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Classist? An issue at top HBCU's Posted on 11-03-2008
Orca51
Indianapolis, IN
Ok so lately Howard has crept up on my list of schools that I'd like to attend. It went from #5 to #1.lol. BUT one thing I've heard from some current students and former students and some research is that there are class issues at Howard. As in the students split themselves up based upon family income level, sururbs vs. 'ghetto', how they dress etc. And as far as dating they also cling to people of similar classes. So basically I just wanted to know how true this is? Any details would be wonderful. This isn't going to change my mind about wanting to attend Howard because I can deal w/ it. I just want to know if it's true, and to what extent.
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iRep504 replied on 11-03-2008 07:06PM [Reply]
I don't think there is a formal survey to determine who is in what economic tax bracket but you can tell the division. Usually based upon how someone dresses. People with the best wardrobe are usually held to the highest esteem.
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theTRUTH replied on 11-06-2008 05:48PM [Reply]
Orca51 wrote:
I just want to know if it's true...
Nope, it's not.
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 11-06-2008 06:44PM [Reply]
Would you please elaborate on that statement.
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theTRUTH replied on 11-08-2008 05:59PM [Reply]
Orca51 wrote:
Would you please elaborate on that statement.
Is that question for me to answer? No, Howard is not classist. I cant elaborate on something that isnt true. What more do you want me to say?
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 11-08-2008 08:46PM [Reply]
Idk! Maybe you could explain why this stereotype about Howard exist? It clearly didn't manifest itself if students who attend Howard or have previously attended Howard are the main ones I hear state this as a way of encouraging me to consider other schools. I wasn't looking for 3 word answers. I asked 'how true is this.' I already know it is slightly true I have been to Howard and observed some things myself. Like I said I'd like to know 'to what extent.'
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theTRUTH replied on 11-09-2008 01:47PM [Reply]
Orca51 wrote:
Idk! Maybe you could explain why this stereotype about Howard exist? It clearly didn't manifest itself if students who attend Howard or have previously attended Howard are the main ones I hear state this as a way of encouraging me to consider other schools. I wasn't looking for 3 word answers.
I honestly dont know why the stereotype exists. Probably because Howard MAY HAVE been classist decades ago. But presently, no it's not.
Orca51 wrote:
I asked 'how true is this.' I already know it is slightly true I have been to Howard and observed some things myself. Like I said I'd like to know 'to what extent.'
lol...it's good that you are so observant, however, I was emersed in the Howard culture; I was a student there for four years. I intermixed with lots of people from all types of familial and financial backgrounds.
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Orca51 from Indianapolis, IN replied on 11-09-2008 03:22PM [Reply]
Ok thank you for an answer that was more complete. I'm glad to see that someone doesn't agree with that stereotype about Howard.
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danotorious1jd from Dalzell, SC replied on 12-18-2008 03:49PM [Reply]

As a recent freshman...I can honestly say that it's not true. It might look that way but so far people group themselves on personalities.
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