As the original poster, I'm surprised at some of the responses on this thread. Partially, that's my fault for not being more explicit in my questions. So I'll try again. The original questions I asked are:
How active is the black community at harvard? Is there a pretty good sense of community? Are they involved politically, socially, etc. as a community? The BSA at my university was very active and spent a good deal of time helping out the rest of the community. How realistic is it for law students to be engaged in this type of activity?
How is the black community in cambridge? Does it exist? What is it like? Obviously, again, this is your personal opinion. Just trying to get a sense of the community.
I come from a really diverse area and I've heard that cambridge/boston is pretty homogenous. Can anyone give insight on what it's like? I've never been to Boston or Cambridge, but I imagine it's not as diverse as the Bay Area. I'm just looking for what type of cultural activity is going on in the city.
I apologize for the confusion. My post had nothing to do with black-white relations. I'm half black and half white, take that for what it's worth. I'm just trying to get a sense of the community. I think that all of these questions are fair for someone who is getting ready to invest $120K and three years of their life in a new city/school/community.
Thank you to everyone who did answer my questions.