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Old 05-09-2015, 06:01 AM
 
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Japan
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Diversity uber alles.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: zooland 1
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What do you bet none of them and none of their parents use drugs

What do you bet they and their parents know more about US history than modern meebee culture

One common theme... they were motivated to do good for others in their communities
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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This is great to hear, some really hard workers! Amazing stories, the guy who came here knowing no english and of a poor family is now going to harvard!
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this.
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Good for them!
I love kids like this!
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Japan
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What do you bet none of them and none of their parents use drugs

What do you bet they and their parents know more about US history than modern meebee culture

One common theme... they were motivated to do good for others in their communities
What do you bet that there were better qualified, but less diverse, applicants passed over so that some of these 7 could be accepted.
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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What do you bet that there were better qualified, but less diverse, applicants passed over so that some of these 7 could be accepted.
There's always one that has to come in with an agenda. Yes, I'm sure ALL the Ivy league schools conspired together to accept these 7 random students to EVERY SINGLE Ivy league school.
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Austin
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What do you bet that there were better qualified, but less diverse, applicants passed over so that some of these 7 could be accepted.
That's a chump's bet. The smart money and my own personal experience is on this being a straight up example of a meritocracy in action. They wanted it more, worked harder, had excellent parental support and
simply out-tested everyone else. It goes further than getting into school too. You see this in the tech workplace all the time. I do a lot of interviewing of new college grads in computer engineering.

The applicants I see are 30% caucasian Americans, 50% Indians, 10% Asians and 10% other nationalities. The system isn't holding us 'non-diverse' natives down. It's our own fault. We aren't putting enough Americans into the pipeline.
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Amazing!!! Good for them =)

Please don't use their accomplishments to judge other communities. -_-
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