Originally posted by CatsAreKillers
Is it that hard to figure out?
This is exactly the reason why Affirmative Action needs to be modified. The stigma of any African-American that gets into Harvard or Stanford is that they didn't earn their seat. (And the stigma is way worse for African-Americans because their race is readily identifiable, whereas others' are not).[...]their heritage makes them a shoe-in[...]
This thread started with URM interview and ended in Affirmative Action. This is an never ending story and always will be for a long time. I am a URM (African American) and work twice as harder then most of my pre med despite going through worse **** then most of them. However, I still get put down just because I am black, which in my opinions I don't think will never (for a long time) change in the minds of people. Actually URM, we should not look at the stereotypical minds of some individuals and get down, however, we should use these negatives to prove everyone wrong (at least that is what I do).
I just love to see expressions on people faces in class (about two blacks in most of my upper level science classes) when they found out that an inferior made the highest test grade. That always gets them because they think because I look like I don't study and will not do well in my classes despite the fact I am taking 3 upper level science/lab and 2 nonscience.
Sorry for what may seem like bragging but I am tired of these stereotypes that will never end.
People let URM get on their feet mentally and physically so we can compete at a level playing field. AA is helping US recover from 375 years of slavery (African Americans been in the US for 400 years) and legalized discrimination we have been on this continent. Let us finally get the oppurtunity that God give us, some you people don't know what its like growing up in a country that still thinks that you are inferior.
Love, Peace, and Chicken grease
Please!!!!!!!Originally posted by shoeclothes
Can we return to URM interviews please.
If the system were changed sooner, rather than later, then opinions may change as well.Originally posted by Raptor
Even though we have the power to change the system, that change probably will not affect us but probably our children.
What the hell are you talking about dog? I was just kidding. When did I ever state the above?Originally posted by applejuice1979
Hey centrum & everyone else who thinks that URMs are taking "seats" away from them: you are clueless. I happen to know one of the people who said they've been interviewing (hey cbpremed!) & she has worked harder than any other premed I know to earn her place. So please stop assuming that URMs are not qualified to go to medical school or that their heritage makes them a shoe-in for schools or that they do not have the GPA or MCATs!
Movie quote: "What's a nubian?"Originally posted by Centrum
Sheesh. I am glad someone did. Nubian knows what's up.
And BTW, I think the sudden turn taken in this thread was exactly why another person (I forget who) posted that follow me to the URM board thread.
like duh, Chasing Amy.Originally posted by Random Access
Movie quote: "What's a nubian?"
Later quote: "What's a nubian? Bitch, you almost made me laugh..."
I don't know how I ended up on this thread, but I used to be a student in the Dept. of Pathology at Maryland med! The department's reputation is growing and things are much better organized since Cindy Hollis stepped on board as coordinator. If you run into a 3rd year PhD student named Russell (who also has an MS from the Dept), tell him that Kate NEEDS him to visit her in Boston hehe. seriously, best of luck at your interview and any questions about the department please PM me.Originally posted by pathdr2b
BTW, I'm interviewing (PhD) at Maryland tomorrow!!