Quote from: Mr Shears on January 30, 2006, 06:07:17 PMMaybe if your mother's last name was Mein and she combined the two. How did you know my mother's name?
Maybe if your mother's last name was Mein and she combined the two.
...continued-I wish my original response wasn't erased-In my original response I talked about interrogatories in my state. In my state's code interrogatories are limited to either 20 or 30 questions. You strike me as the type of person who would try and embed questions abcd etc. into your questions. I count embeded questions as questions. If I recieve an interrogatory with more than the limit then I will answer to the limit and then give vague answers to the rest of the questions. I will answer the extra questions out of courtesy. If they try to make a point out of the fact that I responded vaguely to their questions I will proceed to make a point that they exceeded their limit of questions. Legally I am not required to answer past the limit.This case is very similar in that you are placing personal limitations on the question at hand that simply are not there. Legally I can document the fact that I am Native American. The fact that I happen to answer yes to any of your questions has no validity to the question of whether or not my ethnicity is NA. If I answered no to all three of your questions, I could/would still mark NA on my application. Legally I have satisfied all requirements. It is legal and I have received the consent of the Chickasaw Nation and LSAC. You see law is not a question of what is right or wrong. Law is a question of what is legal. If you are going to succeed in the legal community you need to distinguish between those two issues. If you want to succeed in the poilitical sphere, then you're right where you need to be.I'll let this rest for now with one more question. Where on applications, or on what application, does it state that you may mark more than one response for ethnicity?
I would assume I am about 1/6th NA. This is the reason I brought up my case on this board in the first place. I have the blessing of both the Chickasaw nation and LSAC. Any more of a background than that is not required.It is not my duty to determine why ethnicity is a question on applications.I knew this would be controversial. I knew both jayscoot and redemption would respond this way. My greatgrandfather wanted us to know of our heritage. Our grandparents hid our heritage because of discrimination. Have you ever read any of our country's history. My family hid it's background after the trail of tears. My family hid it's heritage during the period after world war two. My parents were told not to talk about anything relating to native american culture in public. To call my heritage fraudelent is quite offensive. I know you don't know my entire story, nor will I tell it on a message board. But quit confusing fact with personal bias.
- I used to consider myself purely of royal english descent.- I am approximately 1/6-1/10 pure blooded native american. - I don't have any tribal card. - In the past year however I learned that I am related to both the chieftans of the Chickasaw and the Cherokee tribes- I have been able to document 1/12 of my lineage.- I had limited knowledge of this lineage until one year ago. - I appear fair skinned - I have marked Native American on my applications.
Quote- I am approximately 1/6-1/10 pure blooded native american. Really, it's a shame. Native Americans can't have ANYTHING. You have to go and take that too...
- I am approximately 1/6-1/10 pure blooded native american.
I have the blessing of both the Chickasaw Nation and LSAC. Any more of a background than that is not required.
I knew this would be controversial. I knew both jayscoot and redemption would respond this way.
For a few moments, there, I thought that my glass of wine was getting to ME!
Am I the only one who thinks Redemption's argument is pretty much a crock of *&^%? To her, race is irrelevant because it is something we haven't linked a gene to, and therefore it is a social construct. Nonetheless, it is relevant if we feel discriminated against -- despite the fact that the discrimination would also be a social construct.