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One trend we’ve been tracking at iSteve recently is Tiger Children taking over the social justice jihadi racket. You might think that just because you are poor and black that you’d get a leg up in the struggle for, say, a leftist NGO job, but … look out! The hardest-charging immigrants are coming from 10,000 miles away to outhustle you for your black privilege. These well-fed scions of Asia’s upper classes just want it all more than some poor African-American kid from the slums and they’re willing to be the most insufferable brown-nosers ever to get their hands on some juicy black privilege.

They.Have.No.Shame.

From The Root:

Muslim Teen Writes #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times for His Stanford Application Statement, Gets Accepted

Monique Judge
Yesterday 8:10pm

Out by the pool

Is your activism performative or substantive? One New Jersey teen knew exactly how to show his answer to that question when filling out his application to Stanford University. Asked “What matters to you, and why?” the teen could think of only one thing: #BlackLivesMatter.

Ziad Ahmed wrote the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter 100 times, and that one act of activism paid off. According to a Mic profile of Ahmed, he received his letter of acceptance from Stanford on Friday.

Ahmed, who is a senior at Princeton (N.J.) Day School, said in an email to Mic: “I was actually stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted. I didn’t think I would get admitted to Stanford at all, but it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability.” …

Ahmed told Mic that his “unapologetic progressivism” is a central part of his identity, and he wanted that represented in his application.

He said that his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice are intertwined, and he would not be a good Muslim if he turned a blind eye to the injustices the black community faces on a daily basis. …

Stanford will be lucky to get Ahmed, who has already built a reputation in the activist community. The 18-year-old has been invited to the White House Iftar dinner, led Martin O’Malley’s youth presidential campaign, and interned and worked for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

He’s also founded two youth organizations and delivered a TEDxTalk about the dangers and impact of stereotypes from his perspective as a Muslim teen.

In addition to Stanford, Ahmed was admitted to Princeton and Yale.

From his Huffington Post bio last year:

Ziad Ahmed

Teen Activist, Founder of Redefy, CVO of JÜV Consulting, TEDx Speaker, Kid Tryna Change the World

Ziad Ahmed is a 18-year-old senior at Princeton Day School.

Tuition $34,600.

He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist. Ziad founded a teen organization, redefy (www.redefy.org), committed to furthering equality. Redefy has grown immensely with over 250 students internationally on the team, over 3,000 likes on facebook, and over 60,000 hits on redefy.org.

His work has been commended by President Barack Obama personally, PBS, CCTV, and other notable sources.

Screenshot 2017-04-05 00.29.58 Ziad has also worked for the Martin O’Malley 2016 Presidential Campaign, holding the role of Co-Head of YouthForOMalley. As he hopes to further his political engagement, he has also interned with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in her district office. He has also interned for the US State Department as a VSFS intern. Furthermore, he also volunteered for the Hillary Clinton 2016 Presidential Campaign, focusing on Muslim Outreach efforts.

As an aspiring entrepeneuer, Ziad has co-founded JÜV Consulting Inc. (www.juvconsulting.com), which is a youth consulting confirm.

Slogan: “Current, Curated, Creative: Meet Generation Z, the generation after Millennials, the seemingly unidentifiable generation of current teenagers: sought after as customers and misunderstood as people. Understanding teens is posing a growing challenge to companies, non-profits, and brands everywhere.

“JÜV Consulting provides current, curated, and creative solutions to that challenge.”

He serves as the CVO of the company,

What’s a CVO?

Oh, no, just as I feared: “Chief Visionary Officer.”

Screenshot 2017-04-04 19.52.35

and is excited to further the platform that seeks to empower teens with the opportunity to communicate directly with businesses about what exactly appeals to youth. Additionally, he was invited to give a TEDxTalk in Panama City, Panama that can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3c66GFN6qA.

Overwhelmingly though, Ziad is just your average teenager trying grappling with identity, struggling to balance it all, and pursuing his passions.

Maybe, hopefully, this kid isn’t for real and he’s just a Clickhole parody?

Probably not, though. He, his parents, and (presumably) their consultants have built quite a paper trail promoting their little darling. From Princeton Magazine:

A Local Activist Fighting Racism Has Dinner With President Obama

By Anne Levin

When Ziad Ahmed founded the organization Redefy to help teenagers recognize and remove cultural stereotypes, he never imagined that just two years later he would be dining with President Obama at the White House. But on June 22, that is exactly where the 16-year-old Princeton Day School (PDS) student found himself — and not just at any table. At the annual White House Iftar, which marks the traditional breaking of the fast observed by Muslims during Ramadan, the president chose to sit with Ziad and seven other young people and engage them in conversation. As if that wasn’t enough, Mr. Obama singled Ziad out in his speech.

“They’re Muslim Americans like Ziad Ahmed,” he said. “As a Bangladeshi-American growing up in New Jersey, he saw early on that there was not enough understanding in the world. So two years ago, he founded Redefy, a website to push back against harmful stereotypes by encouraging teens like him — he’s only 16; I think our youngest guest tonight — to share their stories. Because, in Ziad’s words, ‘ignorance can be defeated through education.’ He wants to do his part to make sure that ‘Muslims can be equal members of society and still hold onto their faith and identity.’ So we’re very proud of you, Ziad.”

“The whole thing was just mind-blowing,” Ziad said this week. “It’s the most prestigious event Muslim Americans get invited to. I just thought I’d be at some table, but Obama sat with us for an hour.”

The invitation to the White House came after MTV News profiled Ziad’s work with Redefy, as well as later efforts to inspire teen forums on racial profiling. Last April, the organization launched #PrincetonAgainstRacism, a social media campaign in which 125 portraits of people were taken at PDS and the Communiversity street fair, asking them to finish the prompt “I stand against racism because …” …

The son of a hedge fund manager

Indeed.

I’m guessing Ziad Ahmed’s dad is Shakil Ahmed. Here’s a 2011 profile of this “secret genius” during his days at Citi before he started his own hedge fund.

and a stay-at-home mom who does property management, Ziad was first inspired to take action the summer before ninth grade. “That summer, when I was 14, I noticed that in the community, people needed a platform by which they could be educated about minority experience,” he said. “I found a lot of ignorance — not malicious hate, just innocent ignorance. I wanted to initiate positive change at school, so I decided to create Redefy.”

The organization was officially launched that September. Today the leadership team has six people and representatives as far as Brazil and Pakistan, whom Ziad met through summer programs he has attended. …

The idea is to produce “measurable change,” Ziad said. “Our mission in 2014 was to promote integration. For this year, it is to reduce racial prejudice and hate.” … “It’s hard to hate somebody you know.”

But I could imagine making an exception in Ziad’s case.

Key to Redefy’s mission is equality for everyone. “All any of us want is a world that’s safe and accepting for our children,” Ziad said. …

Ziad and his team do workshops at local schools and hold bi-monthly conversations about current events. Media coverage led to the story by MTV News, “the most exciting thing that ever happened to me,” he said. “To get that coverage on national news was mind-blowing.” …

Among Ziad’s table-mates were Samantha Elauf, who won a Supreme Court case against the Abercrombie company after she was denied employment because she wore a traditional head scarf; Munir Khalif, the child of Somali immigrants who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools and created an organization to help children in East Africa get an education; …

“[Obama] had read about me, and he told me to keep doing the work I’m doing. I was thrilled. A lot of people wanted to speak with him about different things, and he was so articulate, kind, and witty.”

Not surprisingly, the experience was an inspiration for Ziad to expand his work with Redefy….

“I was up till 4 a.m. thinking about this,” he said. “I want all kids in Princeton to get involved. Because one of my biggest obstacles has been trying to engage kids who aren’t particularly passionate about social justice. …”

And here are excerpts from the collected poems of Ziad Ahmed:

Blinds

… a sliver of white light beamed through the purgatory
I winced not thinking anything of it …

My parents told me later
that they too were once blinded
by that same intense pasty flash .

My baby brother cried for the warmth of the sun
but we gave him the warmth of white milk
to drown out his sobs.

It took me a lifetime to realize that
that light was the whitewashing of our reality
and even in that word
we claim that oppression
is somehow clean.

So now
I pull back the blinds
but I see nothing
in a world
that doesn’t see me.

Okay, I get it, you don’t like white people.

The Mythology of Reality

We dare not question the legitimacy of fact,
the thought of rebellion far too abstract.

