compete for students like me, and unfortunately students like me can not accommodate all the qualified candidates.  I am still very interested in your offer of acceptance, so I have placed you on my Waitlist.  My waitlist is not ranked, so unfortunately I can't tell you what your likelihood of coming off the waitlist is.  If another Law school that is more qualified than you rejects me, you will move one step closer to acceptance!
Thank you for your interest in me.

Sincerely,

It's not so fun when it happens to you."

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A lot of people seem to be missing the point about the gun control debate.
First, I don't buy guns to defend my house from criminals I buy guns because I love to hunt, and I love to shoot guns.  I'm a good guy. Don't take away my recreation, please!
Second, enforcement should be the key issue.  Drugs are illegal, and because they are illegal BAD people sell them. If Guns are Illegal BAD people will sell them. Honestly, would a law abiding citizen really go buy a gun in a back alley from a gang member if they can just go down to a sporting goods store?  
Make guns illegal and it will create a huge black market for weapons.  Gun dealers will go from retail store employees with background checks, to rapists and murders who throw in a case of hollow-point shells when you buy a piece from the trunk of their 1985 cadillac.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Dayton Law
« on: March 19, 2008, 04:10:14 PM »
Sorry, I can't really help you with any of that.  I've done a lot of research about the area and the lifestyle, but I don't really know that much about what you're looking for.

I do know that most people think that there are at least 4 better schools in Ohio.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Should I be a litigator?
« on: March 19, 2008, 04:07:00 PM »
I have talked to a lot of attorneys that specialize in litigation and criminal law, and I'm very interested in that type of career.  I have a few 3L friends in law school that think I would really enjoy an emphasis in Trial Advocacy/Litigation.
I'll be attending a school ranked between 40 and 65
I'll graduate with just-below-average debt.
Let's assume I can graduate in the top 20% of my class (Maybe I can't, but humor me.)

What are some pros and cons of emphasizing in trial advocacy or criminal law?
How can I learn about whether or not I'm cut out for the job, or if there will be a lot of opportunity for me?

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 18, 2008, 06:40:37 PM »
I just checked the BYU status checker and it says "Decision Rendered"  they said they sent the decision today.

Brutal, why don't they just tell me I'm rejected and get it over with.  It's going to be a long walk to the mailbox the next couple of days.

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Do you know of any books that can help you decide what type of law you want to practice?

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