cwid1391 wrote: Real Madrid wrote: cwid1391 wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:
I should have clarified. People from the south are ignorant AND stupid.
I guarantee you the average person in New York state or California does not know how prestigious the University of Chicago is. Lawyers
in the South know how prestigious various schools are and big firms in the South care just as much about getting grads from top schools as New York firms.
So what's your point, that people from the South are dumb? You're basing this on the fact that the average person might not recognize the prestigiousness of a school?
I'm basing that on having lived in the south for 22 years. Thanks for playing.
Having the exact same credentials, I think you just need to get out more. Regular people are pretty much the same everywhere, ours just happen to be more vociferous.
I think the original point was that certain southern communities will view a Duke degree as the height of prestige, on par with a Harvard degree, since its the local heavyweight and carries an aristocratic connotation. Chicago would not inspire such sentiments, even if USNWR ranks it higher. It's unfair to say this indicates stupidity, or even ignorance, on the part of those communities. It just means they cultivate certain values, maintain emotional ties to particular institutions and that they operate on trusted networks, as all of us do.
That's not to say there aren't other non-law related reasons why someone might have a legitimate issue with dixie and the cotton states. I just don't think relative appreciation of top universities is a good example.