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(CBS New York)   And the Long Island teen who was accepted at all 8 eight Ivy League schools finally picks _______   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 17
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2014-04-30 07:51:43 PM  
3 votes:
Of course it's an affirmative action recipient. If it was a white kid I might be impressed.
2014-04-30 09:22:50 PM  
2 votes:

jso2897: Wow. The hate for this kid is incredibly........revealing.


It is. And it's sad. He overachieves and people won't give him his due, chalking it up to affirmative action. If the kid underachieved, these same jackasses would be finger wagging about how he (and everyone else who looks like him) can't get his (their) shiat together.
2014-04-30 08:54:05 PM  
2 votes:
Wow. The hate for this kid is incredibly........revealing.
2014-04-30 10:55:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 action

But 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 ...


You said that both his parents are medical professionals and that they're not hurting for money, then implied the only reason he could afford to apply to all the schools is because he's black and they waived the fees. Which is it?

And basically your whole point is, "But what about ME?" It's not about you. It's about him. Suck it up and move on.
2014-04-30 10:21:23 PM  
1 votes:
Well, 8 out of 9. Miskatonic said no because his psyche evaluation said he might be prone to meddling in realms Man was never meant to understand.
2014-04-30 10:05:59 PM  
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: Sirsky: It is. And it's sad. He overachieves and people won't give him his due, chalking it up to affirmative action

But 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.
2014-04-30 09:39:27 PM  
1 votes:

jso2897: Wow. The hate for this kid is incredibly........revealing.


No shiat. He's one hell of a lot more mature and accomplished than I was at his age. Hell, he's more accomplished than I am now. I for one salute any son of first generation immigrants who has done as well as he has.
2014-04-30 09:33:45 PM  
1 votes:

Sirsky: It is. And it's sad. He overachieves and people won't give him his due, chalking it up to affirmative action


But 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.
2014-04-30 08:43:26 PM  
1 votes:
www.skinit.com
2014-04-30 08:41:57 PM  
1 votes:
Sideshow Bob would approve.
2014-04-30 08:17:01 PM  
1 votes:
Haha, you guys.  I went to a middling state college and am not nearly as bitter as the rest of you farkers.
Good for the kid.  I hope he does something meaningful when he graduates, makes the world a better place.  You know, idealistic shiat.
2014-04-30 07:53:53 PM  
1 votes:
Greendale Community College?
2014-04-30 07:44:58 PM  
1 votes:
This teen should instead take a year off and hitchhike across Europe.
2014-04-30 07:42:59 PM  
1 votes:
"Debt".

He picks soul-crushing debt. Next question.
2014-04-30 07:38:21 PM  
1 votes:
"A wrong decision can be the beginning or end of a lifestyle. In the seventh grade, I nearly ended my music career by opting to select a simple course - Music In Our Lives - that met the state music requirement. But this decision would have left me empty."
"I am now a violinist who has joyously played for nine years. I also now take music in my life. It is the first self-taught and the longest course I have ever taken."
"There are millions of combinations of key signatures, chords, melodies and rhythms in the world of music that wait to become attached to a sheet of staff lines and spaces. As I began to explore a minute fraction of these combinations from the third grade onwards, my mind began to formulate roundabout methods to solve any mathematical problem, address any literature prompt, and discover any exit in an undesirable situation."
"Playing the works of different composers, such as Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch and Corolan Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven, expands my diverse musical vocabulary, my breadth of techniques and my ability to practice in order to succeed in solo performances."
"Whenever I perform, whether as a bassist in Men's Doo Wop Group or as a violinist in a Chamber Ensemble, I become immersed in the conversations between performers and the audience. As I become lost in these conversations, I create blissful memories in which I am truly part of my community's culture and eventually its history."
"The most important task of a leader is to create harmony between each member of the group, which reveals the group's maximum potential. With improvement and balance comes success and music taught me all of these virtues."



All of these tell me nothing about this person, other than he's full of shiat. Should have gone to Harvard for Law.
2014-04-30 07:36:41 PM  
1 votes:
... why is this news?

The schools are all basically pulling from the same set of applicants and looking for the same things.  I imagine that they all accept the same student 30 or 40 times a year, since there's no reason not to apply to all of 'em if you're applying to one, and after that it's mostly a matter of luck.
2014-04-30 07:02:51 PM  
1 votes:
Screw him.
 
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