You're attacking her premise but not acknowledging her feelings... I don't think it's wrong that she realizes she'd be uncomfortable in a majority black enviroment... I also don't think it's wrong if she decides to go somewhere else because of it.
Quote from: szyzgy on January 15, 2005, 02:18:08 PMYou're attacking her premise but not acknowledging her feelings... I don't think it's wrong that she realizes she'd be uncomfortable in a majority black enviroment... I also don't think it's wrong if she decides to go somewhere else because of it.feelings are very irrelevant. do you think that people's feelings about crime should be a factor when considering Penn? what about the fact that new haven is a sh!thole? or that Atlanta is considered #2 crime/ghetto in the country. how can one grow intellectually and professionally if one doesn't push aside such bullsh!t (and yes, they are bullsh!t) feelings? she will potentially have black clients, will have to go to black neighborhoods, and gasp, stop for gas at a gas station owned by indian people!the fact of the matter is that law schools thrive on diversity (racial, sexual oritentation, background, etc).by this reasoning, i should say that I don't want to go to law school with poor people, because i've never been around poor people my whole life, and I would feel uncomfortable around poor people. on the contrary, i know that there are truly poor people at my law school who have amazing intellectual capabilities that have been offered a substantial education. i applaud my law school for providing these people an opportunity they might not have otherwise had.
Yes Black people have a long history of culture in American History- but it is nothing more than a subset of a rich and varied American culture-You just cannot read a Black poet writing in English and wearing European clothes and agree that his voice is distinctly African. He has, as someone posted earlier, been white-washed.What we've witness in black culture the last few centuries is nothing more than a rotting sideshow compared to the gleeming spectacle that was African culture in millenia past.Exhibit A: Lil' Kim