Internship, South Texas

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Internship, South Texas

Postby TierForceOne » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:25 pm

edit---I was offered an internship in a courthouse in a border city in Texas. Does anyone have experience with a border city? Safe for a white man?

Also, how do people arrange living as far as apartments? Do you sublet?
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A. Nony Mouse
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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:30 pm

What??

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby BigZuck » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:31 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:What??

^ this

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby BigZuck » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:32 pm

Have you tried expressing your concerns to the judge?

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby TierForceOne » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:37 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:What??


The court is in a border city with 95% Hispanics, cartels right across the border. I've lived in Texas all my life but know nothing about south, south Texas. Just wanted to see if anyone had experience with this. I really want this position but my parents are worried about my safety as a white person living there.
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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby TierForceOne » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:39 pm

BigZuck wrote:Have you tried expressing your concerns to the judge?


It was the judge's clerk who contacted me. I feel like it's disrespectful to ask the clerk if the city is safe, isn't it? At least that's what my dad told me.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:45 pm

I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that a decent number of the judges, clerks, and lawyers who appear in the courthouse are white men.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby Grond » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:05 pm

I've made more than one appearance in Fed court in McAllen without dying. Just don't go south of the wall.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby TierForceOne » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:06 pm

Grond wrote:I've made more than one appearance in Fed court in McAllen without dying. Just don't go south of the wall.


I appreciate the answer. I know it's a silly question but it's my parents that are concerned. McAllen is very similar to the city I'd be interning in.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby Grond » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:09 pm

TierForceOne wrote:
Grond wrote:I've made more than one appearance in Fed court in McAllen without dying. Just don't go south of the wall.


I appreciate the answer. I know it's a silly question but it's my parents that are concerned. McAllen is very similar to the city I'd be interning in.


Get a recommendation from the clerk for what part of town to live in without mentioning, um, demographic issues.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby TierForceOne » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:15 pm

Grond wrote:
TierForceOne wrote:
Grond wrote:I've made more than one appearance in Fed court in McAllen without dying. Just don't go south of the wall.


I appreciate the answer. I know it's a silly question but it's my parents that are concerned. McAllen is very similar to the city I'd be interning in.


Get a recommendation from the clerk for what part of town to live in without mentioning, um, demographic issues.


Thanks. Do you know if most people sublet for interships? Is it difficult to get a place to stay for just 6 weeks?

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby Grond » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:25 pm

TierForceOne wrote:
Grond wrote:
TierForceOne wrote:
Grond wrote:I've made more than one appearance in Fed court in McAllen without dying. Just don't go south of the wall.


I appreciate the answer. I know it's a silly question but it's my parents that are concerned. McAllen is very similar to the city I'd be interning in.


Get a recommendation from the clerk for what part of town to live in without mentioning, um, demographic issues.


Thanks. Do you know if most people sublet for interships? Is it difficult to get a place to stay for just 6 weeks?


Larado? There's an A&M campus IIRC, should be able to get something around there. If it's Rio Grande City that could be difficult.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby eddiemen2a » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:05 am

If it is Laredo, you're fine (and if it is Laredo, PM me). Look for a place in the north (north Delmar is the nicer area). Don't cross to Nuevo Laredo. Do go to Taco Palenque.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby cavalier1138 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:23 am

Are we really entertaining this OP?

Not being racist is a pretty cool way to be comfortable in any city. Let your parents know.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby Npret » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:07 am

You shouldn't go to work for a judge even as an intern in an area where you are already prejudiced against 95% of the population.

You will show your true colors very quickly and it will hurt you at your job.

Your parents are awful people. So are you for postibg this.

I hope this is a flame post.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby lawman84 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Npret wrote:You shouldn't go to work for a judge even as an intern in an area where you are already prejudiced against 95% of the population.

You will show your true colors very quickly and it will hurt you at your job.

Your parents are awful people. So are you for postibg this.

I hope this is a flame post.


Let's chill a bit. OP has done a poor job of framing the issue, but his fears aren't unrealistic if the area is known for being dangerous.

OP, I doubt the city is anywhere near as dangerous as you think. Ask the clerk where the best places to live are.

Also, if you feel comfortable, PM me about the location. I may or may not be able to offer advice.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby Npret » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:18 pm

lawman84 wrote:
Npret wrote:You shouldn't go to work for a judge even as an intern in an area where you are already prejudiced against 95% of the population.

You will show your true colors very quickly and it will hurt you at your job.

Your parents are awful people. So are you for postibg this.

I hope this is a flame post.


Let's chill a bit. OP has done a poor job of framing the issue, but his fears aren't unrealistic if the area is known for being dangerous.

OP, I doubt the city is anywhere near as dangerous as you think. Ask the clerk where the best places to live are.

Also, if you feel comfortable, PM me about the location. I may or may not be able to offer advice.


No. If his fear was based on an area being dangerous, what does it matter that he is white? Or that almost everyone else is not?

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby lawman84 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:26 pm

Npret wrote:
lawman84 wrote:
Npret wrote:You shouldn't go to work for a judge even as an intern in an area where you are already prejudiced against 95% of the population.

You will show your true colors very quickly and it will hurt you at your job.

Your parents are awful people. So are you for postibg this.

I hope this is a flame post.


Let's chill a bit. OP has done a poor job of framing the issue, but his fears aren't unrealistic if the area is known for being dangerous.

OP, I doubt the city is anywhere near as dangerous as you think. Ask the clerk where the best places to live are.

Also, if you feel comfortable, PM me about the location. I may or may not be able to offer advice.


No. If his fear was based on an area being dangerous, what does it matter that he is white? Or that almost everyone else is not?


Because he thinks he'll stand out. He's a white Texan going to a city where he'll be in the sizable minority (that may or may not have a reputation for being dangerous). It's a new experience. The guy is worried about it. He doesn't have to be racist to have concerns. He framed the issue poorly.

Chill.

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Re: Internship, South Texas

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:00 pm

The whole point is that yes, he framed it poorly, and without piling on, he really needs to know that he framed it poorly so that he doesn't do that in future and really offend someone who matters. Because it did come across as offensive.




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