Law School Discussion

Poll

Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
20 (37%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
4 (7.4%)
The Board is too cliquish.
10 (18.5%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
3 (5.6%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
2 (3.7%)
Not enough Board moderation.
4 (7.4%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
11 (20.4%)

Total Members Voted: 54

Black Law Student Discussion Board

CaliToD.C.

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2140 on: October 07, 2004, 09:44:17 AM »
Based on the current trends in the economy, I've very skeptical of anything being done. The gap between the rich and the poor is increasing and becoming more evident. As a result, a lot of minorities (especially blacks) are getting the short end of the stick.  Gentrification is going on around USC as well. The university and the Stable Center are buying up property so they can turn South Central LA into another Brentwood. These people are being offered 25,000 for their homes and the rest of their mortgage paid if they agree to move out. Unfortunately, these people fail to realize that their homes will eventually be worth over 600,000 in a few years because of all the new construction going on. As a result, many of them are moving to areas like Lancaster, but still work within the city. So now they have to commute two hours a day just to get to work. Depressing situation isn't it? The best way to fight gentrification is getting an education and maximizing your economic resources. Make your money work for you. White people do it all the time. Why do I see white teachers driving BMWs when they are on a 40K salary a year? Not because they are married to someone making bank, but because they know how to make their money work.

Thats great advice for the next generation but what about these 80 year old grandmas who are being kicked out of their homes and thrown nursing homes. Education is the key but its too much of a long term investment. I believe policy needs to be implemented as aggressively as gentrification is sweeping through Black neighborhoods.

Regal_Muse

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2141 on: October 07, 2004, 09:56:54 AM »
It's not going to happen. The politicians have an invested interest in gentrification. Perfect example, is when Bill Clinton purchased property for his office in Harlem. Harlem N.Y. is the center of everything and white people were sick and tired of traveling so far just to get to work. My aunt owns three brownstones out there and she was telling me that she saw this coming for a long time since she has close friends people in Real Estate. It's like a chain reaction, when the demand for property in certain area goes up by a certain class of people, the market reacts. IF someone of status purchases property in the area (i.e. Clinton) the values go up. That's how it usually goes. The people who can't afford to stay are screwed over. What do you think can be done Cali?

CaliToD.C.

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2142 on: October 07, 2004, 09:59:53 AM »
I say we all take up arms against the powers of capitalism and create a socialist state.  :D

Regal_Muse

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2143 on: October 07, 2004, 10:01:03 AM »
I don't have a problem with captialism.

CaliToD.C.

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2144 on: October 07, 2004, 10:03:34 AM »
I don't have a problem with captialism.

Then I guess you don't have a problem with racism.

CaliToD.C.

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2145 on: October 07, 2004, 10:06:38 AM »
I have to keep reminding myself that I live in a microcoysm of Bay Area progressiveness and not everybody shares my extreme leftist ideals.

Regal_Muse

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2146 on: October 07, 2004, 10:10:35 AM »
Cute.

My arenít we just presumptuous?  ::) Anyone who thinks racism is going away anytime soon is fooling themselves. I know racism exist and my best way to combat it is by being the best and working very hard. In every system, whether it be communism, capitalism, or socialism, is loaded with problems. For  you to say that I donít have a problem with racism because I believe in capitalism is rather pigheaded. So rewind and try that with someone else.  

Regal_Muse

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2147 on: October 07, 2004, 10:11:31 AM »
I have to keep reminding myself that I live in a microcoysm of Bay Area progressiveness and not everybody shares my extreme leftist ideals.

Oh my gosh, you think?!

CaliToD.C.

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2148 on: October 07, 2004, 10:12:51 AM »
But why work with the system rathe than against it?

CaliToD.C.

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #2149 on: October 07, 2004, 10:13:55 AM »
I have to keep reminding myself that I live in a microcoysm of Bay Area progressiveness and not everybody shares my extreme leftist ideals.

Oh my gosh, you think?!

Was that a hint of sarcasim? Thats not fair :(