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Why are the Newbies scared to speak up?

They prefer to Lurk.
18 (35.3%)
They're not, they're just on another website.
4 (7.8%)
The Board is too cliquish.
10 (19.6%)
There's nothing interesting to talk about.
3 (5.9%)
There's nobody interesting to talk to.
2 (3.9%)
Not enough Board moderation.
4 (7.8%)
Newbies?  What Newbies?
10 (19.6%)

Total Members Voted: 51

Black Law Student Discussion Board

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54540 on: September 11, 2008, 12:56:10 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGolb5tE8jw

Has anybody seen this before?  This *&^% had me crackin' up and shakin' my head at the same time.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54541 on: September 14, 2008, 12:04:43 AM »
This may come as a surprise to you all, but the new Tyler Perry movie was very gooood!

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54542 on: September 14, 2008, 09:34:06 AM »
Black man in elevator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRfjLfyXYlA


LMAO 7S...what a great post to come back on...a lady on the upper east side clutched her purse and gave me the scared over the shoulder look...but once she realized i wasn't going to rob her she apologized...so i didn't bash the dumb b*^tch LOL

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54543 on: September 14, 2008, 04:47:54 PM »

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54544 on: September 15, 2008, 09:09:14 AM »

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54545 on: September 16, 2008, 11:32:42 AM »
question:

do you guys think the below smiley is racist/offensive?

http://www.volnation.com/forum/images/smilies/default/mamba.gif

someone used it on another board i frequent and i said that i thought it looked like blackface. i was told i was insane. am i?  ???

Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54546 on: September 16, 2008, 04:18:20 PM »
depends on the context

generally speaking, yes.

but if statistic/massa (whatever happened to him btw) was using it, probably not.

ETA: It could be considered offensive, not racist, depending on the context.

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Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #54547 on: September 16, 2008, 06:00:34 PM »
How can a smiley face be racist?

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« Reply #54548 on: September 16, 2008, 11:01:58 PM »
did you see that damn smiley?

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« Reply #54549 on: September 16, 2008, 11:11:51 PM »
depends on the context

generally speaking, yes.

but if statistic/massa (whatever happened to him btw) was using it, probably not.

ETA: It could be considered offensive, not racist, depending on the context.

Yep. I happen to think the bolded is spot on. If someone called me a monkey and then said J/k with that black smiley...then I'd be offended.  If it was randomly used in a non-racial context and think it was whoopi and not necessarily offensive to the whole race.

That being said, is that why smiley's are yellow? To avoid offending people?