Quote from: John Galt on February 18, 2006, 07:34:23 PMBLSD is open to the entire board. It says something about the insecurity of the board as a whole if the majority isn't willing to freely engage (and with invitation, I might add) on some of the issues contained in BLSD.I'm very glad you said that. It's interesting how many people who claim that others are perpetuating segregation make NO effort to assimilate themselves. Ending social segregation requires BOTH sides making an effort to get to know each other.
BLSD is open to the entire board. It says something about the insecurity of the board as a whole if the majority isn't willing to freely engage (and with invitation, I might add) on some of the issues contained in BLSD.
So, it seems we all agree on the same thing? No wonder formal hearing take so f"ing long.
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.
to me skin color should not matter we all want to be lawyers and all have an equal chance of becoming great onesIt reminds me of an article that one of the leading business magizines published entitled the 50 greatest women executives. Is this celebrating women or saying that they need to be celebrated in a different manner altogether than men when they are equally as qualified. you don't see a 50 greatest men in business article. I mean I hate the glass celing but IMO even having it is discriminatory to women and just like BLSD works to further segregate our society.
why do we seemingly assume that the only minorities who have a different experience are black students? if the board was made for those students who have a "different" experience than the majority, then why are the aforementioned groups seemingly excluded?
i'm sure i'll get flamed for this, but in my god (assuming he/she exists) honest opinion, i feel like this country/society is bending over backwards and going out of their way to "make up" for 400 years of slavery and not really establishing all these "black" associations for the sake of integrating minorities into what is a caucasian dominated society (which will be refered to as "diversity" from here on out)...in other words, it's mainly to "make up" for slavery...i say this because it seems that few other minorities are included in society in this way...
and on a seperate note, a question for the african-americans here...how would you feel if, upon the establishment of this board, they included a "white law student discussion board?" i mean, i really wish for an honest answer...if you had stumbled upon this site and it had a "white law student discussion board" as well as a "black law student discussion board" would you have assumed that the creators of the site are racist? i ask this because i recall a few years ago a white girl tried to establish a white club at her high school and was immediately blasted by society for being racist and, if i remember correctly, was was not allowed to keep the club going for being "racist" even though she made it very clear that all races were welcome to join the club...i really want to know the honest opinion of the black members of this board...
I've been reading this thread and will chime in:I post on the BLSD board from time to time and feel no reason not to. Many interesting threads come up on there about all kinds of stuff. Race issues interest me. Now, I may not be able to relate to many of the issues on a first-hand basis, but I can still contribute and learn. Others should do the same.It's not "segregation." Just like the non-traditional students board, they share a common trait (in this case, race) that affects the admissions process whether we like it or not and whether it should or shouldn't. Fact is, it does, and it will affect them for the remainder of their career. There's nothing wrong with having a part of the board to discuss that.