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Old 09-15-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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Well, there's the Chinese NMSF kid from Senior who won at state UIL in swimming last year, and the other Asian NMSF kid who's on the PSHS varsity B-ball roster. So the "Asians don't play sports " stereotype might be a bit off.
Exceptions don't disprove stereotypes.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:00 PM
 
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Well, there's the Chinese NMSF kid from Senior who won at state UIL in swimming last year, and the other Asian NMSF kid who's on the PSHS varsity B-ball roster. So the "Asians don't play sports " stereotype might be a bit off.
Most Asian kids that my kids are friends with through UIL in sports or through non profits or through science fairs, are trying their hands on multiple EC's and not all sitting with a tutor and memorizing SAT vocabulary. Not all of their HP friends arent qualifying for NMSF because lack of effort as they spend their time on being well rounded, they do try as hard but some are NMSF material and others aren't and no amount of prep can change that. Neither are all hard working Asian making NMSF.

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Old 09-15-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Most Asian kids that my kids are friends with through UIL in sports or through non profits or through science fairs, are trying their hands on multiple EC's and not all sitting with a tutor and memorizing SAT vocabulary. Not all of their HP friends are spring less because lack of effort as they spend their time on being well rounded, they just aren't NMSF material.
You seem to be quite combative [mod cut]. From saying that someones stereotype is just wrong (when it's really not), to letting a long time poster know exactly how the town they grew up in is run. With that attitude, you're not going to enjoy your experience here.

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Old 09-15-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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So, just to be clear, you are saying that all the Chinese kids in Plano ARE all sitting around with a tutor memorizing SAT vocab???

I can't address what the situation at West is, but I can tell you that at Senior, that stereotype is pretty much spot on for one of the NMSF kids. Again, for ONE of the kids. Not the other dozen.

Frankly, all this "but we're more well-rounded - too cool to bother with test scores" strikes me as sour grapes.
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Old 09-15-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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bencronin04

I'm sure that long term knowledgeable posters aren't snowflakes and they don't mind listening to counter argument even when they are right. I do appreciate your advice.

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Old 09-15-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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but we're more well-rounded - too cool to bother with test scores
"Well rounded" is just a code word for "not intelligent enough to qualify based on merit, but parents are wealthy enough and he's the correct race and gender to get a seat in the c-suite".

I mean it totally implies that non-wealthy don't participate in extra-curriculars, don't volunteer, and don't have any hobbies that count vs upper middle class people which totally flies in the face of the actual statistics on such things.
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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So, just to be clear, you are saying that all the Chinese kids in Plano ARE all sitting around with a tutor memorizing SAT vocab???

I can't address what the situation at West is, but I can tell you that at Senior, that stereotype is pretty much spot on for one of the NMSF kids. Again, for ONE of the kids. Not the other dozen.

Frankly, all this "but we're more well-rounded - too cool to bother with test scores" strikes me as sour grapes.
You are absolutely right.
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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I mean it totally implies that non-wealthy don't participate in extra-curriculars, don't volunteer, and don't have any hobbies that count vs upper middle class people which totally flies in the face of the actual statistics on such things.
But how can they? They're spending all day at Kumon!
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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This thread has gotten ridiculous. Mods?
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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This thread has gotten ridiculous. Mods?
Yeah, I think we're done here.
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