The earth is flat.
Pluto is a planet.
Guns make us safer.
English is the official language of this great nation.
Women are more emotional.
Black people are more dangerous.
Muslims are terrorists.
The axis of evil is our greatest threat.
Homosexuality is a sin.
Native-American genocide did not occur.
Andrew Jackson is a hero.
Blame the victim.
#AllLivesMatter.

The lies are everywhere,
so much so that I begin to question if I am aware.

From Bloomberg:

The Generation Z Consultants
They’re not just teen experts. They’re actual teens. And they’re for hire.

by Ian Frisch

November 30, 2016, 7:55 AM PST

In the summer of 2015, at a Cornell University camp for high school students, a teenager from California named Melinda Guo met a boy from New Jersey named Ziad Ahmed. They shared an interest in business, marketing, and philanthropy. “You’re probably going to be the only person I keep in touch with after this,” Ahmed told Guo.

… Ahmed was devoted to a diversity nonprofit he’d started, which had gotten him invited to the White House’s annual iftar dinner—held after sundown during Ramadan—the previous June. Guo and Ahmed hoped to work on something together, and that October, Ahmed called Guo with a pitch. He wanted to create a consulting firm focused on people like themselves: members of Generation Z. Those born after 1996 make up almost a quarter of the U.S. population and wield $44 billion in buying power.

… “One day I was like, ‘Wait, what about Jüv,’ ” Guo says. It brought to mind juvenile or rejuvenate. Plus, the umlaut looked cool.

Commenter Sid observes

This is a key reason why I find myself more and more opposed to legal immigration altogether each year.

His dad worked at Citi and has his own hedgefund… Great, model immigrant, right? His son is still stealing slots from our “top” schools and Affirmative Action rights from blacks, all the while bashing the United States, our history, and our culture.

The boy has no original thoughts, has done nothing but pad his resume, but is still showered with praise and support from Hillary, Obama, and the other loser. Oh, dear, and he’s still oppressed!

It’s also sickening how our culture actively pushes ethnic minorities to despise the US. It’s just madness. Many immigrants come relieved and grateful to be in America, but then their children find new ways to feel oppressed, largely because they’re urged to in school.

In summary, I don’t see the benefit in accepting immigrants if their children will take our spots and hate us while doing it. If you’re able to work on STEM projects, maybe, but if you’re just here to enrich yourself in fields like finance or law, then stay home and fix your own country.

You can read more hilarious Ziad-generated content in my subsequent post:

I, for one, welcome our new shamelessly black-exploiting, white-hating Tiger Child overlords

 
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  1. Chief Virtue Officer?

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    I think it is Chief Visionary Officer.
    , @Dissident
    That could work too. Or even Chief Virtue-signaling Officer.

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  2. Well, we can cross Stanford off the places that have intellectual gravitas.

    No, seriously cross it off. The degree is valueless now. If the Left isn’t punished for their devaluing of universities, we’ll all lose. Don’t hire anyone who went to Stanford.

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    • Replies: @415 reasons
    He was also accepted to Princeton and Yale. It's over folks
    , @marty
    You didn't cross it off when they excused everyone from reading books by dead white men?
    , @gjjd
    Please look at average outgoing salaries at Stanford, and then delete your comment. You are making us all look bad.
    , @Gene Su
    The only professor at Stanford worth listening to is Leonard Susskind.
  3. Maybe instead of burning down our own inner cities, we could outsource rioting to China and India. They’ll do it for less. Soros might like that.

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    • Replies: @denk
    1959 Tibet 'uprising',
    1989 TAM failed color rev,
    2008 Tibet bloody riots,
    2009 Xinjiang bloodbath,...
    2015 Hong Kong umbrella rev.,

    COURTESY OF UNCLE SCAM.

    p.s.'
    those are just the biggies,
    tip of an iceberg.
  4. Surely on a per capita basis the SJW racket is still largely dominated by white, black, and Hispanic Americans, some specific examples of Asian Americans not withstanding? I assume that South Asians are probably more likely to be involved in the SJW movement than East Asians, given the greater loquacity and penchant for politics of the former compared to the latter.

    My general impression is that East Asians in this country largely tend to steer clear of social politics and the likes and mostly skew towards the quiet, quantitatively oriented STEM fields…

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    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    Lots of South Asian male&female SJWs. There are some Asian female SJWs, but very few Asian male SJWs.

    For whatever reason, Asian males are not into the SJW movement.
    , @Yan Shen
    A follow up to my previous post...

    Despite the success of South Asians in this country, I'm not sure I would necessarily describe them as Tiger Children or the product of the Tiger Mother ethos. It seems to me that that phenomenon is more accurately rooted in the cultural sphere of Confucian East Asia and hence should mostly apply to East Asian Americans in this country.

    In fact, I would be fairly surprised if on a per capita basis East Asians were even remotely as closely represented in the SJW racket as white, black, or Hispanic Americans were. (And perhaps even compared to South Asian Americans as well.) Confucian East Asia mostly emphasizes personal agency and responsibility in the form of hard work. We've all heard of that Chinese expression "eating bitterness" that characterizes so well the quintessential East Asian mentality when it comes to getting ahead in life. The idea that the fate of the individual is largely due to forces beyond one's control and inimical to the ability of one to succeed is by and large foreign to the East Asian mindset. In that respect, the mentality of "eating bitterness" truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for "social justice".

    , @Formerly CARealist
    The Chinese-American kids I knew in college were some of the worst commies, and some of the best right-wingers. the stereotype of quiet Chinese nerds cranking out A's had truth to it, but there were plenty of loud-mouth activists in their midst. Across the spectrum of politics.

    Overall I'd say they were pretty liberal in their politics and quite conservative in their lifestyles.
    , @Gene Su
    Tiger Mom/Dad culture tends to be an East Asian thing. Bangladesh doesn't have this culture.

    Having said that...

    I have asked before (and will ask again) for someone to pen an essay as to why Asians in this country are left of center on such social issues. In fact, they seem to have taken over the niche of publicly advocating for blacks that Jews used to do (and still do, albeit to a lesser extent). I have said before that Asians don't always feel integrated into the American fabric. John Derbyshire has once penned a neat essay on how the Chinese can have a victim mentality of their own. Another columnist (was it Razib Khan) has also made the point that Asians view whites in the same lens that whites view blacks.

    I'll repeat some of my past posts if there are any flamers.
  5. @candid_observer
    Chief Virtue Officer?

    I think it is Chief Visionary Officer.

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  6. Probably chief visionary officer or something equally bumptious.

    All of those accomplishments are things his well-connected parents could steer him into. No mention of his GPA or standardized test scores. I’m sure he’s no moron, but the average SAT score at Stanford is 2210.

    Also, could I see a P&L for JÜV Consulting?

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    • Agree: JohnnyGeo
    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "Also, could I see a P&L for JÜV Consulting?"

    Who cares? What's important is that the name of the company has a high-fashion
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_umlaut .
  7. Remember how often we were told by Karl Rove and Grover Norquist that Asians (both the dot and slanted variety) were natural, conservative Republicans.

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    I’m kind of surprised he doesn’t identify as queer.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Being a shameless self-promoter, ahmed can't help but mention that he's been to the whitehouse three times in this video.

    Incredible how more society rewards "ask[ing] some hard questions" than noticing things.
    , @Lot
    No kid with that very gay voice whose top interests at 18 are "social justice" and "brand marketing" is straight. He will likely stay in the closet so as to not upset his inheritance from the hedge fund father.
    , @Anon
    College application should just be turned into auditions of who is most shameless PC in drama queen fashion.
    , @Altai
    Combined with that full tooth grin in every photograph of him and a 16 year old boy having an interest in marketing, yeah:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaG5SAw1n0c
  9. Immigration is making America a more handsome country.

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    • Replies: @Lugash
    He has the same creepy/goofy smile as FEC head Ajit Pai.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Well, at least it's making the women handsomer...
    , @OilcanFloyd
    "As an American-Muslim youth today...."

    Is that really Stanford material?
  10. Chief Vibrancy Officer?

    Actually “Chief Visionary Officer”. Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth.

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  11. “He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist.”

    Wow, what a hero.

    He should move back to Bangladesh and “passionately seek social justice” for Christians, gays, Anglos, trannies, Jews, apostate Muslims, and illegal immigrants from Africa.

    Did it ever occur to these assholes that if a person “fighting for social justice” can get into pretty much any college in the country and has no reason to fear for his safety in 99.9999% of white neighborhoods in the country that there really isn’t any “social justice” left to fight for?

