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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 21, 2008, 11:24:51 AM »
Okay, I'm not going to read this thread, because it would just piss me off.  But the title of the thread is so unbelievably wrongheaded that I have to weigh in:  OP, you're a moron.  Big time.

I'm not even going to explain why, that's how stupid I think you are.  Read a book, jackass.

Thanks for that.  I'm a moron because I believe my children won't be racist.  I guess I'll go find a book called "Don't be a moron, jackass!"  That should help.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 21, 2008, 11:13:09 AM »
Sure, but it takes some degree of cognitive effort, which is different than the "ignore it and it will go away" approach you seemed to earlier advocate.
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I'm not saying "ignore it and it will go away"
I'm saying that my children will probably not be influenced by race, so why do black churches have to insist on shoving "the white man is out to get you" down the throat of their patrons?
Do you think that makes blacks less racist?  no way.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 21, 2008, 09:38:42 AM »
That's a really interesting study, but I believe that a lot of that can be reveresed.
I lived in China for a few years. At first I had a terrible time distinguishing features, but over time people looked more and more unique. 


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 21, 2008, 08:35:04 AM »
My grandparents are far less racist than their parents were

according to whom?

According to my grandparents.  I guess it's possible they weren't less racist, but they definitely weren't as vocal about their racism.

My children are going to grow up with black cousins.  They are going to have access to television and the internet where there will be a mixture of faces.  They will have many different races represented in their schools. 
Everyone thinks I'm naive, but do you honestly believe that our children and grandchildren will be as racist as our parents?
The way we end racism is by choosing not to repeat the mistakes of those who came before us.
Unless, of course, you believe that racism is a natural human tendency.

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I'm fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Do you think that would help me get a job in International Law?

I'd love to be an in house attorney for a hospital/group of hospitals.
I'd also consider Banking/Corporate law.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Multiple Seat Deposits?
« on: March 20, 2008, 11:36:28 AM »
My Current Front Runner requires the first seat deposit by April 15. What if I get accepted to the other two schools the first week in april?  Am I supposed to travel to 3 schools and make a decision in a week without sending more than one seat deposit?

I sent my apps in early december, they should cut me some slack.
  

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 20, 2008, 11:20:06 AM »
Every poster in this thread is the actually the OP under different monikers.

I guess I'm just the puppy loving moniker that pretends racism doesn't exist because I'm too scared/lazy to deal with it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Racism will fade away if we'll let it.
« on: March 20, 2008, 10:55:24 AM »
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, 10:34:17 AM »
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, 10:25:30 AM »
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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