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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: what is black culture?
« on: May 19, 2005, 03:24:07 PM »
No, I am not a racist. I have known a few black people and for the most part they were wonderful individuals.

I love this qoute, because it basically puts blacks on the outside of what is considered "the norm". How many blacks folx do you know that can honestly say, "I know a couple white people".

NOt very many because of the fact that as black folx, our culture is seen as being outside of mainstream. Therefore we don't have the luxury of using our association with white people as any type of validation. All tho we think that the White Man's ice is colder and that anything associated with black folx is "Raggedy, run-down, ghetto, boot-leg" and the sort, it still doesn't earn us any brownie points to say,

"I can't be racist, my bestfriend is white"

But your culture is outside of the mainstream. That's because it's a minority culture. There's nothing racist about that. On the other hand hip-hop and R&B dominate rock music right now 10 to 1 with kids. Take a look at the billboard top 10 and see how many are rock or country vs how many are rap and R&B.

Regardless, I'm not really sure how that validates what you said about numbers. Angelus just stated what is true for him: he knows a few black people and they're nice. Outside of the fact that you really have no idea how many black "folx" can say that, the reason has less to do with culture acceptance or norms and more to do with numbers of people (i.e. majority of whites and minority of blacks) and levels of contact.

And I can't speak to what you said about "White Man's ice being colder" because I have no idea what that means. Quite frankly, stereotyping whites with a washed-up moniker like "White Man" is probably the closest thing to racism and stereotyping on this thread yet. But maybe you were speaking in jest.  :-\

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: what is black culture?
« on: May 19, 2005, 11:57:14 AM »
Holy smokes! FUBU?! What a picture.

I don't really see the point in trying to "catch" angelus by posting his other thread. It seems neither here nor there re. this thread. And how is his question or this one racist anyway? Racism to me is characterized primarily with ignorance. It seems to me he's making an effort to at least understand more, as uncouth as he may come across.

Acceptances / Re: Who's still in at NOWHERE??!!
« on: May 19, 2005, 10:52:41 AM »
I wouldn't say hurricanes aren't a big deal. Ivan was a big deal in my hometown of Pensacola this year. Florida was devestated by all the hurricanes. I don't think that can be overstated. That said, there isn't really anything you can do about them, and I wouldn't let it bother you. Wait until the category 4 is headed right for the Texas coast before you start to seriously worry.

Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: what is black culture?
« on: May 19, 2005, 10:40:06 AM »
Those are certainly some great pictures that help encapsulate who and what has contributed to black culture. But I'm wondering, where are the rappers?

Forgive me if that comes across offensively; that is certainly not my point. But my genuine question is whether the African-American high school student would identify any of those pictures as black culture before 50 Cent? If not, what remedy (if one is indeed necessary) is there to change this?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: FSU Hold List Movement
« on: May 18, 2005, 04:42:32 PM »
I'm still pending as well, which I guess means I'm on hold. No word from them since my file was considered complete back in February. I already made my decision though, so I haven't given it too much thought recently. My thesis professor's wife is on the admissions committee at FSU Law and told me a while back when we were talking casually that the waitlist is an effort to weed out those who aren't completely committed to going to FSU. The idea is to let all the candidates who aren't way above or below the norm get all their decisions from other schools and see how many wait out FSU. For most, that means sending seat deposits to at least one other place while you wait. Most people, like myself, aren't willing to do that and instead withdraw early. If you can hold a spot in another school or wait only on FSU until the beginning of June, then they MIGHT want you there.

But it's definitely not a processing difficulty. They sort the applications (another process I was privy to) as soon as they come in the mail. If you think they're sitting around a table for hours a day, poring over the hold list applicants, you're dreaming.

I just wanted to make 2 unhelpful observations:

1) your avatar is of untoasted bread
2) this post makes me so happy I'm done with that bloody test

Good luck though!  ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: screwed =(
« on: May 18, 2005, 03:54:00 PM »
I started timing too late into my preparation, I should of done the gradual approach... I was untimed all the time and then, bam! timed... My score was improving... then it leveled off at 154 or so...

I think I will still take the June LSAT for experience sake, worse comes to worse I'll cancel, and take the classes... suggestions for classes? Powerscore?

I would try to totally forget about what your scores were untimed. They're useless to you and may only give you a unreachable goal. Just because you can accomplish a certain score untimed, doesn't necessarily mean you can get to that score by practicing enough timing.

If you're just looking for the experience, then don't take the real LSAT. Go into Kaplan for a free diagnostic test. They'll proctor it for you as if it was real. Because if you take the LSAT, "worse comes to worst" you'll more than likely fret over cancelling or not cancelling becuase you can't truly know how well you did until you get your score 3 weeks later. In other words, based on how confident you sound now, I predict you'll end up cancelling if you take the LSAT in June. So I wouldn't bother if you feel that unsettled.

I would absolutely take a class if you can. I took Kaplan, which gave me 6 proctored exams, access to hundreds of other exams, textbooks, software, and all the help I wanted in the center. It was 1100 bucks I think, but they have a money back guarantee if you're unsatisfied. And if you "throw" it in with all the money law school costs, it's a drop in the bucket. Plus, a better score on your LSAT thanks to a class can mean a better school and/or more scholarship money.

And GO EASY ON YOURSELF! 154 is a good score for plenty of law schools.

Acceptances / Re: final transcripts
« on: May 18, 2005, 03:43:52 PM »
What exactly are you talking about? Until you know what law school you are going to be at in the fall, you don't need to send them your final transcript....

Yeah, I mean the final transcript from your undergrad school. I guess I assumed posting on the "acceptances" board, I was talking to those who had decided on what schools they were attending. That't not necessarily the case; I understand that now. Sorry for the confusion.  :)

Acceptances / final transcripts
« on: May 18, 2005, 01:36:17 PM »
Am I the only one who still doesn't have a final transcript sent to their law school? I had some confusion over an Incomplete and that has held up the processing significantly. I'm beginning to worry.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: screwed =(
« on: May 18, 2005, 01:31:37 PM »
I just got a 150 on my last preptest.. from getting a 165 on the getting high stuck on 150-153 =( and im studying hours and hours every day... should i change to october? damn this... =(

Are you taking a class or just teaching yourself from a book?

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