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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2007, 11:34:06 PM »
If you want to post on the BLSD board I'm sure you would be welcome. Black law students aren't trying to "segregate" themselves, it's just that there are few black law students and few black people in the field of law in general. It's nice to have support and be able to talk about perspectives that deviate from the norm. Networking is key in law and it's also a way to make up for a lack of a networking base.  As stated above, non-traditional students have a similar forum. As I'm sure do some older students, hispanic students,asian students etc... If you wanted to make a American white male wealthy law student forum.. hey whatever.. i don't care lol..But I doubt you would feel the need as that is the majority in the field of law and thus,these  "traditional" students  probably wouldn't be looking for the same kind of support of those that may feel somewhat like outsiders. I'm sure the creators of such forums as the black law student forum intentions are not to alienate white students, it's just a source of support for members of a community. If you wished to learn about the community, you're more than welcome to join in.

Also, as another example...  students from the south going to northern schools might start up a forum to know what support is available for them while adjusting to a new environment.As would students from a foreign country, etc And, "white" groups could be considered groups like a German student group, Polish student group, etc etc...

I don't see the problem here, and I hope someday you won't see one either.

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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2007, 11:34:31 PM »
It's really a shame that they only let black people watch BET or post on BLSD. They should start letting everyone in.

It IS a shame, however, that certain scholarships are open ONLY to black people.
See, if WLSD existed I suspect it would consist almost exclusively of gripes about AA. It turns out there's already a forum for that crowd.
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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2007, 11:34:58 PM »
I would voice my opinion about racial discrimination (Bakke dot dot dot) but don't want to afford people attacking with weak arguements about how blacks are aloud to have separate advanteges that whites cannot be given. (I am all for equal protection so don't give me any BULL)

Well, spelling mistakes aside, in Grutter v. Bollinger the Court said diveristy is a compelling governmental interest and will withstand an Equal Protection attack...

Also in bakke they stated the same thing. Race is ONE factor... ONE

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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2007, 11:36:31 PM »
Agreed.  I am for equality--nothing more and nothing less.  There is no need to segregate any more.  Race is about as relevant as what hand a person writes with or what type of car they drive.

spoken like a true right-handed person.

Thank you for that

no problem.  ;)

listen, i've said it before and i'll say it again, there's more racism than most white people think there is, and less racism than most black people think there is.  that's because black people come into contact with/are subjected to a disproportionate amount of the racial discrimination that exists, while white people see very little of it.

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2007, 11:37:35 PM »
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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2007, 11:39:19 PM »
If you want to post on the BLSD board I'm sure you would be welcome. Black law students aren't trying to "segregate" themselves, it's just that there are few black law students and few black people in the field of law in general. It's nice to have support and be able to talk about perspectives that deviate from the norm. Networking is key in law and it's also a way to make up for a lack of a networking base.  As stated above, non-traditional students have a similar forum. As I'm sure do some older students, hispanic students,asian students etc... If you wanted to make a American white male wealthy law student forum.. hey whatever.. i don't care lol..But I doubt you would feel the need as that is the majority in the field of law and thus,these  "traditional" students  probably wouldn't be looking for the same kind of support of those that may feel somewhat like outsiders. I'm sure the creators of such forums as the black law student forum intentions are not to alienate white students, it's just a source of support for members of a community. If you wished to learn about the community, you're more than welcome to join in.

Also, as another example...  students from the south going to northern schools might start up a forum to know what support is available for them while adjusting to a new environment.As would students from a foreign country, etc And, "white" groups could be considered groups like a German student group, Polish student group, etc etc...

I don't see the problem here, and I hope someday you won't see one either.

Well said.  Furthermore, walk into a law school classroom and look around.  Chances are more than 90% of the people in the class are white.  That must feel a little uncomfortable for a minority.  I mean, it really takes some nerve to complain about how white people don't get scholarships and how there should be no law school discussion board when almost all of the legal profession is white!  If you're white you're only seeing things from one side, but yet you complain.  How can you possibly know what it feels like to be a minority in this country.  White people have everything and have had everything since this country was founded, but yet you complain that there are a few scholarships for black people and they have their own discussion board??  At times like this I become embarassed to be white.
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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2007, 11:40:20 PM »


Also in bakke they stated the same thing. Race is ONE factor... ONE

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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2007, 11:42:25 PM »
If you want to post on the BLSD board I'm sure you would be welcome. Black law students aren't trying to "segregate" themselves, it's just that there are few black law students and few black people in the field of law in general. It's nice to have support and be able to talk about perspectives that deviate from the norm. Networking is key in law and it's also a way to make up for a lack of a networking base.  As stated above, non-traditional students have a similar forum. As I'm sure do some older students, hispanic students,asian students etc... If you wanted to make a American white male wealthy law student forum.. hey whatever.. i don't care lol..But I doubt you would feel the need as that is the majority in the field of law and thus,these  "traditional" students  probably wouldn't be looking for the same kind of support of those that may feel somewhat like outsiders. I'm sure the creators of such forums as the black law student forum intentions are not to alienate white students, it's just a source of support for members of a community. If you wished to learn about the community, you're more than welcome to join in.