    If he had walked through 10 black neighborhoods wearing an #AllLivesMatter t-shirt he would have a) shown infinitely more courage; b) not been admitted to Stanford, Princeton or Yale; and c) would now be six feet under and facing Mecca, assuming they ever managed to find his body.

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    • Replies: @Altai
    Or the indigenous hill people whom the Bengalis have been mercilessly ethnically cleansing (Even into the areas they have been spilling over into illegally in India) for decades, mostly pointlessly, but they weren't Muslims , so, you know...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chittagong_Hill_Tracts_conflict
    , @Dissident

    Did it ever occur to these assholes that if a person “fighting for social justice” can get into pretty much any college in the country and has no reason to fear for his safety in 99.9999% of white neighborhoods in the country that there really isn’t any “social justice” left to fight for?
     
    But consider how the "massive increase in 'hate crimes' since the election" narrative continues to be perpetuated even as case after case of alleged and hyped incidents are revealed as hoaxes. At the rate things have been going, it seems the SJWs will continue using this increasingly discredited narrative to justify their jihad indefinitely.

    Example:

    AT UWS HATE CRIME FORUM, AUDIENCE LEARNS HOW TO DEFINE HATE CRIME IN THE FIRST PLACE

    From the title, you'd expect there to be at least some mention of all the incidents exposed as hoaxes; all the instances of narrative collapse...

    (Also note how it's hard to imagine a clearer, more concise explanation and illustration of the fundamental problem with the very concept of a "hate crime" in the first place, the effective criminalization of thought and speech, than that provided by the quotes in the article.)

    Let me take this opportunity to share a few sites that I've just discovered, ones dedicated to keeping track of such hoaxes, etc.:

    http://narrative-collapse.com/

    http://fakehatecrimes.org/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/HateCrimeHoaxes/

    For the third one, just above, the subreddit, note the following quote from the homepage, with bold-text emphasis mine:


    Commenting is unmoderated, except in instances where the comment violates Reddit's policies (giving out personal info, for example). Blatantly racist comments will result in an immediate ban. Terms like Jew, Jewess, blackie, whitey, chink, cunt, Pope worshipper etc are examples of descriptions that are unnecessarily inflammatory. Identity politics and attention whoring knows no limit based on race, gender or ideology.
     
    So presumably that means that if I were to post a comment there in which I identified myself as a Jew, which would be a simple statement of fact, I would be censured for being "unnecessarily inflammatory". Isn't declaring the word 'Jew', regardless of context, to be a pejorative, itself offensive and anti-Semitic? The irony here would seem rather obvious. I wonder how many people at this subreddit appreciate that irony or even see it.
  12. @Yan Shen
    Surely on a per capita basis the SJW racket is still largely dominated by white, black, and Hispanic Americans, some specific examples of Asian Americans not withstanding? I assume that South Asians are probably more likely to be involved in the SJW movement than East Asians, given the greater loquacity and penchant for politics of the former compared to the latter.

    My general impression is that East Asians in this country largely tend to steer clear of social politics and the likes and mostly skew towards the quiet, quantitatively oriented STEM fields...

    Lots of South Asian male&female SJWs. There are some Asian female SJWs, but very few Asian male SJWs.

    For whatever reason, Asian males are not into the SJW movement.

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    • Replies: @Evocatus
    Arthur Chu? Jay Caspian Kang? Maybe East Asians aren't as numerous but they are certainly in the club.
    , @Jack D
    Feeling is mutual - SJW movement not into them.
  13. Chelsea Clinton also went to Stanford.

    Apparently Stanford is filling up (outside of the real subjects) with scions of the wealthy who always seem to be doing a lot but without actually accomplish anything. (This used to be called ‘finishing school’)

    ‘… Ziad has also worked for the Martin O’Malley 2016 Presidential Campaign, holding the role of Co-Head of YouthForOMalley…’

    See?

    ‘… One trend we’ve been tracking at iSteve recently is Tiger Children taking over the social justice jihadi racket…’

    Well if the social justice stuff fails for him there’s always the jihadi part.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Elizabeth Holmes was also a Stanford grad drop-out. Well, she went there, anyway.
    , @Days of Broken Arrows
    I agree with this.

    I think this kid's family bought his way into Stanford with both their wealth, prestige, and connections. His "Black Lives Matter" rant isn't about that at all. It's about the way rich kids can put ANYTHING on their applications, and they'll be accepted.

    My guess is that he (or Chelsea) could have written "I must not think bad thoughts" dozens of times on the application and they'd have gotten into Stanford. Colleges -- some of them, anyway -- are not in the habit of turning down the kids of wealthy, influential people.

    The difference between today and years ago is that way back when, the rich wouldn't boast about things like this. They didn't want to expose the ruse. Today, bragging seems OK.

    This might have been virtue signaling but it also unwittingly provided an example of how the rich are different from you and me.

    , @animalogic
    Don't worry, this clever little piece of work will be worth millions before his 30th birthday. He'll probably be way up the greasy pole in the Dem (or Rep') party, too. He's as slick as duck Shit.
  14. He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist. Ziad founded a teen organization, redefy (www.redefy.org), committed to furthering equality. Redefy has grown immensely with over 250 students internationally on the team, over 3,000 likes on facebook, and over 60,000 hits on redefy.org.

    As an aspiring entrepeneuer, Ziad has co-founded JÜV Consulting Inc. (www.juvconsulting.com), which is a youth consulting confirm.

    I’m not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy’s website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you’re an instant visionary.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?

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    • Replies: @a

    I’m not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy’s website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you’re an instant visionary.
     
    A command-F for Wix (a web builder) on view-source:https://www.juvconsulting.com/ (if you are using chrome) has many results, so it's using Wiz. That's about $5 a month.

    According to corporationwiki (https://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2mqdne/juv-consulting-inc) JUVconsulting became a California corporation (not a good sign of his intelligence) on Monday, January 25, 2016 (just in time for applications next fall!). I think that's about a couple hundred bucks.

    But there looks like there are dozens of kids involved in this when you go to their consulting pages for various industries https://www.juvconsulting.com/technology
    Hell, he could probably *charge* other students money to be "consultants" for his company as resume padding.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?
     

    Bingo, there's a reason why "Fake it 'til you make it" is a popular philosophy in nearby sillicon valley.
    , @Rod1963

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?
     
    Apparently not. And yes the prep is the test so to speak. Stuff a bunch of a extracurriculars in your cv to get the admin officer to notice you. Of course being a Muslim and minority helps as well. It doesn't hurt mom is a legacy and dad is rich as hell. He's already part of the elite in this country.

    Ambitious whites ought to copy Ahmed's playbook. Say you set up a soup kitchen and charity for the homeless and also worked for a animal rescue shelter, etc. Stuff that shows individual initiative and that you're not some insipid beta material for the cube farm.

    If you're really white, get a nice tan or at least use that tan in a bottle and die your hair black or brown for the stock photo.

    And get one of those ancestor/23 and me tests. Maybe with a little luck you might find a bit of Indian or Black blood in your lineage. Then claim minority status on the admissions form. And they won't dare contradict you if you show them the evidence.
    , @Achmed E. Newman

    Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?
     
    Yeah, sometimes you just gotta tweet "WTF".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i37uttMA6Mc

    Stanford could really use a guy like you, Ziad.*


    * I am pissed I could not find that line on youtube. Those youtube people better get their act together!
  15. it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability

    So refreshing! I mean, who would’ve imagined that being a hard-charging SJW could possibly help you get into college?

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    • Replies: @415 reasons
    I know right! Those crusty old WASPy snobs at Stanford and Princeton, always viewing social activism as a liability and not an asset! And Princeton has fought tooth and nail to resist co-education. Oh wait they lost that battle 50 years ago...
  16. As I wrote in a comment on the previous post, my wife’s schoolmates at Princeton Day School included the Menendez brothers. I find it somehow heartening that their detention hasn’t stemmed the school’s supply of sociopaths.

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    @anon
    I'm kind of surprised he doesn't identify as queer.

    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=7m33s

    Being a shameless self-promoter, ahmed can’t help but mention that he’s been to the whitehouse three times in this video.

    Incredible how more society rewards “ask[ing] some hard questions” than noticing things.

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    • Replies: @anon
    The most insightful part of the video is here
    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=15m41s

    He describes the goal of his company is to "profit off of our own narrative".

    Clearly he's not the only one
    , @Mr. Anon

    Being a shameless self-promoter, ahmed can’t help but mention that he’s been to the whitehouse three times in this video.
     
