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Faheem: I can almost empathize with the kids who go to competetive schools and are thus potentially shafted when it comes to college admissions, if for no other reason than I was in a similar situation. Almost empathize. Artciles like this make me laugh my ass off. Can you say "self-serving hypocrites"? It reminds me of some newspaper article a few months back. White parents were pulling their children out of the public schools around San Francisco because the Asian kids were handing them their asses, academically speaking. Some of the quotes were just too funny, just parents whining that the work is too difficult, it's unfair that their kids have to compete with students who spend all their time studying, and that their kids were smart but developing low self-esteem issues from an inability to compete. The absolute funniest part is that some of the articles (more than one, in different papers), hinted that many of the same parents moved into certain neighborhoods or placed their children into particular schools where they wouldn't have to deal with the "low standards" of minority schools. You can bet just years before the same people were complaining that it wasn't racist to want their kids to get a better education and go to a more competitive school. Now that the Asians are wiping the floor with them, they're complaining that it isn't fair their kids actually have to...*gasp*...work hard! People are funny sometimes.
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