Getting a Boost Because You Are A Minority - page 5

by Clodhopper

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Guys, 'just curious. As a minority, have you felt that maybe being a minority somehow enhanced you getting accepted into Nursing school or somehow maybe received a boost when in school? Gals: Have you ever observed any... Read More


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    To the previous poster who discounted a post based on the profile picture attached:

    What a beautiful ad hominem attack. Is this supposed to be a joke, or are you seriously stating that someone's opinion isn't worth listening to based on what he picked for a profile picture?? How is that rational?
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    To the previous poster who discounted a post based on the profile picture attached:

    What a beautiful ad hominem attack. Is this supposed to be a joke, or are you seriously stating that someone's opinion isn't worth listening to based on what he picked for a profile picture?? How is that rational?
    Thanks for the defense, Clementia. Honestly though, I wasn't upset about it. I'm pretty sure that some other posters might've felt the same way but just didn't say anything. NJforte did say something lol. I can respect that.
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    I wish I was able to get scholarships/grants. I have to pay SallieMae every month just like many others.....
    And I've found that being a black man in the nursing profession has advantages as well as disadvantages. When there is a plus in treatment, there is a minus in another area....It probably all balances out in the long run...

    but recently, I've had to fight so hard that a young black man could actually be competent. Hopefully, I continue to prove individuals wrong. It feels good but then it gets exhausting.
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    I was actually seriously wondering if it won't help to have more men in nursing in terms of people taking the profession more seriously and in terms of increasing pay scales. And yes, I'm female. But nurses always talk about the lack of respect from management, and the non-nursing work they are increasingly forced to do. I think men are less likely to accept low pay, low respect, and non-nursing work. Women and men are still socialized differently.

    The truth is, men are more respected (in general) in my region. They are most definitely paid more. I live in the Southeast. So in a purely pragmatic and selfish way, I've hoped that their increasing entree into the profession in which I will soon find myself will also be advantageous to me.

    Hey, I use what I've got. And when possible, I'll use what other people have got...
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