They Had It Coming

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  1. Rhakim

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    Flanagan is an obnoxious writer to me, but this time around she's focusing on an area where she has real personal experience and comes at their heads like a savage. This is a brutal takedown of what White privilege looks like from the inside.

    They Had It Coming

    The parents indicted in the college-admissions scandal were responding to a changing America, with rage at being robbed of what they believed was rightfully theirs.

    APR 4, 2019
    Caitlin Flanagan
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    Felicity Huffman leaves a federal courthouse on April 3.GRETCHEN ERTL / REUTERS



    I'm gonna skip to the good parts, but the good parts began when the author became the college adviser at an elite prep school in L.A.
     
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    ....:why:....look at all that text....:trash:....
     
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    Interesting read

    Lock those parents up don’t just fine them
     
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    Great read.

    I need people wake up and realize this shyt is all rigged. Instead of trying to be these a$$holes, we need to overthrow them and create a fairer system.
     
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    Be open about having strugglesome literary skills, brehs
     
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    I dont care. I think the parents should be freed, and paying to get into "elite" universities should be legalized.

    They literally harmed no one, and the whole higher education system is a scam to begin with.
     
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    ....breh....my breh....my brehest of brehs....literary and literate have different meanings....you should've used the word "reading" right there [instead of attempting to come off as intelligent]....

    ....I fukk around on TheColi mostly for fun, this isn't a TedTalks forum....I'm not here to read over 30 paragraphs in a single thread my nikka....:trash:....

    ....the poster should've given a summary of it with their own thoughts and a link for those who want to get down and read all that....
     
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    Good write up.

    Show of hands, who didnt know the college admissions process was a shyt show before these shocking revelation?
     
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    Exactly.




    If you think elite education doesn't matter at all, then they harmed no one. You should start a thread on that.

    But if you believe that our country is evolving into a sort of false meritocracy where a small group of individuals from elite schools are having a greater and greater impact on our lives (like the fact that EVERY current Supreme Court Justice went to Harvard or Yale), then the way the system is gamed towards those individuals is a matter of concern.

    It also obvious has a tremendously negative impact on the kids. On every level, the kids who are put through that bullshyt by their parents suffer. The ones whose parents were cheating for them were clearly suffering. The ones whose parents put them through arduous bullshyt all through their young years just to get into the "right" school are suffering. The kids who feel like they have to compete with those kids, either ruining their lives trying to keep up or getting depressed when they fall behind, suffer. The kids who are frozen out of opportunity because these obsessed privileged families take it suffer.

    Hell, even imagine the poor kid who just loves tennis and really wants to make the team, but doesn't because 10 rich kids with private coaches who don't even give a shyt about the sport are going all out 12 months a year because they feel a spot on the tennis team will be part of their ticket to an Ivy League.

    I agree that it is a scam, but the scam is hurting a LOT of people.




    I mean "strugglesome" isn't even a word if we're playing grammur nazi. :usure:

    I read an interesting article in the Atlantic that was relevant to an HL discussion from last month, so I posted it. The issue matters in our lives. To be nice I cut out about 1/3 the article to make it a quicker read. If you don't come here to read that's fine, but you don't need to gripe about it and one-star the thread just because you don't feel like reading today. :what:
     
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    Yup, get them outta here:camby:


    This really embodies the whole thing. Meritocracy is all good and fine until it applies you then folks ready to throw it into the bushes, and i bet the folks suing against AA have no problems with this either:beli:
     
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    @Rhakim - Breh, my breh....you just reaching for things to say breh....I'm the grammar Nazi, but you're the one who doesn't validate words outside of the dictionary?....that was super weak of you to go there....I like how you represented yourself with the hoe icon in that moment....that was awesome [thanks for the laugh]....I didn't say anything about "strugglesome" because it was an appropriate linguistic exercise....it presents itself with a clear meaning that fits within the context, hell he even spelled it right....but if he's gonna clown me about my reading skills, he could at least not fukk up the single sentence he used to do it....dude was just reaching for the air of intelligence to validate his critical stance....

    ....I appreciate where the thread is coming from, but not how it was executed....I'd like to see more threads like this, focused on important things - but imagine if each one of those threads had 30+ paragraphs just from the OP....my reaction to your thread reflects the activity I'd like to see on the website....I didn't neg you, because I see you're trying to bring enlightenment into TheColi [thanks for that, 1 star was too harsh - I'll bump it up to 3]....I griped because this is primarily a social platform and we're here to clown around....I thought it would be funny to represent that response to your thread....you're just a victim of my sense of humor....

