It is unfortunate that people would vote for or against Nagin simply because he became a symbol for race. That is one thing that I noticed about New Orleans; how people approached race seemed completely different than Oklahoma and Dallas. I could never really get a grasp on it. It seemed to me like race was almost a minor issue; that the city didn't have the same clashes that I see in Dallas. My dad and I could talk very easily with anyone black or white and it felt very smooth, not forced or uneasy. Was there simply a storm brewing underneath?
I think to paint the election with the broad strokes of white candidate vs black candidate does a disservice to everyone.
Quote from: cheesesteak on April 23, 2006, 11:21:58 PMI will be joining all of you in August. Hooray! I made a dang decision. Congrats!! And congrats to everyone else who has gotten in and/or made the decision in the past few days. I was taking a break from LSD...
I will be joining all of you in August. Hooray! I made a dang decision.
cheesesteak! hooray! i'm so glad we'll be seeing you next year at Tulane.withj-- i just wanted to say i've been thinking more about your "non-traditional" admit, and i think it's so amazing. i hope you come to Tulane.
Yes, that is amazing. It is a little-known fact that you can actually go to law school without a bachelor's degree, in certain circumstances. But I don't think I've seen anyone on LSD do it before.