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Meh, everyone has their own interpretation of school. However law school is uniquely different in the fact that it's so highly competitive. I socialized with my YT counterparts, but it only goes so far. Sure they invited me to [some of] their social events, I went, and it was just like class. When I invited them to mine, they rarely came, and when they did, they stayed huddled up on one side of the room like a prison yard.
Nare once did I get invited to a study group though. I peeped they would have outlines or answers they got and shared amongst themselves but refrained from sharing with those outside their groups. I recall sharing info I'd found only to have them suck it up with no reciprocation. After that, I went hard by myself, silently got my A&B's and didn't say sh*t beyond hi/bye.


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Originally posted by trudawg trudawg wrote:


Meh, everyone has their own interpretation of school. However law school
is uniquely different in the fact that it's so highly competitive.




ITA, However, I liked the Nerds Party Scene...
Always, had the good--good... (low key) and helped me with my homework. Good Times...


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That--- Michael Jackson Thriller scene is the GOAT... for my age-group.

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Originally posted by sexyandfamous sexyandfamous wrote:





This is why I never said much in college...
Always--- had a chair near the door and made a friend or two just for notes etc.

I loved going to office hours to make them feel good about having an AA in the classroom. LOL... (This was so helpful--- thank you, and I was out)

It’s hard to get into a good grad school in Cali… trust...
So I played the game… I don’t need to make friends with everyone in my class. It was all about the money and the end game for me.



I didn't understand that.... how going to office hours made them feel "good" about having you around?
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^^^ Thanks... SL
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Originally posted by Marcelo22 Marcelo22 wrote:

When will black people realize nothing u can say or do will influence white's feelings about the whole race. U are not representing for nobody in these damn classrooms or work offices. Stop caring about whites so much. This video was too much. I thought they was getting harassed and spit on like the 1960s. The first dude looked like he was bout to cry. Yall signed up to go to a PWI, u knew the enrollment numbers beforehand.


So true, that was what I meant to say, that you are not a representation of your community, just like the black prison inmate is not a representation of your race. We don't have to prove anything to anyone. If the person has a negative view of your race, nothing you'll do will make them see it different. They will think it was some white peer who invited you to their study group, or a white mentor who showed you how to ace it a test.

When they were complaining about how hard it is to not see another black around, I thought "go to a black college then!" or learn to befriend them. You may find some who will welcome you as their "friend", but you need to watch it to see if the person really wants to be your friend or just wants to be able to say they got a black friend.

Originally posted by trudawg trudawg wrote:


Nare once did I get invited to a study group though. I peeped they would have outlines or answers they got and shared amongst themselves but refrained from sharing with those outside their groups. I recall sharing info I'd found only to have them suck it up with no reciprocation. After that, I went hard by myself, silently got my A&B's and didn't say sh*t beyond hi/bye.


I read a similar review of their white classmates from this black guy from LA who is currently studying in Berkeley... he and the other blacks didn't feel welcome and he said he was never invited to the study groups set up by whites.
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Gotcha. So you faked helplessness mommykat/Samone? Did that help you in any way? Or was it so they would be warmer towards you?
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personally i suck up to all my professors...this has really benefitted my grades lol
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Originally posted by trudawg trudawg wrote:


However law school is uniquely different in the fact that it's so highly competitive. I socialized with my YT counterparts, but it only goes so far.


Law school is competitive, but so are most professional, post grad programs. Med school, dental school, physical therapy school, etc. And really, we want the best, so there is nothing wrong with healthy competition. The difference is, for black folk at top schools, isolation is part of the deal.

The simple, ugly truth is this: our presence is always negotiable. To put a fine point it, white people feel no pain whether we are present or not. That being said, no black person, or any other person or color for that matter, who gets into a top tier law school should expect to be greeted with open arms. Long before most of us were accepted into whatever hallowed halls we were to haunt for three long years, we already knew the deal. Not sure why these kids are surprised.

Be sure you want the law in your life. If you do, full speed ahead and don’t whine.

Sage advice? Find a church first!

Here’s the trifecta:

1. Actively seek out other black students, no matter their degree tract. Eat together at least once a week. Relax, talk, listen, vent, play music. Just be together. (Don't turn up your nose at black service staff- custodians, painters, cafeteria workers. They will help you if you aren't snotty.)

2. Join black law student associations with the express intent of asking for referrals for local black attorneys. If you get one, GO. I don’t care if it’s 9 at night. Go. Listen. Ask for help. We know how hard it is. Those of us who haven’t forgotten who we are will be glad to help you.

3. Never ever compare yourself to whitey. Nine times out of ten, whitey would drop dead if he/she ever had to contend with what you’ve had to contend with. Watch whitey. Find two or three that the others look up to. Make nice with them. They’ll “vouch” for you with the other yt folk. That way, when you need something, you’ll be able to get it to help yourself and the other black students. You’ll never be friends with 99% of them, but so what.
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