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.
Look, I think in the end, as the saying goes....there is more than one way to skin a cat. You can go to an HBCU or you can go to IVY, as long as you are doing something positive and giving back, it does not matter. The fight is not in where you decide to gain your knowledge, it is about gaining that knowledge and bringing it back and putting it to use for your people. I didnt get my degrees from black institutions, but the education I received I am using in a positive way for my people as much as I can. Whether you are a role model, a tutor, giving money, there are many ways to give back. I think everyone is trying to get across the same point. Lets not get caught up in semantics.
One think I will point out Muse....You cant always think about yourself in the equation. You said something like if helping someone was going to hurt you in reaching your ultimate goal, you wouldnt help. But first, how do you know what is going to help you or hurt you. And here is an example....you scored in the 99th percentile of the LSAT, right? What if you would have scored in the 98th percentile but assisted someone else in scoring high enough to get into law school, but you couldnt have gone to the IVY of your choice, are you saying your wouldnt have helped that person? By the same token, what if you would have dropped to the 90th percentile? Sometimes there is a bigger picture and think about this, it is not the ultimate destination but the journey that is the important thing.