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KU’s Black Law Students Association to collect Thanksgiving foods

November 2, 2010

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Kansas University’s Black Law Students Association is sponsoring its 20th annual food drive this month.

The organization is seeking foods typically served for Thanksgiving dinner, including vegetables, potatoes, gravy mixes, boxed dessert mixes and stuffing mixes.

Food donations will be accepted from Wednesday until Nov. 19 at receptacles in Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th St.

Monetary donations also are accepted and can be sent to the Black Law Students Association, KU School of Law, 1535 W. 15th St., Room 313, Lawrence, KS 66046.

Comments

Stuart Evans 4 years, 5 months ago

how can you strive for balance when the first thing you do is segregate yourselves by the one thing that is supposed to mean nothing. pigment is literally just skin deep. How about you change your club name to Law Students association and let the differently pigmented students help you raise food. Judge yourself by your color, and others will too.

MarcoPogo 4 years, 5 months ago

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gw1044 4 years, 5 months ago

its called SOLIDARITY. considering KU has a depressing percentage of black students and for that matter minorities. its ridiculous. and lets not talk about skin not being important when whites benefit from their skin and thus do not need to join groups that have "white" in front of them. ITS IMPLIED. this country has been about white privilege, white domination, and white male capitalist patriarchy. To be black is to be "public enemy # 1" especially in bigotted Kansas. i cant stand white supremacist and patriarchy especially as it is demonstrated on this page. bunch of ignorance. when blacks try to identify themselves through groups then we hear cries of reverse racism etc.. What do you think whites have done since the founding of this country. To be White is to enjoy PRIVILEGE. it may not be material (but for the most part, yes) but they enjoy psychological and social privilege. i.e. even if they are deprived of material wealth they still can revel in their WHITENESS which still puts them atop the well to do african americans. THus, whiteness is not really a color but a set of power relations. Whiteness pays or as Dubois called it "public and psychological wages". go educate yourself. wait dont. GO let someone educate you because your self-education has failed you and then we can have Honest, and open, and Socratic dialogue. ughh people.

yankeevet 4 years, 5 months ago

What are KU's WHITE Law Students doing?

gogoplata 4 years, 5 months ago

I was going to ask the same thing. You beat me to it.

Slaphappy 4 years, 5 months ago

I guess if people want to segregate themselves by skin hue, fine with me.

The screw turns both ways.

Jstanobservation 4 years, 5 months ago

The white students can't do it because that would be"racist".

TheStonesSuck 4 years, 5 months ago

Organizations (student/professional/whatever) that seek out members based on racial qualifications should be scrutinized. But you gotta remember why they exist in the first place... they're usually formed because the members were DENIED membership in the traditional student/professional groups. It's not as if the FIVE black students at KU Law in the '60s thought, "you know what? Those white people suck, let's segregate ourselves from them... yeah that'll teach them!" Many many organizations were formed as a reaction to the discriminatory practices of "traditional" student or professional associations/organizations. Not an endorsement, just an interesting backdrop to the situation.

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