(glad she didn't speak to whites on a regular basis in undergrad. Thankful that she's doing this now, so she knows not to waste her time in law school with useless conversations with uninformed, malintentioned people).
I didn't even see this until now! It is like you have multiple personalities Lavia. Maybe if you go to Howard you won't have to waste your time speaking to white people since there are only 15 in the whole class! Sheesh un-f*cking-believable. You give your argument a huge blemish when you make statements like that.
And black people can't be racist. You are too much girl!
Actually, I don't see how it's racist "thinking" or even predjudiced. It's more of a protective mechanism, not speaking to whites on a regular basis in undergrad.
We've since cleared up (or so I thought) that that is neither of our intentions. It's still stressful to speak on behalf of my race. And time consuming. And is it really helping anything? If it is, I'm happy to continue. If not, I would call it a waste of time.
How is it predjudiced, or racist, even, by your definition?
By the way. In undergrad, I could literally smile at every person that walked by me, white or otherwise, and NOT ONE white person would smile or acknowledge me. And I sure don't feel like spending my law school years explaining why I deserve to be there, and not because of my race.
Protective mechanism? Well if you are planning on only interacting with people of the black race, then fine, go ahead and paint yourself into a corner. If you want to enter the real world where people of all races interact, then you better get used to talking to white people. Like it or not, I think what you typed was both prejudiced and racist.
I have noticed that your are imputing so much negative sentiment into what "white posters" have been typing. You might have run into some jerks who happen to be white, but this gives you no right to generalize this to the entire white race. Would it be acceptable for my friend, who nearly had his head bashed in, to decide to hate all blacks and refrain from conversing with them? I think not.
Is this solving anything? No. Was it interesting if not provocative? I think yes. I will leave you with a few more books that you might consider reading. We can all benefit from learning about other viewpoints in this very heated topic eh? If you have any sociological books you think I should take a look at, feel free to list them. And Ladyday, if you are still reading this deep into this thread, that was quite an intelligent response to my question! Thankfully, others chose to actually think about it a bit.
This is a great one for anyone interested in AA and liberalism.
Culture and Equality: An Egalitarian Critique of Multiculturalism
by Brian M. Barry
This I am starting right now, but I have heard great things about.
The End of Blackness
by DEBRA DICKERSON