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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2007, 07:44:12 PM »
Does anyone else have any insights on the OP's questions? I'm curious as well...

I go to H. I mean, what do y'all want to know? Just take your black ass here and see.  :D

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2007, 07:55:51 PM »
What House Boy is trying to say is that Harvard, being the third-largest law school in the nation, has plenty of diversity.  Boston is also diverse.  This is really one of those instances in which you don't have much to worry about.  Yeah, you hear stories of racism, but really...what city doesn't have those?  I'd really like to know.

And if any of you get into Yale, the answer is pretty much the same, except divide H's size by 3.  Diversity really shouldn't be a reason to keep you from going to either school, although, of course, that's not going to stop you guys from over-analyzing every little thing.  I did the same thing and can't blame you, but it's amusing nonetheless.

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2007, 07:59:43 PM »
H is pretty diverse. It has a big class and plenty of black people. As far as other races, asians are well represented but not a lot of latinos.

Many of the blk ppl are children of immigrants, or immigrants themselves or biracial. I think the biggest thing is that most of the kids are sons and daughters of privilege meaning they are disproportionately higher on the socioeconomic scale than the population at large.

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2007, 08:03:43 PM »
That's elite law schools generally, although there are probably more at H because of the size and name.

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2007, 05:05:34 AM »
Many of the blk ppl are children of immigrants, or immigrants themselves or biracial. I think the biggest thing is that most of the kids are sons and daughters of privilege meaning they are disproportionately higher on the socioeconomic scale than the population at large.

Interesting.

That's elite law schools generally, although there are probably more at H because of the size and name.

Do you think this is because of the applicant pool and these types have better numbers or is it the elite schools favor the rich over the poor?  I fit none of the types in his post and it scares me that it might affect my chances at good schools.

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2007, 05:49:27 AM »
It's a number of factors (opportunity cost, testing, graduation rates, etc.).  The fact of the matter is that most people who apply to and enter elite graduate and professional schools come from privileged backgrounds.  It doesn't mean you're disadvantaged if you're poor or whatever; there are just not that many poor people applying.  As for the children of immigrants, that's another elite education thing.  But I'd rather not get into that.  Just know that if you go to one of these schools, most of your future black classmates won't be descendants of American slaves.  I think there are like 5/18 of us in my class at Yale.  Again, it doesn't mean you're disadvantaged as an applicant...that's just the way the pool is structured.

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2007, 09:52:35 AM »
It's a number of factors (opportunity cost, testing, graduation rates, etc.).  The fact of the matter is that most people who apply to and enter elite graduate and professional schools come from privileged backgrounds.  It doesn't mean you're disadvantaged if you're poor or whatever; there are just not that many poor people applying.  As for the children of immigrants, that's another elite education thing.  But I'd rather not get into that.  Just know that if you go to one of these schools, most of your future black classmates won't be descendants of American slaves.  I think there are like 5/18 of us in my class at Yale.  Again, it doesn't mean you're disadvantaged as an applicant...that's just the way the pool is structured.

Wow, man.  You are always so informative.  Thanks.

Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2007, 10:56:34 AM »
H is pretty diverse. It has a big class and plenty of black people. As far as other races, asians are well represented but not a lot of latinos.

Many of the blk ppl are children of immigrants, or immigrants themselves or biracial.
I think the biggest thing is that most of the kids are sons and daughters of privilege meaning they are disproportionately higher on the socioeconomic scale than the population at large.

this is how it is at CLS too

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2007, 11:22:27 PM »
Lol I was just messing with you.  I don't even go to Harvard.  If House Boy or Lacoste read this, they can probably answer your questions.  I think they're the only Harvardlings around lately.  That said, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

I can't believe you forgot Nat, especially after seeing bakongo's 'tar!  And though she's in a different program, I'm sure blk would have things to say too. :)

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Re: black community at harvard
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2007, 12:24:59 AM »
Yeah, good point... where is Nat? And OSA for that matter...