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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 15, 2004, 09:19:15 AM »
That Beyonce thread was too funny! That's the first time I've ever heard anything negative about Lauryn Hill's looks. My goodness. And on top of that she's racist??? It's mind-blowing when people allow the media to influence their thinking to that degree. Craziness.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What is wrong with Ruskie?
« on: November 15, 2004, 09:14:52 AM »
Coming out of lurking to say that Ruskiegirl rules!

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Law School Admissions / Re: Affirmative Action is getting out of hand
« on: November 12, 2004, 04:25:12 PM »


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The truth is, everyone admited to certain schools were uniquely qualified for that school, and no one is "stealing" anyone's seat.

how do you know this?



Steal: to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as an habitual or regular practice (Merriam Webster)

So, are you saying that you can claim rightful ownership to a seat in law school? And just assuming that you were claiming that right, based on the fact that you're an American citizen and you get all the rights and privileges that come along with that, wouldn't that same privilege extend to an American-born black? Or do they have less of a claim to these privileges than you do?

By the way, (as as it's been said 10 million times in all of these AA threads) these are private schools and they'll take whomever they want. If Yale chooses a blind, Hispanic lesbian with a 149/3.2 over an Olympic athlete with 4.0/179, what can you do about it? That's life. Deal with it! They care about their needs, not yours. Sorry.


technically, you're wrong.  Although, under certain circumstances, you may be excempt from certain laws, Yale accepts federal education funding.  In this regard, they aren't allow to discriminate.  Wrong example to use.

I agree, that example wasn't the best. But who's to say that the lower-scoring applicant is not more "qualified" than the higher-scoring one? Look on Yale's web site. It explicitly says that they do not make admissions decisions based on numbers alone, as do a lot of other schools' application guidelines. Yeah, they're bullshitting for the most part, but that disclaimer still gives them the leeway to accept anyone they choose based on their own criteria. It may look like discrimination based on the numbers, but it may be a whole different story once you get to see the entire application of both applicants.

*Done beating the dead horse that is this thread*



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Law School Admissions / Re: Affirmative Action is getting out of hand
« on: November 12, 2004, 03:57:25 PM »


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The truth is, everyone admited to certain schools were uniquely qualified for that school, and no one is "stealing" anyone's seat.

how do you know this?



Steal: to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as an habitual or regular practice (Merriam Webster)

So, are you saying that you can claim rightful ownership to a seat in law school? And just assuming that you were claiming that right, based on the fact that you're an American citizen and you get all the rights and privileges that come along with that, wouldn't that same privilege extend to an American-born black? Or do they have less of a claim to these privileges than you do?

By the way, (as as it's been said 10 million times in all of these AA threads) these are private schools and they'll take whomever they want. If Yale chooses a blind, Hispanic lesbian with a 149/3.2 over an Olympic athlete with 4.0/179, what can you do about it? That's life. Deal with it! They care about their needs, not yours. Sorry.

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: November 12, 2004, 03:37:07 PM »
NEW POLL† † †:P† †NEW POLL:P:D :D


Uh... This latest poll is immature, nasty, and it was totally unprovoked. Sheesh, if you don't like what a person says you can just ignore him or her. No need to launch a personal attack like this. This poll is just disgusting! Are we all adults here or no?

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 25, 2004, 10:09:24 AM »
God bless ya, girl. That's an awesome score and some hard work you put in. I don't think I could commit that much time to that horrible test -- unless I was shooting for top five. LOL.
By the way, that was a nice, classy comeback to Matthew_24 on the other board.

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 25, 2004, 04:54:40 AM »
One of my ex's pissed me off so I spent $275 at Barney's New York this weekend.  ???

I FEEL BETTER THOUGH!  ;D


Sorry I hate when ex's start acting stupid. BTW how did everyone do on the LSAT? I stayed up for 2 hours consoling a friend because she got a bad score. I never heard someone bawl over the phone for so long. LSATs should be abolished for real.

Naw we need the LSAT to keep you riff raff out of our law schools.  Friggin porch monkeys!  Speakin of which, what up LadyDay!

Yo but on the real, I'm hearing that this LSAT kicked everybody's ass across the board.  The mainstream kids are complaining about it by the thousands on the other boards talkin about their lives are over now. lol.  NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!

Was there just some impossible logic games on that joker or what?




Hey, ya'll. I scored 160. I didn't think the test was that difficult so I was a little disappointed. I bombed the LR sections and I aced the RC and Games (that was a big shocker). I'm considering retaking. I believe I can score at least 165 if I haul azz between now and Dec. 4. I still sent some apps in though. Hopefully my MBA and 8 years of work experience will kinda offset that score. My dream school is Georgetown though I'd be more than happy with GW, BC or BU.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: post your score here
« on: October 22, 2004, 09:49:35 PM »
160. At least the Sox won.

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 19, 2004, 12:16:28 PM »
I'm hoping you're only half-serious. Anyway, I don't agree. One of the main reasons behind crime in the hood is unemployment. YOU bring the business and the jobs then those "ignant mofos" won't be committing as many crimes cuz they'll be too busy washing your car or  filing your reports or whatever. You have to put your money where your mouth is. Continuing to put black men in jail is no solution. We have to get to why they're committing those crimes and solve THAT problem. Those immigrants (Koreans, Chinese) get robbed all the time but they don't close up shop and leave, they get paid -- and buy better security systems.  ;D

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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: October 19, 2004, 10:10:04 AM »
I can definitely see why an African-American would join the Republican Party. I think that a lot of black people are conservative in nature. We are very God ferin people so, I don't see a lot of blacks supporting gay marriage, and abortions. Also, the Rep. party is the party of self-sufficiency. They believe in doing for self (doing for whites only) and, they would never allow blacks to live forever on welfare like the democrats would have us do. I'm at the job so I don't have time to get into it but, the bottom line is this. We live in a market economy folks. The ONLY people that are respected in a capitalistic society are those who compete. Blacks havent figured that out yet. Blacks don't want to focus on competition with whites because we want to work with them, and be accepted by them and that's bull.

Also, one of the big problems that we have is that we attack black republicans on a very disrespectful level. We call them sellouts, and coons, etc. and that's unfortunate because both groups need to work with each other in order to achieve common goals. I think that we are very immature politically, and we donít know how to be diplomatic with each other.

Iím not dem or rep but I would vote either way. Iíll vote for the person who protects my interest.

Why are you guys so desperately loyal to the Democratic Party? What are they doing for you that you canít do for yourself?


ITA!!
And don't forget it was Bill Clinton who pushed the Welfare Reform Act that forced many poor women out of their homes and into low-paying jobs, leaving their hell-raising kids alone at home to wreak havoc on their communities, cut school, get in all kinds of trouble etc. Democrats don't have our backs as much as we think they do. But in this election it would be morally wrong to vote for George Bush. Matter of fact, I think it would be criminal to vote for Bush.


OT: I'm 5'9 and with all you tall girls in here I'm starting to think now that the law tends to attract tall women -- all women lawyers I know personally are tall. Hmmm, I'm starting to sound like a wrong answer to a bad LSAT question. *Back to checking the LSAC site every hour just in case*




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