Friday, January 19th, 2018

#5 Advanced Degrees


Educated Black people like advanced degrees. What better way to show that you are educated than to get a slew of degrees to prove it! Educated Black people typically like to obtain their advanced degrees from universities that they find to be reputable. They have nothing against University of Phoenix, but something just doesn’t seem quite right about that place. It reminds them of those “degree mills” that you hear about. And educated black people must separate themselves from all the pseudo-educated people, so they need advanced degrees from bigger and better universities. Typically educated Black people obtain undergraduate degrees from HBCU’s (look it up if you don’t know), then go on to pursue Master or Doctoral degrees at universities where they are in the minority. This is because, by this time, educated Blacks have pledged their beloved fraternities or sororities, so there’s nothing else to do except concentrate on that advanced degree. Educated Black People also enjoy mentioning to others that they are getting an advanced degree. Most educated Black males use this as a pick-up line for undergraduate females. The conversation generally goes something like this: The guy will go to the student union where the undergrads hang out. He will approach a female he likes and say, “Hi, I’ve never seen you around here.” The clueless undergrad will respond, “I haven’t seen you before either.” BINGO! This excites the male because he knows he has the perfect response, “Oh, that’s because I’m in the Law School/Business School.” The clueless female will probably fall for the line and end up listening to this educated Black male talk about his advanced degree for an extended amount of time. He may even get lucky and get a date out of it. JACKPOT!


7 Responses to “#5 Advanced Degrees”
  1. Mike says:

    At least that’s something worth using as a pick-up line. What’s even better is if that degree is in a hard science or technology related field, like say medicine, engineering, IT, etc. Sorry the “doctorate” in theology or some such soft thing doesn’t count. Show that you can hang with the smartest Asian kids in the class.

  2. Kirstyn says:

    You don’t have to start at an HBCU. Show you’re even tougher by heading to an Ivy or a Southern Ivy where you’re the minority right away!

    • Danne' says:

      This is what I did. I got my BA at a a southern ivy and my graduate at an HBCU; I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but my graduate studies were easier, some of the things we discussed my 2nd year of undergrad, was discussed in my last seminar classes.

  3. Jared says:

    @Kirstyn: you’re correct; however, many African American elite, right or wrong, attend HBCUs first before heading off to the Ivies or top public schools. I did the reverse…haha. Thankfully, I made out okay :).

  4. Dr.EB says:

    I said the following below about Howard University.

    I do not often mention that I finished graduate school.

    – – – – – – – – – –

    I finished from two PWCs and an HBCU, Prairie View A&M University (second generation graduate after two relatives). My Prairie View experience was the best educational experience of my life. I was also part of a summer program at Southern (number two experience) and finished from a small town public school system (number three) in the south. Those are three educational institutions that some would not consider “good” schools. Without a doubt my Prairie View experience prepared me for graduate school and beyond. I would not trade my PV experience for the world.

  5. Temi Abimbola says:

    hmm Well over here in the UK, Uiversities work a little differently, here you can apply for courses like law and medicine straight after high school, because after the 9th grade we enter our last two years in what Americans call High School, we call Sixth-form College, like an advancement before Universit, then we pick a course we wold like to study for approx. 3-6 years.
    I’m applying for Medicine and I’m on the application time frame for next year.
    Fingers crossed.

  6. Alfred Hampton says:

    I hate this article because it is so true. I did use the graduate school pickup line on a undergraduate student. It doesn’t work, but it was fun trying it. Maybe I need to work on my ” Mac” skills.

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