    [edit - lol, this bytch nikka negged me with the quote "breh, consider this a lesson learned on [the] internet" like his neg is so powerful it's teaching me a lesson....I called you out breh and if you coulda really said something, you woulda said it....you just reaching for the neg cuz your back is against the wall....]
     
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    Now that’s a good, fictional story.
     
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    I'm interested to know the real answer to this question nationwide. Cause when things like the Harvard lawsuit or arguments about AA come out, there are millions of people coming out of the woodwork, "Well, college should be restricted to those who DESERVE to go there" and other bullshyt. Or when the intelligence of a public figure is being debated, then his Ivy League education is trotted out, even if he came from a rich-as-fukk family who paid his way in there. Did all those people not realize the bullshyt involved, or were they just cynically ignoring it for argument points?


    I went to one of these elite schools, I was one of the ones who "wasn't supposed to be there". It was weird as fukk for me. Like, when I grew up I knew we were kinda poor but we weren't poor poor. My dad always had a job and we never lacked for anything even if our income was below average. But college was a different story - I was legit the 2nd-poorest person in my ENTIRE freshman class. There was this Latina from the straight hood, her whole family was gangster af but she was a math genius, she was the only one in our entire freshman class who came from a rougher background than me. I was legit scared as hell on day 1 cause they were all rich, damn near all private schools or elite public schools, all came out of special clubs and internships and all that shyt. Everyone had a dad who had owned this company or worked in that lab or whatever.

    There were these two guys I had to live with freshman year that emphasized White privilege to me the most.

    One of them was this prick from Alaska with a mouth on him. He legit had to have had the worst high school grades of ANYONE in our school, and his test scores weren't that great either. He supposedly got in cause he was an all-state swimmer in Alaska, but who could possibly give a fukk about swimmers from Alaska, he didn't even go out for the team. In reality it was solely because his older brother was an alum who had been some sort of star at the school and now owned his own company (that would be sold for $150 million that year). I don't think he had to pay his way in, but I think they accepted him solely on the strength of his brother and maybe on the hopes that his brother would be more likely to donate big if they kept his family in the loop. He stayed getting WOAT grades his whole way through school but eventually graduated a year after he was supposed to and works as an engineer now.

    And again, I know all this shyt because he had a mouth that wouldn't shut up. You think I was telling them about my family? :gucci:


    The other guy was even worse. So this guy's story was that he was smart but sucked ass in high school cause he didn't give a shyt, was getting C's and stuff. But his parents were both hot-shot lawyers and big-donor Oregon alums who thought high school just wasn't challenging enough for him, so after his SOPHOMORE year they got him into UofO based solely off of him having a good SAT for a sophomore. He legit got into college after just two years in high school when his high school grades sucked. He goes to UofO at 16 and does even worse, by the end of his first year he's failing literally every subject. So his rich parents pull him out and send him back to high school, but they send him to an elite boarding school in Canada so he'll "get some discipline." He falls in line and does better there. When it comes time to apply for college the Canadian grading system is different than the American one, so even though his grades are okay (the equivalent of As and Bs), he or his parents got the school to misrepresent it as a 4.0 average in the college apps. So then he gets accepted to our elite school, literally his FOURTH chance not to fukk up.

    The kid was book-smart enough but the other white boys nicknamed him "lush" cause he was literally drunk all the time, and lazy as fukk too. He was the kinda drunk who did stupid-ass drunk shyt, like the time he rolled out of bed the wrong way and fell out his fukking window on the 2nd story, broke his thumb and his nose on the fall, then took a piss and walked back and went back to sleep. By his senior year his grades are so bad that he fails out of school. The admin said that he could go to another college and work his grades up then come back the next year, but his hot-shot lawyer parents sued the school to challenge the decision. The school put him in his place and not only upheld the ruling but said he couldn't come back at all. So I never had to see him again since then, but like 10 years later I google his name and he's working AS AN INSTRUCTOR at a fukking college (with a B.A. from an Ivy League that he somehow got accepted to AFTER he failed out of our school). :gucci:


    These are the guys I had to live with freshman year. Other people are breaking their ass trying to beat a rigged system while dealing with all sorts of other shyt in their lives, and they stay fukking around and getting second and third and fourth and fifth chances cause of who their family is.
     

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