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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Racism Issue
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:34:04 PM »
Thank you professor for your answer.
Burning Sands: What school do you attend?

You are very welcome, Christina...anytime.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Racism Issue
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:29:17 PM »
Join BLSA (Black Law Students Association) for starters.  Your school should have a chapter.  And even if there are not a lot of Fam at your school, BLSA is international.  You will meet a ton of Fam at the regional and National conventions.

http://www.nblsa.org

Secondly, hook up with upperclassmen. Most will take you under their wing b/c they've been thru what you are about to go thru and they can tell you which prof's to avoid and hook you up with outlines, supplimentals and all the other goodies that you are going to need.

Lastly, (although maybe this should come first) it may behoove you to look at the student body %'s of the law schools you are thinking about applying to BEFORE you apply to them.  I know for me personally, that was one of the main criteria I was looking at for law schools and I'm glad that I did because my class has been my biggest support base for going thru the law school grind.  Without them I don't know if I would be typing to you right now as a law student.

Good advice!

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Racism Issue
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:26:53 PM »

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Racism manifests itself in many different ways...from not giving out outlines to minorities, to keeping study techniques from minorities, to excluding minorities from get togethers, to outright hostility and being upfront about it.  Of course like most places in society it is much more subtle than it used to be.  Each individual deals with it in their own way, but one way is to have the support of minority professors, administrators and students/organizations.  If you dont feel like it is you against the school, it makes it a little easier to deal with it.  I hope that is a straight answer, but it is a hard question to answer because it is different for everyone and everyone handles it differently.

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So what do you recommend for minorities going to law school this year on predominantly white campuses?  What if you donít have many minority law professors or administrative staff to reach out to?


Wow, there really are black people in Nebraska.  Well, there has to be a BLSA at your school.  Lean on them, that is one of the things they are there for.  Unless you are going to say you dont have a BLSA.  I am sorry to hear about your situation.  How bad is it?  Can you give me some examples of what is going on?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Man
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:18:55 PM »
thats funny hbcu, i don't have a problem with black folks from any school. i gained from the resources at the ivy league institution i graduated from. and imo i want to be able to speak for my community and have people listen. and trust, i have alot to say. there are black people who graduated from ivy league schools that have affected us as well. Dr. Dubois went to Fisk, then transferred to Harvard. Cornel West went to harvard too. i'm not about making white folks happy, i'm about forcing them to listen in whatever way possible, be it folks standing outside of the state capital building or me saying i studied this with ... at harvard for example. either way it goes, i don't think they will be happy about what i have to say...

thats funny, I don't think you even read my post. I NEVER said that you have a problem with black people. Period. I NEVER said that black people from IVY have not made contributions to the race.

You ARE about making white folks happy. It's in your quote. I'll put it up there for you again.

"i am concerned about rankings, because i recognize that it makes a difference to how white folks perceive me and listen to me."

WTF kinda sh*t if this coming out of your mouth? Is this what they teach you at the IVY school you graduated from? There is not ONE person on this board that agrees with this statement of yours. Not even One. This statement is an example of how much you hate yourself and that is ALL i'm talking about. 

Damn, Nupe, no mercey.

FAITH - I think that you are on point with most of your viewpoints except this one.  You cats....[sigh]....where to begin.  I know some of you haven't graduated from college yet, but you soon will, and when you do, your perspective will broaden 110% because you will soon learn that once you get out in the world, its not so much about what school you came from but what you are doing that is impressive. 

Not that we care what Woodrows think, but trust and believe, a Black Judge who graduated from Harvard Law once told me when you and I step into the room they can't tell which one of these ni@@ers are from Harvard.  And yes that was ni@@ers with the "ERS" at the end to convey the full racial sentiment.

So if your worried about making an impression in life in general (to take the focus off the pleasing white folks issue) you will make a much larger impression by letting your actions and accomplishments speak for you than trying to ride off the coat tails of an IVY league school.  Obama was STILL going to make the Senate whether he went to Harvard Law or Howard Law.  He didn't come out of law school talking about "You know I'm from Harvard right?  So let me in the door, whitey"  He came out of law school, picked up a sledgehammer and got to work knockin down walls. He jumped into the Illinois Senate and just kept plugging away it it, putting in work.  He got beat, and he bounced back.  I think we can all agree that where he went to school didn't really matter when he lost the election in 2000 against Bob Rush; nor did it matter when he finally won the Senate seat last year.  It was his personal work ethic, his accomplishments, his attitude that opened the door to the Senate.


So to echo lawprofessor, pick the school that works best for you for whatever reason you feel applies to you and don't worry about what these cats think cause in the end, you're still a you know what, even with a law degree.  Its what you do AFTER the world of theories and make believe (AKA School) that will determine where you end up and what doors will open for you, or rather I should say, what doors you will open yourself.



*applaud*

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:02:01 PM »
Shuddup Sands. I stand by both of my statements.

Law professor: I'm nervous b/c I have some complicated decisions to make before summer is over. I want to make sure I'm not making any mistakes. Also I've been rather stressed lately because of family and other stuff going on in my life.

I FEEL THE PRESSURE!

Well, if you dont mind me asking, what complicated decisions do you have to make before summer is over?  Maybe someone can assist you with your decisions.  As for the family stuff, if it is no tooo personal, maybe someone can give you some advice and help ease your mind.  Share and let your family here help release the pressure.

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i listen to just about everything everyone else listens to.  right now i'm going through a crazy tupac phase.  that's what i listen to in my office.  other than that i listen to the hip-hop/rap that's on the radio. 



ahhh, very cool.  I am into motown and a little jazz when I am feeling mello.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Racism Issue
« on: April 21, 2005, 05:56:54 PM »
I did not ask if there was racism on campus, I asked what kind, how much and how people deal with it. It seems like nobody over here knows how to give str8 answers.

Racism manifests itself in many different ways...from not giving out outlines to minorities, to keeping study techniques from minorities, to excluding minorities from get togethers, to outright hostility and being upfront about it.  Of course like most places in society it is much more subtle than it used to be.  Each individual deals with it in their own way, but one way is to have the support of minority professors, administrators and students/organizations.  If you dont feel like it is you against the school, it makes it a little easier to deal with it.  I hope that is a straight answer, but it is a hard question to answer because it is different for everyone and everyone handles it differently.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Racism Issue
« on: April 21, 2005, 05:36:08 PM »
Burning Sands,

You are BAD, you are no longer allowed to post.  Go study.

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In case this hasn't been seen before:

NWA's album Straight Outta Compton edited down so only the profanities remain

http://www.ni9e.com/

I have my speakers hooked up to my ipod and can't hear this right now.  Someone listen to it and review it, please. 

Love for all,

seu

You listen to straight out of compton???


among other stuff.

what else do you listen to?
and by the way, you never told me who the other white girl was.  You arent holding out on me are you?

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's
« on: April 21, 2005, 05:34:16 PM »
Is anyone besides myself starting to feel a tad bit nervous about law school?

I know I am. 

Ok, what are you feeling nervous about?

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