« on: August 04, 2005, 08:27:55 AM »
oh dont worry, i speak my mind at polls, fundraising, and working for anyone else who doesnt like him as for fear of persecution, dont worry i have that fear.
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Ok, who else watched Fraggle Rock? Fess up, don't be scared.
boxcar children. my niece is reading those right now.
there was also the indian in the cupboard series.
i also loved the newberry award winners. and nancy drew.
i know what you mean. i am in a tier 1 school, yet it is just not as good as other schools in tx. i "wont get a job" just cause im not in the higher ranked tier 1 school. people always look down upon other schools because they want to feel good about their school even if they hate it. its bs, but its life. we all have to deal, i have. it took awhile, i was really ticked off for awhile about people dissing my school because it "focuses on black letter law too much". but whatever, im gonna get a job, im gonna love it, and they can all kiss my, well you know...
Just wondering, what school are you referring to? Because Texas only has one tier 1 school....
Bottom line: The white people of America have stomped and spat on the minorities of this and other countries since the inception of this country. IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR SOME REPARATIONS!
"The white people of America," on the whole, have not stomped or spat on minorites. There are certain white people who have done so, and there are certain white people who have also spat on various etnicities within their own race. There are also black people who engage in reverse racism, sexism, classism and religious bigotry. Should we look at the way so many male black entertainers portray women in their videos and declare that, since those entertainers are so popular in the black community, it must mean that black men on the whole stomp and spit on the female sex? No. Neither then should we look at the behavior of 200 or 100 or 50 or even 25 years ago and declare that "white people of America" have done so towards blacks. As a white individual, who has never done anything of the sort, and has actively campaigned against all the "isms," I find such broad, historical generalizations insulting and hurtful.
This is really why I have a problem with the discussions of race and AA in admissions, because this is what it boils down to. Bringing up slavery in relation to a student applying for admission to law school in the year 2005 is just putting needless fuel on the fire. Anyone applying to law school has obviously had a solid K-12 education and has earned a 4 year degree from an accredited university. To compare that person to Harriet Tubman or even Rosa Parks is enormously insulting to those two individuals.
We need to address the problems that lead to people suggesting AA as a solution rather than just apply that solution to a neverending problem. We need to use the political machinery that attempts to provide priority to those who haven't earned it to make sure that no individual needs that priority. I can't stand GW Bush, but when he argued in favor of "affirmative access," I had to agree with him. Access to quality education and a home environment that facilitates academic and social success and opportunity should be our focus, not allowing those two things to go unheard of by so many people in this country of all races and then trying to make ammends 20 or 30 years later with handouts. I am totally 100% for diversity of race, sex and religion in both the academic and professional world, but AA, as it is currently used, is like digging a hole with hand and filling it with the other.