Also, as another example...  students from the south going to northern schools might start up a forum to know what support is available for them while adjusting to a new environment.As would students from a foreign country, etc And, "white" groups could be considered groups like a German student group, Polish student group, etc etc...

I don't see the problem here, and I hope someday you won't see one either.

Well said.  Furthermore, walk into a law school classroom and look around.  Chances are more than 90% of the people in the class are white.  That must feel a little uncomfortable for a minority.  I mean, it really takes some nerve to complain about how white people don't get scholarships and how there should be no law school discussion board when almost all of the legal profession is white!  If you're white you're only seeing things from one side, but yet you complain.  How can you possibly know what it feels like to be a minority in this country.  White people have everything and have had everything since this country was founded, but yet you complain that there are a few scholarships for black people and they have their own discussion board??  At times like this I become embarassed to be white.

I'm Latino American??? Umm Ok

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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2007, 11:45:19 PM »
If you want to post on the BLSD board I'm sure you would be welcome. Black law students aren't trying to "segregate" themselves, it's just that there are few black law students and few black people in the field of law in general. It's nice to have support and be able to talk about perspectives that deviate from the norm. Networking is key in law and it's also a way to make up for a lack of a networking base.  As stated above, non-traditional students have a similar forum. As I'm sure do some older students, hispanic students,asian students etc... If you wanted to make a American white male wealthy law student forum.. hey whatever.. i don't care lol..But I doubt you would feel the need as that is the majority in the field of law and thus,these  "traditional" students  probably wouldn't be looking for the same kind of support of those that may feel somewhat like outsiders. I'm sure the creators of such forums as the black law student forum intentions are not to alienate white students, it's just a source of support for members of a community. If you wished to learn about the community, you're more than welcome to join in.

Also, as another example...  students from the south going to northern schools might start up a forum to know what support is available for them while adjusting to a new environment.As would students from a foreign country, etc And, "white" groups could be considered groups like a German student group, Polish student group, etc etc...

I don't see the problem here, and I hope someday you won't see one either.

Well said.  Furthermore, walk into a law school classroom and look around.  Chances are more than 90% of the people in the class are white.  That must feel a little uncomfortable for a minority.  I mean, it really takes some nerve to complain about how white people don't get scholarships and how there should be no law school discussion board when almost all of the legal profession is white!  If you're white you're only seeing things from one side, but yet you complain.  How can you possibly know what it feels like to be a minority in this country.  White people have everything and have had everything since this country was founded, but yet you complain that there are a few scholarships for black people and they have their own discussion board??  At times like this I become embarassed to be white.

I'm Latino American??? Umm Ok

Actually in an earlier post on this thread you said you were white.  I'm done talking to you.  Idiot.
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Re: White Law Student Discussion Board
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2007, 11:52:59 PM »
If you want to post on the BLSD board I'm sure you would be welcome. Black law students aren't trying to "segregate" themselves, it's just that there are few black law students and few black people in the field of law in general. It's nice to have support and be able to talk about perspectives that deviate from the norm. Networking is key in law and it's also a way to make up for a lack of a networking base.  As stated above, non-traditional students have a similar forum. As I'm sure do some older students, hispanic students,asian students etc... If you wanted to make a American white male wealthy law student forum.. hey whatever.. i don't care lol..But I doubt you would feel the need as that is the majority in the field of law and thus,these  "traditional" students  probably wouldn't be looking for the same kind of support of those that may feel somewhat like outsiders. I'm sure the creators of such forums as the black law student forum intentions are not to alienate white students, it's just a source of support for members of a community. If you wished to learn about the community, you're more than welcome to join in.

Also, as another example...  students from the south going to northern schools might start up a forum to know what support is available for them while adjusting to a new environment.As would students from a foreign country, etc And, "white" groups could be considered groups like a German student group, Polish student group, etc etc...

I don't see the problem here, and I hope someday you won't see one either.

Well said.  Furthermore, walk into a law school classroom and look around.  Chances are more than 90% of the people in the class are white.  That must feel a little uncomfortable for a minority.  I mean, it really takes some nerve to complain about how white people don't get scholarships and how there should be no law school discussion board when almost all of the legal profession is white!  If you're white you're only seeing things from one side, but yet you complain.  How can you possibly know what it feels like to be a minority in this country.  White people have everything and have had everything since this country was founded, but yet you complain that there are a few scholarships for black people and they have their own discussion board??  At times like this I become embarassed to be white.

I'm Latino American??? Umm Ok

Actually in an earlier post on this thread you said you were white.  I'm done talking to you.  Idiot.

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