    Yeah, but did he "invent" a clock?
  18. @Yan Shen
    Surely on a per capita basis the SJW racket is still largely dominated by white, black, and Hispanic Americans, some specific examples of Asian Americans not withstanding? I assume that South Asians are probably more likely to be involved in the SJW movement than East Asians, given the greater loquacity and penchant for politics of the former compared to the latter.

    My general impression is that East Asians in this country largely tend to steer clear of social politics and the likes and mostly skew towards the quiet, quantitatively oriented STEM fields...

    A follow up to my previous post…

    Despite the success of South Asians in this country, I’m not sure I would necessarily describe them as Tiger Children or the product of the Tiger Mother ethos. It seems to me that that phenomenon is more accurately rooted in the cultural sphere of Confucian East Asia and hence should mostly apply to East Asian Americans in this country.

    In fact, I would be fairly surprised if on a per capita basis East Asians were even remotely as closely represented in the SJW racket as white, black, or Hispanic Americans were. (And perhaps even compared to South Asian Americans as well.) Confucian East Asia mostly emphasizes personal agency and responsibility in the form of hard work. We’ve all heard of that Chinese expression “eating bitterness” that characterizes so well the quintessential East Asian mentality when it comes to getting ahead in life. The idea that the fate of the individual is largely due to forces beyond one’s control and inimical to the ability of one to succeed is by and large foreign to the East Asian mindset. In that respect, the mentality of “eating bitterness” truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for “social justice”.

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    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    In that respect, the mentality of “eating bitterness” truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for “social justice”.
     
    Nah. Just visit any "socially aware" college campus these days. Plenty of East Asian faces in the various crowds and gatherings espousing socially "just" causes.
    , @Stan Adams
    Asian, not preceded by East or South, as a descriptor is even more useless than Hispanic. Indians and Orientals (ooh, there's an offensive slur) shouldn't be lumped together.
    , @Jack D
    Right, because no other group of immigrants to America ever "ate bitterness" in order that their kids could succeed.

    The memory of bitterness fades quickly. The coddled son of an Asian professional will hear stories about how grandpa worked like a dog at his little grocery store but they will mean nothing to him and he will emulate his other rich white friends and become a fashionable leftist. The only reason it hasn't happened yet is that it is too soon. Given them another generation or two and they will be indistinguishable from upscale whites.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Tragically, even my brother is basically an SJW. Its the hip thing to be when you run in certain circles.

    Its pretty disgusting.
    , @jack ryan
    Ah yes, the...

    "Model minority".

    How about that Han Chinese judge in beautiful Hawaii who took it upon himself to reverse President Trump's migration policies to to restrict migrants from war torn Islamic countries?

    Seems pretty SJW to me.
  19. @whorefinder
    Well, we can cross Stanford off the places that have intellectual gravitas.

    No, seriously cross it off. The degree is valueless now. If the Left isn't punished for their devaluing of universities, we'll all lose. Don't hire anyone who went to Stanford.

    He was also accepted to Princeton and Yale. It’s over folks

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  20. “He said that his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice are intertwined, and he would not be a good Muslim if he turned a blind eye to the injustices the black community faces on a daily basis.”

    I wonder whether this professed Muslim could pass the kind of quiz that jihadi hostage-takers sometimes used to distinguish believers from kafirs. How many times has he read the Quran? While reading it, did he find any passages he, as a social justice warrior, disagrees with (e.g., 9:5)? Does he practice isbaal, or even know what isbaal is?

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    • Replies: @anon
    More to the point blacks face slavery on a daily basis at the hands of Muslims in places like The Islamic republic of Mauritania and The Islamic Republic of Sudan. Is he doing anything to help that situation or turning a blind eye ?
    , @Abe

    I wonder whether this professed Muslim could pass the kind of quiz that jihadi hostage-takers sometimes used to distinguish believers from kafirs. How many times has he read the Quran? While reading it, did he find any passages he, as a social justice warrior, disagrees with
     
    Also, his dad's racket on Wall Street as hedgefund manager would violate Islamic rules against usury according to any but the most tendentious readings of the law.
    , @bucky
    What's isbaal? wikipedia isn't helpful.
    , @Gene Su
    I have heard rumors that Muslim extremists were looking to recruit African Americans into their ranks. I think that is what this kid is looking to do. He want to prove that he is a "Muslim holier than thou" by making a show of helping supposedly oppressed blacks. Lots of politically sensitive Muslims like to think of themselves as racially egalitarian even though Muslim culture says otherwise.
  21. @Harry Baldwin
    it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability

    So refreshing! I mean, who would've imagined that being a hard-charging SJW could possibly help you get into college?

    I know right! Those crusty old WASPy snobs at Stanford and Princeton, always viewing social activism as a liability and not an asset! And Princeton has fought tooth and nail to resist co-education. Oh wait they lost that battle 50 years ago…

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  22. “…He said that his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice are intertwined,…”

    Although youth schizoprenia could be a very serious issue, this particular Bangladouche is just another over-certified, opportunistic Taqiya practitioner.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Bangladouche ;=}

    Ha ha, did you make that up? If so, I am jealous.
    , @Pericles
    "Bangladouche" ... Love that.
  23. I think the Asian tiger SJW phenomenon is a good argument that Kevin MacDonald’s Culture of Critique thesis applies to most high IQ, upwardly mobile minorities, not just Jews. As a rule, market dominant minorities, assuming they don’t assimilate, will seek to undermine and subvert the traditional culture of the majority so as to secure their own position against a nativist backlash.

    All minorities do this to some extent, but high IQ market dominant minorities such as East Asians and Jews have the capability to influence the primary institutions of society (government, business, media, academia etc…) to a much greater extent than low IQ minorities such as blacks do. This thesis explains why East Asians who are born in the U.S. tend to be much more leftist than their first generation immigrant parents, and certainly much more leftist than their counterparts in the old country. The same applies to Jews living in the West compared to Jews living in Israel. I think the vast majority of anti-Semitic theories are frankly insane, but there is no denying the above reality.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    Jews in America are not market dominant minorities as the term was used by Chua. There are situations where more than 50% of the private economy are controlled by the MDM.
    , @mobi

    I think the vast majority of anti-Semitic theories are frankly insane, but there is no denying the above reality.
     
    The above reality is the vast majority of anti-semitic theories.
    , @JohnnyD
    @Selvar,
    I agree. I've meet a lot of privileged Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, and Korean kids who act like American Jews: they resent the white majority even though they greatly benefited from living in a country created by white people. Ziad Ahmed is behaving a lot like the privileged Jewish radicals Paul Gottfried encountered at Yale during the 60s.
  24. In a perverted way, this kid and others like him are assimilation success stories.

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    • Agree: Escher
    • Replies: @Escher
    He can certainly hustle with the best of them.
  25. This gay kid may be able to unite the muzzies and the alt right. In hatred but that’s still something.

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    • Replies: @WGG
    I was waiting for someone to notice what a flaming fairy he is. I listened to his insufferable TedX talk about "othering" of Brown people because whites ignore them and let them do their own thing.

    Shorter version: "The hottest white guys won't let me play pocket pool with them."

    I do feel a bit sorry for the kid, gay from a Muzz family. Whether you leave Islam or try to be an openly gay Muslim, you are painting a target on yourself for an honor killing. Maybe raising his profile, getting close to powerful politicians, etc. is a way to try and protect himself from the people at his Mosque, if he's ever outed.
  26. @Sparkling Wiggle
    Probably chief visionary officer or something equally bumptious.

    All of those accomplishments are things his well-connected parents could steer him into. No mention of his GPA or standardized test scores. I'm sure he's no moron, but the average SAT score at Stanford is 2210.

    Also, could I see a P&L for JÜV Consulting?

    “Also, could I see a P&L for JÜV Consulting?”

    Who cares? What’s important is that the name of the company has a high-fashion
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_umlaut .

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  27. He seems have been into the race hustle early in life, in 10th grade. Or earlier. Also, he’s a poet! And he is a regular on Huffington Post!!

    http://www.mtv.com/news/2195454/ziad-ahmed-iftar-president-obama/

    http://ziadahmedpoetry.tumblr.com/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/ziad-ahmed

    How could Harvard have not let him in? How could they??

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    • Replies: @Richard of Melbourne
    "How could Harvard have not let him in?" - Why, racism of course - what else?
    , @Anon
    http://ziadahmedpoetry.tumblr.com/

    Good god, I have never seen someone self promote this relentlessly. He puts literally 30 hashtags on every poem to boost his signal and puts his name in the body of every post (on tumblr it can be non-obvious who wrote something if it's been quoted multiple times).

