At least black people have their own section. What do gay people have? Every gay thread gets taken over by str8 people flirting with each other...!We need a new section called, "The Gay Bathroom."
Well if black people have their own section, and gay people should..why not straight people? Why not republicans? Why not Christians?It amazes me how everybody hates on segregation/discrimination until it is beneficial to them.
Either we are all the same, or we are all very different...there can really be no middle ground.
A troll is someone that starts deliberately inciting threads. This one falls under that category.
I'm as unconvinced by your comments as you would be of mine.I just find it a bit hard to understand how one can be dismayed by people of similar experiences and/or cultures wanting to have an inclusive forum to discuss topics of interest.Are people just bitter that black people get to have their own forum, feeling that it's unfair or are they genuinely concerned because they'd like the "black" perspective discussion topics mixed in with all the others? Since we're applying it within a broader social context, is it a problem that a "black culture" exists?Do you take similar issue with organizations such as BLSA, LBGT, Presbyterians, Alcoholics Anonymous, NOW, Native American tribes, mosques, Telemundo, the Boys and Girls Club, etc.?
“A troll is someone that starts deliberately inciting threads. This one falls under that category.”Whoa! Veg! It was a genuine question and I received a nice mix of answers. Sorry for voicing a question.
The OP's post has some problems with tone and spirit, but the question, I think, as to why there is a BLSD is a valid one. There is too much segregation in society as it is; this segregation is being reproduced here, on this board, even as we are applying to schools one of whose principal stated objectives in the admissions process is to create a diverse environment.That there is a BLSD is a very sad thing; and that there is apparently a need for a BLSD is a very sad state of affairs. I don't see anything wrong with asking an (emphasis here) open-ended question about it. The answers provided so far are unconvincing. For specific issues relating to specific groups there are threads that deal with them - an example that pops into my mind is the thread labeled "Homosexual PS"; the great majority of the threads in BLSD are not specific to particularly "black" questions regarding the admissions process; etc.It seems to me that we have chosen, either deliberately or through apathy, to reproduce social segregation here, among the very people on whom an end to such segregation in the future relies, which is ironic and a bit dismaying. There should be more discussion about this issue, I think, and not less.my .02
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