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Intellectual Free Post Posted on 05-07-2004

RevolutionarySistah
Los Angeles, CA
....aiight, so I see people starting free posts all the time, I figure I can do it too. Only twist is, if you gon' post something......let it be intellectual (i.e nothing about a party, grad nite, or shout-outs) something tells me this post is gon' die quickly....... :roll: oh well, i gave it a shot!
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Punk'd replied on 05-16-2004 08:27PM [Reply]
de Bohème wrote:
*crosses fingers, wishing slim would pop in trying to defend militarism and American neo-colinization of the Middle east*
Why? You cant have a logical, intelligent conversation/debate with me without falling to childish namecalling and other such signs of fading intellect and lack of any real argument. I'm popping up, the question is when do you want me to make you look like a liberal-left wing-asshole??? By the way, whas up ex roomie.
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hot_coco from Queens, NY replied on 05-17-2004 12:45AM [Reply]

RevolutionarySistah wrote:
hot_coco wrote:
The other day I was listening to the Wendy Williams Show on the radio and some lady asked for advice. She wanted to know how she (a black woman) can attract a "Eurocentric" Black man :? WTF is a Eurocentric Black man anyway......sounds like an oxymoron to me! The sad part is that I've heard other black women say things like this. I even know some Black women who'd rather be with white men all together. I just don't get it. I'll come back with my comments later.....
well, i think it has to do with the overwelming majority of our so-called brothas dating white, hispanic, etc. women. The way I see it, sistah's is like dayum, we still holdin' on to men that don't wanna be held on to, so they go outside and see what all the fuss is about. If we keep this up, there will be a picture of a black family in a museum.....cuz we will be extint!!
I said I would be back with my comments, so here it is: I simply think that these women (as well as the men who will only date white women) have problems. I think that they were brainwashed to believe that being with a white person is a "step up" and will give them "status." I'm not against interracial dating......who you fall in love with is who you fall in love with. It's one thing to date white men, but it's another to say that I would ONLY date white men. I think this thing is starting to become a trend. When a black woman/man says: "I will only date a white man/woman becuase * insert stereotype here * " I think they have a problem with their own self-identity. Otherwise, they wouldn't draw that line between them and their own community.
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hot_coco from Queens, NY replied on 05-20-2004 01:22AM [Reply]

In an effort to keep this "free posting" going........... I see that a lot of people refer to Hampton as "the Harvard of the South" and Howard as "the Black Harvard." I think both schools are great (esp Hampton 8) ) but why compare them to Harvard. Hampton and Howard (and all other HBCUs for that matter) are not and can never be like Harvard or the rest of the "ivies". We have a much richer history and much greater purpose I guess we're supposed to be flattered by the comparison of Black schools to Harvard and alike "ivy league schools"....but I think it is an insult. How hard was it to build and maintain a school made exclusively for and filled with nothing but wealthy white young men.....not hard I'm sure :? Most HBCUs were built for former slaves and the rising generation of a suffering and oppressed nation of African Americans. All of the odds were against HBCUs (and still are).....yet we continue to survive.
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 05-20-2004 02:32PM [Reply]

good question coco, and I can say it is not really an INSULT, insult....I just think it says that we can hang with the big dawgs as well. Also, we need money. And since that many black people don't contribute to HBCUs, maybe more white people would if they considered 'like' Harvard. Now, hey, I ain't sayin' I like it or whatever, I personally can't stand all ivy leagues ('cept for Columbia...throw it up!!). Now, I do have something that has been urking me for a while. Why are blacks and latinos SAT scores so low?? Should we blame in on the system or should we blame it on ourselves?? Could it be that we don't take the time to prepare for it like other people do?? I would love to here comments about this. ALL MY RBGs........STAND UP!!!
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replied on 05-20-2004 09:03PM [Reply]
Latinos and blacks have more pressing issues than taking the SAT/ACT.. White students also take advantage of the many resources out there that help students excel on these tests such as computer software and tutors...Minorities either can't afford these essentials or try to do everything on their own anyway.....we have no one to blame but ourselves because I have been to white and black schools and the education and preparation a student obtain is the same it's just the way the student go about using that knowledge...... My thought for today is: My godmother told my brother that White people teach their students how to succeed while black people teach their students how to survive in the world while the student is obtaining an education...Is this true?
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AggieSweetie07 replied on 05-20-2004 10:47PM [Reply]
Nino Brown wrote:
Latinos and blacks have more pressing issues than taking the SAT/ACT.. White students also take advantage of the many resources out there that help students excel on these tests such as computer software and tutors...Minorities either can't afford these essentials or try to do everything on their own anyway.....we have no one to blame but ourselves because I have been to white and black schools and the education and preparation a student obtain is the same it's just the way the student go about using that knowledge...... My thought for today is: My godmother told my brother that White people teach their students how to succeed while black people teach their students how to survive in the world while the student is obtaining an education...Is this true?
i believe that this is true...the fact that Blacks are still not seen as to be as successful in the world...the parents teach them how to survive and make a living...where as if you was White...it's like you are definetly goin to be successful no matter what and their high schools are most serious about teaching that...Blacks you basically learn most stuff on your own...
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hot_coco from Queens, NY replied on 05-24-2004 04:56AM [Reply]