    Truly terrifying.
  28. I think that he is a hero for simplifying university application forms. Rather than composing a long essay about your intersectional struggles, you can just cut and paste.

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    Next year you'll need to write BLM 101 times. Standards will rise every year.
  29. @Yan Shen
    A follow up to my previous post...

    Despite the success of South Asians in this country, I'm not sure I would necessarily describe them as Tiger Children or the product of the Tiger Mother ethos. It seems to me that that phenomenon is more accurately rooted in the cultural sphere of Confucian East Asia and hence should mostly apply to East Asian Americans in this country.

    In fact, I would be fairly surprised if on a per capita basis East Asians were even remotely as closely represented in the SJW racket as white, black, or Hispanic Americans were. (And perhaps even compared to South Asian Americans as well.) Confucian East Asia mostly emphasizes personal agency and responsibility in the form of hard work. We've all heard of that Chinese expression "eating bitterness" that characterizes so well the quintessential East Asian mentality when it comes to getting ahead in life. The idea that the fate of the individual is largely due to forces beyond one's control and inimical to the ability of one to succeed is by and large foreign to the East Asian mindset. In that respect, the mentality of "eating bitterness" truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for "social justice".

    In that respect, the mentality of “eating bitterness” truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for “social justice”.

    Nah. Just visit any “socially aware” college campus these days. Plenty of East Asian faces in the various crowds and gatherings espousing socially “just” causes.

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    • Replies: @Johann Ricke

    Plenty of East Asian faces in the various crowds and gatherings espousing socially “just” causes.
     
    They must figure they're owed virtue points for being of the same race as people killed during unpleasant historical episodes. Say what you will about most American blacks - at least they're directly related by blood to the slaves who were brought here in chains.
  30. @Sparkling Wiggle

    He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist. Ziad founded a teen organization, redefy (www.redefy.org), committed to furthering equality. Redefy has grown immensely with over 250 students internationally on the team, over 3,000 likes on facebook, and over 60,000 hits on redefy.org.

    ...

    As an aspiring entrepeneuer, Ziad has co-founded JÜV Consulting Inc. (www.juvconsulting.com), which is a youth consulting confirm.
     
    I'm not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy's website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you're an instant visionary.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test--that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you're just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?

    I’m not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy’s website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you’re an instant visionary.

    A command-F for Wix (a web builder) on view-source:https://www.juvconsulting.com/ (if you are using chrome) has many results, so it’s using Wiz. That’s about $5 a month.

    According to corporationwiki (https://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2mqdne/juv-consulting-inc) JUVconsulting became a California corporation (not a good sign of his intelligence) on Monday, January 25, 2016 (just in time for applications next fall!). I think that’s about a couple hundred bucks.

    But there looks like there are dozens of kids involved in this when you go to their consulting pages for various industries https://www.juvconsulting.com/technology
    Hell, he could probably *charge* other students money to be “consultants” for his company as resume padding.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?

    Bingo, there’s a reason why “Fake it ’til you make it” is a popular philosophy in nearby sillicon valley.

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    • Replies: @(((Owen)))

    JUVconsulting became a California corporation (not a good sign of his intelligence) on Monday, January 25, 2016 (just in time for applications next fall!). I think that’s about a couple hundred bucks.
     
    $800 every year forever. California is considered one of the worst states to incorporate in. Neighboring Nevada is much better. But this student appears to have an infinite spigot of cash to spend on resume padding. Elite schools love it when you prove you have no truck with the working class, at least not as equals, co-workers, or fellow citizens.
    , @Cloudbuster
    The genius of this is that when you set up a consulting corporation like this, you don't have to disclose any of your non-existent clients. Simply the fact of being able to list involvement with the corporation on your resume is all you need.

    If you look down through their "curated consultants," none of them are people I'd go to for advice about anything, because the very design of their corporation means that virtually all their members are bright know-nothings.
  31. An Asian girl from Orange County, CA just got into Stanford and all eight Ivy League colleges by writing about her family’s broken English. Based on her tweets for the last year, it would appear that she kept quiet about being a born-again Christian until the acceptances started rolling in. LOL.

    My parents are immigrants – my mom was born in Malaysia, my dad was born in Taiwan. When I was about five we moved here. English is not their strength and it was interesting to me growing up in a house of immigrants, how we interact with language. Words that don’t translate will seep into our own – the way I talk at home is very different from the way I talk outside of home. …

    … My mother’s eyes are reflected in underprivileged ESL children who have so many stories to tell but do not know how. I fill them with words as they take needle and thread to make a tapestry.

    http://thetab.com/us/2017/03/31/got-into-all-ivies-64085

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Triumph104:

    Hopefully she is more than what her acceptors bargained for - poetic justice!

    Again LOL to her in her academic sojourn in the Enemy Camp.
    , @Heterodox
    Dear sweet Jesus, her writing style is utter shit. I somehow expected more from an Asian kid who was admitted to all eight Ivy League schools than this dreck.
  32. Rich people are coming up with a lot of artificial suffering so the proles won’t notice how much better they have it. He’s just an excellent student.

    Makes you long for the honest cruelty of the 19th century, doesn’t it. Sure, you were beaten down from cradle to grave but at least they didn’t dare argue that they actually had it worse than you.

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  33. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anon
    Being a shameless self-promoter, ahmed can't help but mention that he's been to the whitehouse three times in this video.

    Incredible how more society rewards "ask[ing] some hard questions" than noticing things.

    The most insightful part of the video is here

    He describes the goal of his company is to “profit off of our own narrative”.

    Clearly he’s not the only one

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    He describes the goal of his company is to “profit off of our own narrative”.
     
    The same could be said of most any pyramid scheme, confidence racket, or propaganda ministry.
    , @691

    He describes the goal of his company is to “profit off of our own narrative”.
     
    Well, wasn't that Barack Obama's career plan? And he made it all the way to the White House. How many countries have you been president of?
    , @flyingtiger
    This is proof that the SJW system is a racket. Alas, the SJW racket will be taken over by by the wealthy and intelligent. The old days in which the racket was run by Jesse Jackson and Al sharpton are over.
  34. These well-fed scions of Asia’s upper classes.

    San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena, Baldwin Park?

    A local yarn from San Marino: A rich Chinese family moves into an old San Marino home on General Pershing Street and cuts down all the trees in the yard. They are hated by all their Lebanese neighbors. That’s not a joke.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.
  35. @jJay
    These well-fed scions of Asia’s upper classes.

    San Marino, Arcadia, South Pasadena, Baldwin Park?

    A local yarn from San Marino: A rich Chinese family moves into an old San Marino home on General Pershing Street and cuts down all the trees in the yard. They are hated by all their Lebanese neighbors. That's not a joke.

    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton’s dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Slightly off-topic but comedian Russell Peters in the midst of a controversy up North for
    his monologue at the Canadian music awards.
    Denounced in the Canadian parliament.

    "We need to make sure that all our role models are supporting the importance of gender parity," Joly said. "I really hope that he takes that into consideration and understands ... the importance of what he said."


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/russell-peters-melanie-joly-juno-awards-1.4053467
    , @FKA Max
    It’s in the Numbers: Luck and Superstition Sell Luxury Real Estate

    http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/42303-it-s-in-the-numbers-luck-and-superstition-sell-luxury-real-estate


    On the other end of that spectrum, 4, which is pronounced “si,” a word synonymous with death in Chinese culture, can have the opposite effect. Ms. Rogers said that she’s seen developers adjust their plans based on this superstition, as was the case in the Stamford Residences at 171 Gloucester St. in Sydney sold back in 2010. “That was the first time that I’d seen a developer pull out all of the fours, completely,” she said, noting that there was no floor 4, 14, 24 or any units with a 4 in them.
    [...]
    There are other ways that 13, generally considered unlucky in the United States and a number of other places, is taken out of buildings or real estate decisions entirely. Many new buildings still skip the 13th floor, experts say, like the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Midtown Manhattan, which has hotel rooms through the 12th floor, a mechanical floor on 13, and starts with apartments on 18. The 76-floor New York by Gehry residential building at 8 Spruce St. doesn’t have a 13th floor at all. City planners even sometimes opt to leave 13 out of street names, as is the case in Santa Monica, California, where there’s a 2nd through 26th Street, but no 13th Street, which is instead named Euclid.
    [...]
    Shelly Shmelzer, the director of sales and marketing for Eastern Europe at Sotheby’s International Realty, who’s based in Tel Aviv, said that because 18 in Jewish culture is associated with “chai,” the Hebrew word meaning “life” or “alive,” it’s considered lucky in that culture. As a result, she’s seen Israeli buyers request to sign a property contract on the 18th day of the month.
     
