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Law School Admissions / Re: Will this hurt my app's
« on: June 29, 2005, 09:19:09 PM »
I have just been looking over some app's from this cycle, I apply for Fall 2006 and was abit surprised by one of the questions.
 I am mixed, Half Black and Half White, I fully associate with my Black side, I always mark black on job apps, any forms. I do not talk to the white side of the family, they want nothing to do with me, I'm over it now, lol. White Parent is not in my life either, he has other kids who are full-white who do not even know I exist.
 Well I fully intend on marking black on my applications, but on University of Michigan  app it asks you specifically to mark any other races you may be mixed with. I will then have to mark White, unfortunately, and am wondering if this will hurt any chances I may have as being looked at as an URM on these app's.
 I am not pleased about this because the white people in my family have had absolutely no contact with me my whole life, and I don't consider myself as having anything to do with any part of being white.
 Is this going to hurt me??

 This is not a flame, and not meant to be seen as offensive to white people,(I have white friends), I don't hate white people or anything but I am black and don't want adcomms to put my father's race against my apps.

You sound pretty bitter, do you have to rely on your race to get you in?  If so don't mark the white, if you can do it on your own who cares.  Sounds like you need the help though.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Two words
« on: June 29, 2005, 06:23:47 PM »
crazy rednecks

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Give Up on My Dream?
« on: June 29, 2005, 06:21:52 PM »
Hey guys, I have a problem.  I took the October 2004 lsat and got a 140. I attempted to take the December 2004 lsat and ended up canceling.  Then I took a powerscore course and took the June 2005 Lsat and only got a 142.  I don't know what else to do.  I want to take the test again, but my limit is up.  Unless I get permission from a dean of a law school to take the test again, I'll have to wait till october 2006 to take it again.  Should I give up my dream of going to law school because of this test or should I wait it out and retake it again in the future?  I am currently a grad student, so I have that going for me.

Thanks

Yes give up.  Their's nothing wrong with changing a dream.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Two words
« on: June 29, 2005, 03:45:00 PM »
roller derby

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: bed time and sleep?
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:24:34 PM »
I'm an insomniac, so whenever I can get it I take it.

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Law School Admissions / Re: WHAT DOES URM STAND FOR??
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:21:29 PM »
Under Represented Minority, or looking for a free handout

This isn't necessarily true. If someone isn't looking for a handout should they lie on the app and say they are white?

It's optional, plus I was just joking.  Personally, I like to earn my keep.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Your Favorite Website?
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:11:15 PM »
Ask _T_

wrong type.

Why?

oh, ok sorry didn't know.  I'm sure there some pics for you, even though girls are present.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Your Favorite Website?
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:59:30 PM »
My eyes!!!  my eyes!!!  will the bleeding ever stop?!?!/?

Good pick! :D

www.debauchery.com

Thank you. I knew somebody would like it.

Come on Nathan you know you love free porn.

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Law School Admissions / Re: WHAT DOES URM STAND FOR??
« on: June 28, 2005, 09:58:17 PM »
Under Represented Minority, or looking for a free handout

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