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  • picktailspicktails 438 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
    I took a look at other posts by Tanner. S/He piped up in another admissions thread about 35 ACT not getting in and made it about race. Not one other poster on 3 pages had made any mention of it.
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  • momofboymidmamomofboymidma 16 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
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    I am new here to this thread - racism all around - against the Asian and Black communities. In the words of Rodney King "Can't we all just get along"?
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  • TannerSmithTannerSmith 26 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited May 2014
    How am I racist? If I'm racist, how isn't the colleges and Affirmative Action racist and discriminatory? If any of y'all go to a high school with a significant amount of African Americans applying to colleges you would know how crazy it is. So how am I racist? Do y'all think that a black applicant should receive a 300 point curve on the SAT? So that's not racist?

    The average SAT gap between asians and blacks in ivies is over 300 points.

    "lexandria Walton Radford, a black student with an otherwise similar application to a white student receives the equivalent of a 310-point bump in SAT scores."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/does-affirmative-action-do-what-it-should.html?_r=0

    Anyways I hate it when people think anything that's offensive is not true. Is it so easy to just deny statistics and scientific research just because it does not fit with your ideal perceptions?
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  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 12881 replies242 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    What i hate is when people, especially with a whopping 10 posts on CC, think an SAT score is the only criteria that matters for college acceptance.
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  • TannerSmithTannerSmith 26 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited May 2014
    ^Exactly. Color is the most important criteria these days. If I was black I would have gotten into Yale or whatever. A black person with a 2350 SAT is almost unheard of.
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited May 2014
    Be careful @TannerSmith you are likely likely being stalked by a couple of folks on here. I stopped arguing with these ignorant fools who blatantly make nonsense statements about the Asian community and their so called 'entitlement' . They don't like the truth. I just hope they are not teaching their children to look at the Asian community or any other race the same way they do.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 34142 replies378 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes, a few **** on this thread. Some people have a very narrow perspective. And insist they're correct.

    Street: you're the one keeping the Asian comments alive.
    And calling others morons or ignorant fools may make you think you win a point, but it's not TOS.
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited May 2014
    Yes, I am because that is completely moronic and ignorant. I am not trying to win a point with anyone. It is obvious to me alot of people likely feel that way too or else they wouldn't be patting these other racists on the back like they do.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 34142 replies378 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
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    You can't move on? It is your duty to educate the rest of the readers? You just won't let go until what? Not to mention, your experience is as a parent. You really don't know (nor does hs student, tanner,) what goes on.

    No one is patting "racists" on the back. Clearly, that is your fear. But it comes across as ****, inciting, inflammatory- and fixated.

    Go to the Race in College Admissions thread (so popular it's past ten versions.) There, you can vent to your heart's content.

    Calling others morons and ignorant fools is a clear violation of TOS. And not particularly nice of you. It makes no point, other than your own willingness to diss others. Think about it. You may want to ask yourself if your attitude is truly superior to those you find easy fault with.
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  • MayihelpMayihelp 121 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    The issue isn't that there are fewer blacks percentage wise with 35 s and 2300 s. The question is why which is much more of a social issue than an academic issue. The fact that this is an issue is fairly or unfairly (depending on which side of the coin you fall on) manifested in the fact that w the exception of native Americans, black students have the lowest percentage of enrollment on these elite college campuses. Universities however are aware and historically supported that test scores are not the best determinant of academic success and have been able to ferret out a process that has produced higher graduation rates for students of color on elite and Ivy League campuses in comparison to strong state universities and regional entities. Please also be aware that the story you hear of that 1200 sat or 27 act gaining admissions to these schools are the aberration not the norm. There are plenty of kids of color who have acts in the mid 30s or 2100 plus sats that are also denied admission to these schools in favor of someone who may have a lower test score but may be a better fit or presented a better picture for that institution.
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  • DuceandaquarterDuceandaquarter 42 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @streetcred‌

    You say that fellow CC members are stalking you? Then how & why did you end up at the Yale thread? You remind me of my children when they were small...always quick to cast dispersions on others, but not willing to admit your own wrong doing. Your antics are quite comical. You say how others are racist, but you have some incredibly far fetched ideas yourself....your words are downright mean and hateful.

    Again, not seeing the hypocrisy of your own views. I'm beginning to wonder if you are a comedy writer. Are you for real?

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  • DuceandaquarterDuceandaquarter 42 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @lookingforward‌

    Her goal is to incite hate, she doesn't realize how pitiful she looks..
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  • GA2012MOMGA2012MOM 5341 replies99 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think TannerSmith might be streetcreds kid. ;)
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited May 2014
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/opinion/sunday/what-drives-success.html

    Excerpt from this may support my Tanner Smith..

    Take New York City’s selective public high schools like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science, which are major Ivy League feeders. For the 2013 school year, Stuyvesant High School offered admission, based solely on a standardized entrance exam, to nine black students, 24 Hispanics, 177 whites and 620 Asians. Among the Asians of Chinese origin, many are the children of restaurant workers and other working-class immigrants.

    Merely stating the fact that certain groups do better than others — as measured by income, test scores and so on — is enough to provoke a firestorm in America today, and even charges of racism. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes.
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  • GA2012MOMGA2012MOM 5341 replies99 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Kids that apply to those two schools are a self selcting group. Without knowing how many of each ethnic group applied, those numbers are meaningless.
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited May 2014
    It is meaningful - it gives credibility to the Asian community who are thought of as feeling entitled..
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  • Kitten23Kitten23 495 replies81 threadsRegistered User Member
    Some people on this thread really need to watch what they say. A lot of racism is going on; you know who you are.... I'm not even a minority and these statements against different ethnic groups bother me. Grow up.
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  • picktailspicktails 438 replies4 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited May 2014
    Again, streetcred, you are citing HIGH SCHOOL policy. The top tier college institutions have deemed something quite worthy in their admits, albeit with less than perfect test scores. I'm sure you can find high caliber post-secondary schools that have admissions policies that more align with your own. Maybe you'll garner more support on threads that discuss a single-minded, simplistic view of higher education.
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  • streetcredstreetcred 87 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited May 2014
    HIGH SCHOOLS THAT ARE MAJOR IVY LEAGUE FEEDERS @picktails..... did you read that? :)>-
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  • DuceandaquarterDuceandaquarter 42 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @streetcred‌

    Do you know what a hag wan is? I'm sure you realize that they are quite popular in places like NYC. They are filled with students from ages 5 and up. Students who spend countless hours performing rote math. Their parents spend thousands upon thousands of dollars throughout their children's lives. To ensure that they outperform others in admissions tests.

    It's a fact, that if one spends almost every waking hour(besides when attending school), in a hag wan(aka cram school), for 10+ years of their lives, of course they will do well! Not unlike a stellar athlete...It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out...

    I'm not taking anything away from anyone...but when one has 10+ years of practice & constant testing, they SHOULD outperform their counterparts. I applaud their parents for having the foresight to come to this country and figure out how to outperform others on a consistent basis.

    But when those students call foul in a process that ISN'T GUARANTEED to them, it gets old and makes them look very spoiled!

    Just as a winning $250 million powerball ticket isn't guaranteed to anyone, neither is acceptance to an elite college.
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