    , @jackson
    I live in adjacent S. Pasadena and my landscaper told me that the Chinese in San Marino will still sometimes soak the soil around the oaks with herbicide to slowly kill them so the city will let them build over the site. They'd get a nasty fine if caught cutting down a live one but dead ones aren't protected.
    , @Frau Katze

    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton’s dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.
     
    The Chinese tend to be very superstitious.

    Perhaps it wears off after a generation or two.

    Or the reverse, the Euro-descendants get interested in their beliefs: feng shui is getting kind of trendy in places. I read a book on it.
    , @Altai
    Same thing with Hong Kongers cutting down all the cherry trees in suburban Toronto in the 80s and 90s for Feng Sui reasons. (They and Indian immigrants also had a habit of tearing down the houses themselves to build garish McMansions) It's still a problem.
    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    According to Gavin Mcinnes they believe trees are evil.
    , @Jimi
    They paved paradise
    And put up diverse parking lot
    With a pink hotel, a boutique
    Its a multi-culti hot spot!
  36. @Triumph104
    An Asian girl from Orange County, CA just got into Stanford and all eight Ivy League colleges by writing about her family's broken English. Based on her tweets for the last year, it would appear that she kept quiet about being a born-again Christian until the acceptances started rolling in. LOL.

    My parents are immigrants – my mom was born in Malaysia, my dad was born in Taiwan. When I was about five we moved here. English is not their strength and it was interesting to me growing up in a house of immigrants, how we interact with language. Words that don’t translate will seep into our own – the way I talk at home is very different from the way I talk outside of home. ...

    ... My mother’s eyes are reflected in underprivileged ESL children who have so many stories to tell but do not know how. I fill them with words as they take needle and thread to make a tapestry.

    http://thetab.com/us/2017/03/31/got-into-all-ivies-64085
     
    https://twitter.com/Cassandra_Hsiao/status/847592624332591105

    Triumph104:

    Hopefully she is more than what her acceptors bargained for – poetic justice!

    Again LOL to her in her academic sojourn in the Enemy Camp.

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    • Replies: @Seth Largo
    Enemy camp? Social justice is another version of cafeteria Christianity, which is what all versions of Christianity are. As long as the religious SJWs keep Jeeezus to a minimum, they're always welcome at the anti-racist table.
  37. It’s long past time to defund American universities (at least outside the STEM fields, where useful work is still being done). Why should taxpayer money subsidize what are effectively partisan think tanks?

    Stop subsidizing liberal arts degrees at 4-year universities. Put that money into expanded Vo-Tech education at community colleges instead. Do a serious investigation into the oversized endowments of the Ivy League, and their above-market rates of return.

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    • Replies: @Njguy73

    Stop subsidizing liberal arts degrees at 4-year universities. Put that money into expanded Vo-Tech education at community colleges instead. Do a serious investigation into the oversized endowments of the Ivy League, and their above-market rates of return.
     
    Yeah. Right around the time college football and basketball are replaced with NFL and NBA minor leagues.

    In the year 25-not-gonna-happen.
    , @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    Cassidy & Associates was the biggest lobbying firm in DC for a long time. Gerry Cassidy, of Brooklyn and Queens, founded it and pioneered using congressional ear-marks for universities.

    As an old-school FDR Catholic, he didn't think it was right that already rich Ivy League schools got all the post war federal research funding by default and so he began steering federal money via earmarks to land grant schools and state universities.

    It was a brilliant political move and rather populist... maybe something like that could happen again in a Trump admin. Cassidy retired in 2012 but maybe he and Trump would get along...
  38. I would have more respect for the kid if he were President of the Chess Club, rather than “CVO” of some bulls**t mau-mauing operation. Stroking these little monster’s egos by indulging them in their pretend grown-up-like playtime is a bad idea. Unless he or she is a musical prodigy, no 18 year old is worth paying attention to.

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  39. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    How can Bangladesh and other developing places develop when we are stealing their best talent? The West has to stop extracting the human capital of the world. The West needs to develop its own talent and leave the rest of the world alone to develop theirs.

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    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
    Bangladesh has about 170,000,000 problems.

    Being deprived of the genius and SJW activism of Ziad Ahmed is NOT one of Bangladesh's problems.
  40. @anon
    The most insightful part of the video is here
    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=15m41s

    He describes the goal of his company is to "profit off of our own narrative".

    Clearly he's not the only one

    He describes the goal of his company is to “profit off of our own narrative”.

    The same could be said of most any pyramid scheme, confidence racket, or propaganda ministry.

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  41. Ted Bundy was also a socially ambitious striver with a self-inflating ego. Imagine how many Ivies he could have been accepted to if only he were alive today.

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  42. Isn’t it odd that he supports black lives matter so heartily, and yet his preferred presidential candidate, O’Malley, got into a kerfuffle for declaring all lives matter at a public forum?

    Perhaps this kid doesn’t actually follow the issues that closely but is smart enough to know which way the wind is blowing.

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  43. @whorefinder
    Well, we can cross Stanford off the places that have intellectual gravitas.

    No, seriously cross it off. The degree is valueless now. If the Left isn't punished for their devaluing of universities, we'll all lose. Don't hire anyone who went to Stanford.

    You didn’t cross it off when they excused everyone from reading books by dead white men?

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  44. @anon
    Being a shameless self-promoter, ahmed can't help but mention that he's been to the whitehouse three times in this video.

    Incredible how more society rewards "ask[ing] some hard questions" than noticing things.

    Being a shameless self-promoter, ahmed can’t help but mention that he’s been to the whitehouse three times in this video.

    Yeah, but did he “invent” a clock?

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  45. @JohnnyWalker123
    Immigration is making America a more handsome country.

    https://twitter.com/ziadtheactivist/status/843580226693222401

    He has the same creepy/goofy smile as FEC head Ajit Pai.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    I'm fighting an inclination to, if not hate, intensely dislike this twit.

    That Sarsour woman is on my "don't like" list too.

    I'd better shut up. Writing those two sentences may now be a crime in Canada, after Trudope's latest law against "Islamophobia."

    But this goes far past Islam. He's including every victim group he can find.

    But the main emphasis seems to hatred of whitey.
  46. @anony-mouse
    Chelsea Clinton also went to Stanford.

    Apparently Stanford is filling up (outside of the real subjects) with scions of the wealthy who always seem to be doing a lot but without actually accomplish anything. (This used to be called 'finishing school')

    '... Ziad has also worked for the Martin O’Malley 2016 Presidential Campaign, holding the role of Co-Head of YouthForOMalley...'

    See?

    '... One trend we’ve been tracking at iSteve recently is Tiger Children taking over the social justice jihadi racket...'

    Well if the social justice stuff fails for him there's always the jihadi part.

    Elizabeth Holmes was also a Stanford grad drop-out. Well, she went there, anyway.

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  47. The one piece of the puzzle that didn’t fit is that he worked for O’Malley, who famously said “All Lives Matter” before his subsequent struggle session epiphany.

    Then I realized that O’Malley’s operation was tiny enough that this kid could quickly become head of the youth brigade, a better resume item than being one of 10 million kids nominally supporting Hillary or Bernie.

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    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    The one piece of the puzzle that didn’t fit is that he worked for O’Malley, who famously said “All Lives Matter” before his subsequent struggle session epiphany.
     
    Not at all. He's a kid. What O'Malley was saying probably seemed pretty reasonable. The SJWs demanding O'Malley's reeducation, no doubt helped this despicable little twerp figure out which way the winds were blowing and how he should demonstrate "passion".
  48. Let’s please not adopt the moronic British practice of calling Indians and Arabs “Asians.” Genetically and culturally, we shouldn’t be placing them in the same category as Koreans and Chinese.

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    • Replies: @jim jones
    We invented the English language so I would say we can use any terms we like.
    , @Lurker
    In Britain Arabs are known as, er, Arabs. FYI.

    'Asians' generally refers to Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans.

    We tend not to use 'Asian' for Chinese, they usually get called Chinese.

