jso2897: Wow. The hate for this kid is incredibly........revealing.
Kinek: NeoCortex42: Sirsky: NeoCortex42: Sirsky: It is. And it's sad. He overachieves and people won't give him his due, chalking it up to affirmative actionBut why is he due anything? I mean, good for him, but he was given his due by being accepted. Making it a news story is just attention whoring.I wasn't aware he wrote these stories himself, or invited himself to be interviewed by the news. Your beef is with the media, not with him, and if you feel the need to diminish his accomplishments to make that point, then I have to question whether your beef really is with the media or if it's rooted in something else.My only beef is with the coverage. I have nothing against him. Like I said, good for him. I just don't think he is due any special recognition like he's getting. It says in the article that he was 11th in his class. Why no coverage of any of the top ten? He got into college. Great.There's a few reasons why this piques a lot of people's ire.Both his parents are medical professionals. He's not hurting for money. He has high, but not absurdly high test scores (98th percentile is good by definition, but that means that there's also another 1-2% of people that ALSO have this score.) His essay reads like the purple prosiest pile of buzzwords written. Like every college essay. Essentially, he's a great student. But the only reason this is being covered is because he's black. There's probably another 500-1000 students in the country (that are applying this year) that have his qualities that could have had their pick of schools. This isn't a rags to riches story and it's irritating to those of us who did accomplish not to be recognized because we happened to be white or asian. He didn't come out of the bowels of detroit from a crack riddled neighborhood. He's the son of two medical professionals who did well at school. As the child of two professionals who did as well as he did, I never got into the paper.I would also like to note that the ability to apply to ...
NeoCortex42: Sirsky: It is. And it's sad. He overachieves and people won't give him his due, chalking it up to affirmative actionBut why is he due anything? I mean, good for him, but he was given his due by being accepted. Making it a news story is just attention whoring.
Sirsky: It is. And it's sad. He overachieves and people won't give him his due, chalking it up to affirmative action
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