Black Teenagers : How many of us are going to college?

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  1. Sodwn2earth

    Sodwn2earth Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How many of us here are going or have plans to go to college? Spelman extended their application deadline, and it made me wonder if they were having a shortage of applicants. And now I'm wondering if there is a shortage of black students overall in HBCU's. I know my assumption may be unfounded but it's a scary thought, so please someone give me a sign. Oh and I'm going by the way.
     
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    ALL OF U!

    education and information control your world.............
     
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    I may go to college.I plan on going only so I can support myself,I always try to educate myself.
     
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    yea im going to college, grad in 07 but haven't decided really where i wanna go. Anybody know of good schools for nursing ?
     
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    Me

    I don't care how I get there but I will if it's the last thing I do.
     
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    when you can support yourself you don't have to kiss no body's butte.
    that is a good thing.

    let me share something.
    my mother didn't want me.
    i was left for my grandmother to raise.
    she died when i was 16 and i was on my own.
    i went to school and learned some skills and i was able to get work.
    i had a good working career and i eventually made good money.
    i cashed out early and now i'm retired and comfortable.

    all my life i was paid and paid well for the knowledge that i had in my head.
    i got paid for my education and experience. i was never paid for physical labor.
    this education thing is so critical to the kind of life you will be able to have.
    most of the "dumb" jobs are moved to Asia. you MUST have education. don't play it cheap.

    take your education dead serious. if you can sit in a classroom and study, that is a blessing that most in this world do not have.
    that is why you see these immigrant kids eating it up. they know how lucky they are.
    you need to know that too. don't BS your study. treat school like candy, eat it up.
    your education will determine the life you will lead.

    get all of it that you can get while the gettings good.
     
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    Some people in my family have a story similiar to yours,I use their example on how to take the current schooling system and make it work for you instead of having you work for it.I go to school only to see what possible skills I can take with me to the current form of world-wide capitalism so I can make some decent $$$$.Rather than doing basic labor,I would rather be an entrepreneur. Their are so many things I want to learn that modern schooling does not touch upon,I plan on using that $$$ to learn those things.
     
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    that's what i'm talking about. you got to make it work for you.
    you got to eat it up and then look for more.

    if the young people would pay half as much attention to education as they do to sports and partying we could have our own economy.
     
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    man that is so true,our own economy
     
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