    Not many Koreans here so they will end up being called Chinese, or Chinese-looking. Or sometimes 'Oriental'. In fact people who can be bothered will at least have stab at guessing the origins of Asian people - Korean? Filipino? Thai? Japanese? Anecdotally it seems like a lot of people are quite accurate on this.
  49. @Sparkling Wiggle

    He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist. Ziad founded a teen organization, redefy (www.redefy.org), committed to furthering equality. Redefy has grown immensely with over 250 students internationally on the team, over 3,000 likes on facebook, and over 60,000 hits on redefy.org.

    ...

    As an aspiring entrepeneuer, Ziad has co-founded JÜV Consulting Inc. (www.juvconsulting.com), which is a youth consulting confirm.
     
    I'm not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy's website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you're an instant visionary.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test--that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you're just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?

    Apparently not. And yes the prep is the test so to speak. Stuff a bunch of a extracurriculars in your cv to get the admin officer to notice you. Of course being a Muslim and minority helps as well. It doesn’t hurt mom is a legacy and dad is rich as hell. He’s already part of the elite in this country.

    Ambitious whites ought to copy Ahmed’s playbook. Say you set up a soup kitchen and charity for the homeless and also worked for a animal rescue shelter, etc. Stuff that shows individual initiative and that you’re not some insipid beta material for the cube farm.

    If you’re really white, get a nice tan or at least use that tan in a bottle and die your hair black or brown for the stock photo.

    And get one of those ancestor/23 and me tests. Maybe with a little luck you might find a bit of Indian or Black blood in your lineage. Then claim minority status on the admissions form. And they won’t dare contradict you if you show them the evidence.

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    • Replies: @TangoMan
    And get one of those ancestor/23 and me tests. Maybe with a little luck you might find a bit of Indian or Black blood in your lineage. Then claim minority status on the admissions form.

    This attitude of yours is so old-school and would hold you back. Go ahead and claim the minority status anyway, that's what Pocahontas did. What are the schools going to do when you show up, give a one-drop test, concede that there is a genetic basis to race?

    Reality is what you make it, this notion of making statements based on evidence is so 20th Century.
    , @Travis
    No need for the DNA tests, all American Indian Tribes forbid DNA testing , probably since many tribe members are 99% Caucasian...

    White Americans should start adopting Conquistador names, to claim hispanic heritage...Ones surname is more important than genetic profiles or hair color. It is easy to change ones surname, wives have been doing it for centuries...I expect many Oriental people may start doing this when they realize the discrimination against East Asians. Imagine that many with the surname Liu and Yang become Lopez and Cortés.
    , @dot 'n' feather

    Ambitious whites ought to copy Ahmed’s playbook. Say you set up a soup kitchen and charity for the homeless and also worked for a animal rescue shelter, etc.
     
    Oh they do that and more. For years the prep school arms race has been intensifying, with kids flying off to do BS "community service" projects in a carefully curated community 5,000 miles away (you want it to be picturesque and impoverished but not actually dangerous) or "founding" their own BS nonprofit that quietly folds the week after acceptance letters arrive.

    This is not unusual and at top schools it is formalized. For instance Phillips Andover kids jetting off to India or St. Paul's kids jetting off to Haiti. Of course when you consider

    [1] the money it takes simply to register a non-profit or fly to a 3rd world hell-hole (plus the overhead of supervision and safety)
    and
    [2] the uselessness of some soft prince/princess toting a shovel for a week to build a third world schoolhouse in a village full of underemployed young local men

    it's clear that if impact were the goal they'd create greater social good simply by donating this money to an established non-profit. But that don't polish yer Stanford app.

  50. @PiltdownMan
    He seems have been into the race hustle early in life, in 10th grade. Or earlier. Also, he's a poet! And he is a regular on Huffington Post!!


    http://www.mtv.com/news/2195454/ziad-ahmed-iftar-president-obama/

    http://ziadahmedpoetry.tumblr.com/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/ziad-ahmed


    How could Harvard have not let him in? How could they??

    “How could Harvard have not let him in?” – Why, racism of course – what else?

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  51. Unless he or she is a musical prodigy, no 18 year old is worth paying attention to.

    Or unless he can throw 96 mph .

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  52. @JDG1980
    It's long past time to defund American universities (at least outside the STEM fields, where useful work is still being done). Why should taxpayer money subsidize what are effectively partisan think tanks?

    Stop subsidizing liberal arts degrees at 4-year universities. Put that money into expanded Vo-Tech education at community colleges instead. Do a serious investigation into the oversized endowments of the Ivy League, and their above-market rates of return.

    Stop subsidizing liberal arts degrees at 4-year universities. Put that money into expanded Vo-Tech education at community colleges instead. Do a serious investigation into the oversized endowments of the Ivy League, and their above-market rates of return.

    Yeah. Right around the time college football and basketball are replaced with NFL and NBA minor leagues.

    In the year 25-not-gonna-happen.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Taxing earnings from endowment investments and patent royalties could significantly hurt many top schools and is gaining considerable support on the left.
  53. “At the annual White House Iftar …”: Will somebody please – please – tell me that this event was discontinued with effect from 20 January 2017.

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  54. @Yan Shen
    A follow up to my previous post...

    Despite the success of South Asians in this country, I'm not sure I would necessarily describe them as Tiger Children or the product of the Tiger Mother ethos. It seems to me that that phenomenon is more accurately rooted in the cultural sphere of Confucian East Asia and hence should mostly apply to East Asian Americans in this country.

    In fact, I would be fairly surprised if on a per capita basis East Asians were even remotely as closely represented in the SJW racket as white, black, or Hispanic Americans were. (And perhaps even compared to South Asian Americans as well.) Confucian East Asia mostly emphasizes personal agency and responsibility in the form of hard work. We've all heard of that Chinese expression "eating bitterness" that characterizes so well the quintessential East Asian mentality when it comes to getting ahead in life. The idea that the fate of the individual is largely due to forces beyond one's control and inimical to the ability of one to succeed is by and large foreign to the East Asian mindset. In that respect, the mentality of "eating bitterness" truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for "social justice".

    Asian, not preceded by East or South, as a descriptor is even more useless than Hispanic. Indians and Orientals (ooh, there’s an offensive slur) shouldn’t be lumped together.

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  55. @anon
    The most insightful part of the video is here
    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=15m41s

    He describes the goal of his company is to "profit off of our own narrative".

    Clearly he's not the only one

    He describes the goal of his company is to “profit off of our own narrative”.

    Well, wasn’t that Barack Obama’s career plan? And he made it all the way to the White House. How many countries have you been president of?

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  56. What does Ahmed’s company do? It provides “solutions.” And not just any old solutions but “current, curated, and creative” ones. And his title is “Chief Visionary Officer.” The buzzwords-to-information ratio here approaches infinity. This guy will go far.

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  57. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "He said that his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice are intertwined, and he would not be a good Muslim if he turned a blind eye to the injustices the black community faces on a daily basis."

    I wonder whether this professed Muslim could pass the kind of quiz that jihadi hostage-takers sometimes used to distinguish believers from kafirs. How many times has he read the Quran? While reading it, did he find any passages he, as a social justice warrior, disagrees with (e.g., 9:5)? Does he practice isbaal, or even know what isbaal is?

    More to the point blacks face slavery on a daily basis at the hands of Muslims in places like The Islamic republic of Mauritania and The Islamic Republic of Sudan. Is he doing anything to help that situation or turning a blind eye ?

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    • Replies: @anon
    More to the point blacks face slavery on a daily basis at the hands of Muslims in places like The Islamic republic of Mauritania and The Islamic Republic of Sudan.

    Even more to the point than that is the fact that Muhammad himself both owned and traded black slaves, meaning that every living American is actually better (according to this kid's own alleged principles) than the guy he thinks is the most morally perfect human being in history.

    There's a lot of blind-eye-turning among leftist Muslims these days.
  58. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mr. Anon

    He describes the goal of his company is to “profit off of our own narrative”.
     
    The same could be said of most any pyramid scheme, confidence racket, or propaganda ministry.

    And the rest of the SJW enterprise

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  59. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    Slightly off-topic but comedian Russell Peters in the midst of a controversy up North for
    his monologue at the Canadian music awards.
    Denounced in the Canadian parliament.

    “We need to make sure that all our role models are supporting the importance of gender parity,” Joly said. “I really hope that he takes that into consideration and understands … the importance of what he said.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/russell-peters-melanie-joly-juno-awards-1.4053467

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  60. @anony-mouse
    Chelsea Clinton also went to Stanford.

