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To: Cowboy Bob

Thanks for the correction. When I went there, the school's nicknames were "University of No Opportunity" (contrasted with the Lincoln campus as the "University of No Learning" and "Steroid State"), "West Dodge High" and the "University of North Omaha" (due to the minority population). It always seemed as though there were a large percentage of black students there, but maybe my perception was different than someone else's because the high school I attended was mostly white (I don't know how many black kids we had going there, but the number of black kids I had in my classes I could count on the fingers of one hand). When I started at UNO, the minority population seemed huge, and honestly, I would have sworn it was about 20 percent. Glad to see someone is keeping me straight. Thanks! :-)


44 posted on 12/08/2004 9:49:24 AM PST by Bombardier (That's the life of an outlaw. Tough, ain't it?)
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To: Bombardier
Glad to see someone is keeping me straight. Thanks!

No problem. I just thought the number seemed pretty high. I also didn't think the population of Omaha was 13% black, but it is. It interesting how perception dosen't always match up with reality.

When I went to High School in NJ in the mid-70s, the Blacks were about 20% of the student body. However, I only had one Black in all my classes (and they were certainly not Honor Classes). You would only see the Blacks as you walked between classes - they were all lining the hallways (sitting down), listening to their Kenner "Close-N-Plays." You would have to step over these people to make your way down the hall - hoping not to step on them and start a racial riot.

45 posted on 12/08/2004 10:38:47 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Fraud is the lifeblood of the Democratic Party)
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