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Shady Lady

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Re: Washington & Lee and Racism.
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2006, 11:42:03 PM »
I personally don't know much about W&L, but there is an article on being black at W&L published in this month's Vibe Vixen (yea yea, girly pop mag, but just read it, it's a good article -- "Red State Blues"). The author is a black female prof at W&L and shares her experiences. Might give you some insight.
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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2006, 11:50:29 PM »
She's actually very cool.  I've spoken with her at length.

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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2006, 11:55:06 PM »
That's hype! Where and how did you meet her, and are you at W&L too? Can you associate with her experience?
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2006, 11:57:08 PM »
i'd like to read that- can you find it anywhere?

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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2006, 11:58:41 PM »
I emailed her asking her a ton of questions about Tulane (which is where she earned he law degree).  She was incredibly cool.  Very friendly.  Very down-to-earth.  Awesome person.  She seems to really like helping people, giving advice, etc.  She's great. 

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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2006, 12:04:23 AM »
Fred Hits, dont think it's online, but it's in this month's Vibe Vixen with Kimora Lee Simmons on the cover.

JD, that's awesome! Her article came across as really genuine. She's like a pioneer at W&L it sounds.
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2006, 08:21:24 AM »
I think "pioneer" may be going a little far.  She is certainly not the first minority professor, not the first female professor, and not the first female minority professor.  That said, you are correct in saying that she is an amazing person and a great professor.  Definitely a great asset to W&L Law.

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« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2006, 06:14:14 PM »
i'd like to read that- can you find it anywhere?
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« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2006, 10:49:44 PM »
I was looking there for undergrad. Also im a black male. They recruited me for basketball and i did an overnight and it was terrible.  I only saw like 4 black people there, and i really looked for them too.  Every1 seemed like so rich and preppy.  Than i went to a couple of frat parties which was good cause the girls there were really good to me.  Honestly i was just scared,the people in town when they walked by me would act as if i was a criminal.  Then at the parties i went to the keep acting like it was a big deal i was black, it came up numerous times.  I am also the type of guy who speaks his mind and lexington scared me because it is so rural and i felt if i said the wrong thing i could end up strung up on a tree.   

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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2006, 11:21:29 PM »
Wow.  :( That sounds like a horrible experience.
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