As blacks I would expect (but am usually disapointed) to be sensitive to having equality for all races, including the right to organize politically based upon race.
This has been a really eye-opening process, and one that should bother a lot of people. As blacks I would expect (but am usually disapointed) to be sensitive to having equality for all races, including the right to organize politically based upon race. For what it matters, I am a hispanic with dark features. One of my parents is a first generation American and the other is not even American. I've dated a black girl for 3 years and was just the bestman in one of my closest friends wedding who is also black. But honestly, none of this should matter.What should matter is trying to pursue equality. This is something that most of you appear to be uninterested in pursuing beyond your own racial group. As the true forerunners for this fight in American society this is sad.Quote from: seventhson on April 26, 2007, 03:00:12 PMQuote from: IF on April 26, 2007, 02:29:14 PMAnd hence, closed minded idiots continue to refuse to work out issues of inequality. Im sure your forefathers would be proud.As for this,So now we're idiots?it was directed at idiots like Madness and The Bad Guy. You were making valid points and I enjoyed learning from you.But most of the rest of these nuts are attacking me instead of my points (making blacks a scapegoat for not getting an internship? Are you kidding me?) or making sheerly stupid assumptions (looking at Madness here) that are just wrong on so many different levels.So with this, I'll bow out, leave the idiots on this thread to their best in law school (scary for the legal future) and wish those of you who actually contributed the very best in school.And FYI, when white are treated with this sort of attitude they will come away with a less open mind then what many of you have. If your goal is to keep the status quo, as a few of you charged me with doing, it's working. But when you question why there is so much prejudice in the world, look back at yourselves and what you might be doing (GASP, YES IT CAN BE YOUR FAULT TOO) to further this negative force.Peace
Quote from: IF on April 26, 2007, 02:29:14 PMAnd hence, closed minded idiots continue to refuse to work out issues of inequality. Im sure your forefathers would be proud.As for this,So now we're idiots?
And hence, closed minded idiots continue to refuse to work out issues of inequality. Im sure your forefathers would be proud.As for this,
How about "White Entertainment Television" or the NAAWP instead of the NAACP? Personally, I don't think either of these are necessary, but then again I don't think it's necessary to have a seperate area for black students to talk about law school. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that we are probably going to the exact same law schools and will be sitting right next to each other in class. We don't have seperated law schools; why have seperated law school forums?
Excellent answer...I've always felt that it is inappropriate to have "Black Entertainment Television" because there is no need to segregate by race any longer. And, if there were "White Entertainment Television", there would surely be a huge outcry and it would definitely not be allowed.You're exactly right--separate things for blacks ended decades ago, so why try to bring it back by creating separate forums for black students? Personally, it bothers me that law schools still ask for our race on their applications. If everyone shall be treated equally, regardless of race, why is this even relevant? I checked "decline to answer" on all of mine, perhaps for fear of being discriminated against for being white--honestly.
Quote from: Louis55 on April 26, 2007, 08:19:58 PM(1) To bad your analogy fails to fit its purpose. (2) I recommend that this mess be placed in either the AA board or the white law school discussion board. If wishing made it so
(1) To bad your analogy fails to fit its purpose. (2) I recommend that this mess be placed in either the AA board or the white law school discussion board.
White people come from backgrounds that are often disadvantaged when it comes to excelling at basketball. They have more money and often live a more sedentary life (not posting at the block and playing pickup below the chain-linked net). There is also a heavily ingrained cultural bias in the NBA (almost everything about it seems to be at least tangentially related to African-culture). Moreover, there is stereotype bias. Everyone has been ripping on white players' athletic talents for so long that they've come to believe these stereotypes (white men can't jump, et cetera)themselves and it's become a self-fulfilling prophecy.Also, white culture tends to push kids into putting the vast majority of their time into things like education instead of aquiring mad basketbal skills. How can you expect someone who hasn't had the opportunity to play with top talent for 20 hours a day (simply because of the lot he was born into) to compete with those who have?Without white people in the NBA the players (many of whom are from low-income inner cities and have never been exposed to cultures outside of their own), could be missing out on a great opportunity to learn and grow in a multi-cultural environment and dispel long held prejudice about white people.It doesn't sound any smarter when you people say it. HTFH.