RevolutionarySistah wrote:
Now, I do have something that has been urking me for a while. Why are blacks and latinos SAT scores so low?? Should we blame in on the system or should we blame it on ourselves?? Could it be that we don't take the time to prepare for it like other people do?? I would love to here comments about this. ALL MY RBGs........STAND UP!!!
I think that the SATs discriminate against racial minorities as well as the lower-income students (all races included). Although I think we should make more of an effort to find the available resources, a lot of times I notice the difference in the availability of the resources. I attended a "minority" high school, while my sister went to a majority white high school. There was a big differene on the resources given to both schools (as is the case with a lot of schools in my area). My sister's school made SAT preperation mandatory for all students. They had a class during a full semester (at least 3 times a week for about 4 months). The only thing my school did was have an SAT prep course for one month on Saturdays (a total of 4 meets :? )....and I only remember them doing this for 2 years while I was there. Plus, the SAT prep classes cost a grip. Some parents just can't afford to pay for them.
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HU_Intellect replied on 05-24-2004 05:10PM [Reply]
hot_coco wrote:
In an effort to keep this "free posting" going........... I see that a lot of people refer to Hampton as "the Harvard of the South" and Howard as "the Black Harvard." I think both schools are great (esp Hampton 8) ) but why compare them to Harvard. Hampton and Howard (and all other HBCUs for that matter) are not and can never be like Harvard or the rest of the "ivies". We have a much richer history and much greater purpose I guess we're supposed to be flattered by the comparison of Black schools to Harvard and alike "ivy league schools"....but I think it is an insult. How hard was it to build and maintain a school made exclusively for and filled with nothing but wealthy white young men.....not hard I'm sure :? Most HBCUs were built for former slaves and the rising generation of a suffering and oppressed nation of African Americans. All of the odds were against HBCUs (and still are).....yet we continue to survive.
Good question I was thinking the same thing one day. It is almost like an insult to refer these great institutes (I can't believe I called Hampton great 8) ) as wanna be Harvards. That why one day I took it upon myself to flip the script. How does this sound..... HARVARD THE WHITE HOWARD!!!! :lol:
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Punk'd replied on 05-24-2004 05:40PM [Reply]
hot_coco wrote:
I think that the SATs discriminate against racial minorities as well as the lower-income students (all races included). Although I think we should make more of an effort to find the available resources, a lot of times I notice the difference in the availability of the resources. I attended a "minority" high school, while my sister went to a majority white high school. There was a big differene on the resources given to both schools (as is the case with a lot of schools in my area). My sister's school made SAT preperation mandatory for all students. They had a class during a full semester (at least 3 times a week for about 4 months). The only thing my school did was have an SAT prep course for one month on Saturdays (a total of 4 meets :? )....and I only remember them doing this for 2 years while I was there. Plus, the SAT prep classes cost a grip. Some parents just can't afford to pay for them.
SAT prep courses are not necessary to score high on the SAT. I scored a 1210 without any extra preparation other then what I already knew. Personally I think the problem with minority students and the SAT, along with other standardized tests, lies with the education and the amount of educational attention they get from their parents in the early developemental stage. White families generally take a waaaaaay more active role in their childrens education then those of black families and it shows. Sure you can argue that they should be recieving this knowledge from the school, but where does your true education begin....
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 05-25-2004 12:30AM [Reply]

good respones, and although we can go on saying the SAT is a racist test, how does that explain why some blacks and latinos do well?? I think it does fall on the schools......they will have to step in where parents fall short. SAT prep should be mandatory and free of charge....I know these schools systems can afford it. ok, so i've got some other things for you to think about: "mexicans" are taking over; to what extent do you think this is a true statement? and, do you think higher education should be totally free??
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