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here comes the slippery slope

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Black Law Students / Re: The White Guilt Thread
« on: June 26, 2005, 10:11:17 PM »
I've been clowning on this thread the entire time, but on a serious note.  Do black people actually want whites to feel guilty?

I can't speak for all Black people.  But I'd guess the answer from many of us would be, "No, but we do want you to acknowledge your privilege and realize that 40 years can't undo 400."

I see, but you would have to address that to particular people.  I live in the coal fields of Southern West Virginia, there's not much privilege here.  Looks more like a third world country in some parts.

Agreed.  But you're still White and you can still pass for one of those privileged Whites.  We don't have that luxury.

I know, but when black people rant about whites (privileged).  We (po' folk) sit there and scratch our heads wondering what we did.  To the ignorant poor whites that creates a bit of resentment, then that just makes things worse.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Two words
« on: June 26, 2005, 10:02:11 PM »
vagina cherry

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Black Law Students / Re: The White Guilt Thread
« on: June 26, 2005, 10:00:13 PM »
I've been clowning on this thread the entire time, but on a serious note.  Do black people actually want whites to feel guilty?

I can't speak for all Black people.  But I'd guess the answer from many of us would be, "No, but we do want you to acknowledge your privilege and realize that 40 years can't undo 400."

I see, but you would have to address that to particular people.  I live in the coal fields of Southern West Virginia, there's not much privilege here.  Looks more like a third world country in some parts.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Don Imus rocks
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:40:41 PM »
because he curses a lot.

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General Off-Topic Board / Don Imus rocks
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:40:12 PM »
I'm just sayin'

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 RC Cola and Steve Earl

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Law School Admissions / Re: Do campus visits matter in admissions?
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:36:00 PM »
Doubt it, unless you end up on a wait list.

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Law School Admissions / Re: am i a minority?
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:33:15 PM »
If you can make it on your own then do it.  If you can't then get help, nothing wrong with that. 

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Law School Admissions / Re: am i a minority?
« on: June 26, 2005, 09:32:06 PM »
That's not necessarily true.  I'm appalachian white and I've never used it.  If your marks are good, you'll get in without the extra nudge.  I just wish people would move in the direction of getting by on your own, instead of looking for help.

Your statement about people looking for help is incorrect.  If someone gets an added boost because they check a box does not mean they were looking for it.  The adcomms are the ones who gave it to them whether they were "looking for it" or not.



If you check it, you want the help.  If you want in on your own, be anonymous


Again not always true.

My analysis

you check it: you're proud of who you are and your heritage
you don't check it: you're not proud of who you are, being anonymous in my opinion is like saying you're ashamed of your race and don't want people to know

I'm Black and I'm Proud!

Oh, I'm proud of my race.  But I'm also proud to make it on my own.  That whole you don't check it your not proud is lame.  You know what your checking and you know why your checking it, it has nothing to do with pride.  It's all about the hand-out.

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