    Apparently Stanford is filling up (outside of the real subjects) with scions of the wealthy who always seem to be doing a lot but without actually accomplish anything. (This used to be called 'finishing school')

    '... Ziad has also worked for the Martin O’Malley 2016 Presidential Campaign, holding the role of Co-Head of YouthForOMalley...'

    See?

    '... One trend we’ve been tracking at iSteve recently is Tiger Children taking over the social justice jihadi racket...'

    Well if the social justice stuff fails for him there's always the jihadi part.

    I agree with this.

    I think this kid’s family bought his way into Stanford with both their wealth, prestige, and connections. His “Black Lives Matter” rant isn’t about that at all. It’s about the way rich kids can put ANYTHING on their applications, and they’ll be accepted.

    My guess is that he (or Chelsea) could have written “I must not think bad thoughts” dozens of times on the application and they’d have gotten into Stanford. Colleges — some of them, anyway — are not in the habit of turning down the kids of wealthy, influential people.

    The difference between today and years ago is that way back when, the rich wouldn’t boast about things like this. They didn’t want to expose the ruse. Today, bragging seems OK.

    This might have been virtue signaling but it also unwittingly provided an example of how the rich are different from you and me.

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    • Replies: @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    As I wrote on the previous thread

    The college admissions process is, as Mitchell L. Stevens writes in Creating a Class, a way of “laundering privilege.”
     
    https://theamericanscholar.org/on-political-correctness/#
    , @ChrisZ
    Great observation, Arrow. Worthy of the iSteve "noticing spirit."
    , @PiltdownMan
    Here are all the things a "holistic" admissions officer would have liked, in addition to the insane self-promotion, the poems, the TedX talk, the company he formed, and various school honors and participation badges and the 100 "Oooh! Sassy move!" BLM grafitti in his application form.

    1. Muslim-American with a HuffPo article about being persecuted. Some folderol about being held up at the airport after a fancy vacation in Morocco.
    2. Dad is Berkeley '84 and Yale-Ph.D '94.
    3. Dad is ex-Morgan Stanley and Citi hedge fund guy. It's amazing how much schools let you signal about your parents in the little box they provide.
    4. Princeton Day School.
    5. Cornell, Yale and Oxbridge summer programs.

    That 2-5 are merely indicators of privilege, and not merit, is not of the slightest concern to them. In fact, quite the opposite. They are indicators that reassure that the applicant is within the club.

    PS: The dad is likely about 50 years old, and was clearly a rich kid immigrant in his time. The grandparents would have had to be very wealthy in the economic basket-case Bangladesh of 1980 to have been able to afford send their kid to college in the United States.

  61. @a

    I’m not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy’s website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you’re an instant visionary.
     
    A command-F for Wix (a web builder) on view-source:https://www.juvconsulting.com/ (if you are using chrome) has many results, so it's using Wiz. That's about $5 a month.

    According to corporationwiki (https://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2mqdne/juv-consulting-inc) JUVconsulting became a California corporation (not a good sign of his intelligence) on Monday, January 25, 2016 (just in time for applications next fall!). I think that's about a couple hundred bucks.

    But there looks like there are dozens of kids involved in this when you go to their consulting pages for various industries https://www.juvconsulting.com/technology
    Hell, he could probably *charge* other students money to be "consultants" for his company as resume padding.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?
     

    Bingo, there's a reason why "Fake it 'til you make it" is a popular philosophy in nearby sillicon valley.

    JUVconsulting became a California corporation (not a good sign of his intelligence) on Monday, January 25, 2016 (just in time for applications next fall!). I think that’s about a couple hundred bucks.

    $800 every year forever. California is considered one of the worst states to incorporate in. Neighboring Nevada is much better. But this student appears to have an infinite spigot of cash to spend on resume padding. Elite schools love it when you prove you have no truck with the working class, at least not as equals, co-workers, or fellow citizens.

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    @Njguy73

    Stop subsidizing liberal arts degrees at 4-year universities. Put that money into expanded Vo-Tech education at community colleges instead. Do a serious investigation into the oversized endowments of the Ivy League, and their above-market rates of return.
     
    Yeah. Right around the time college football and basketball are replaced with NFL and NBA minor leagues.

    In the year 25-not-gonna-happen.

    Taxing earnings from endowment investments and patent royalties could significantly hurt many top schools and is gaining considerable support on the left.

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  63. “But I could imagine making an exception in Ziad’s case.”

    Nice one Steve. Could someone forward this kid this article? There is no way he couldn’t resist commenting here to correct us. It would make for some great drama.

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  64. Isn’t it odd that he supports black lives matter so heartily, and yet his preferred presidential candidate, O’Malley, got into a kerfuffle for declaring all lives matter at a public forum?

    The one piece of the puzzle that didn’t fit is that he worked for O’Malley, who famously said “All Lives Matter” before his subsequent struggle session epiphany.

    The application to Stanford was probably a joke. It only cost $90 (the application fee) and was worth every penny.

    Martin O’Malley:

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    He had to do the BLM stunt to get the stink of O'Malley off him.

    That's how the SJW mafia rolls.
    , @Triumph104
    Just as I suspected, Ziad Ahmed received an early acceptance to Yale in mid-December. Knowing he got his first choice, that would have given him until January 3 to submit a possibly joke application to Stanford.

    I find it oddly convenient that Yale interviewed Ziad about early admissions.

    Ziad Ahmed, an admitted student to the Yale class of 2021 said one of the biggest reasons every Ivy League school saw an increase in early application numbers this year was the increasingly competitive admissions process.

    “Kids have to strategize more diligently in order to even feel like they have a shot,” Ahmed said. “Most kids believe that applying early does give some sort of advantage irrespective of the university, and if a student has dreams of going to an Ivy League school, all of which have extremely low acceptance rates, that student is going to try to maximize their slim chances, and thus many applied early.”

    Ahmed also said that because of pressure in high school “to be the best, to get into the best college and to get the best grades,” many students look for validation as quickly as possible and are driven to apply early.

    http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2017/01/20/early-applications-surge-across-ivy-league/
     
  65. Brown nosing is a Bangladeshi speciality (Razib Khan, anyone?). There still lives in these modern Muslims the spirit of the supremely cowardly and obsequious Babu from the days of the Raj. Oh well, at least Harvard can be proud of not admitting this insufferable person.

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    Wow… clockboy had nothing on this.

    We’ve all said Onion is so over.

    It is really really really over.

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    • Replies: @Dissident

    We’ve all said Onion is so over.
     
    Yeah, I mean, how can one top this?

    Seems that the art of parody has been becoming increasingly obsolete.

    The one thing that truly shocks me about this story is that this kid's application with "BlackLivesMatter" written one-hundred times in response to one of the questions would even be taken seriously and accepted at all, let alone so favorably. I've heard and seen enough by now that everything else about the story, as absurd as it is, doesn't shock me anymore. But that incredibly juvenile, vacuous BLM x 100 shtick? For an actual child, say at least half the age of this young man, okay. That I could believe. But for an 18-year-old, applying to college? I still can't quite believe it. Maybe we'll yet learn that we were all being masterfully trolled?

    It is really really really over.
     
    As the late radio icon Bob Grant would say (in his unique manner),

    "This is why, when I say 'it's over', I mean it's OVER!"
  67. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    black lives matter
    black lives matter
    black lives matter

    dream comes true

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  68. This is a key reason why I find myself more and more opposed to legal immigration altogether each year.

    His dad worked at Citi and has his own hedgefund… Great, model immigrant, right? His son is still stealing slots from our “top” schools and Affirmative Action rights from blacks, all the while bashing the United States, our history, and our culture.

    The boy has no original thoughts, has done nothing but pad his resume, but is still showered with praise and support from Hillary, Obama, and the other loser. Oh, dear, and he’s still oppressed!

    It’s also sickening how our culture actively pushes ethnic minorities to despise the US. It’s just madness. Many immigrants come relieved and grateful to be in America, but then their children find new ways to feel oppressed, largely because they’re urged to in school.

    In summary, I don’t see the benefit in accepting immigrants if their children will take our spots and hate us while doing it. If you’re able to work on STEM projects, maybe, but if you’re just here to enrich yourself in fields like finance or law, then stay home and fix your own country.

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    • Agree: Frau Katze
    • Replies: @berserker
    Yes. I agree with you; but who is at the forefront of encouraging these attitudes? White, upper class liberals and liberal Jews.
    - These self-loathers are the real cancer.

    - I am one of these Brown legal immigrants. I loathe these "activists" and the concept of "social justice". If people hate Whites so much, why for god's sake do they move to White countries?

    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    I couldn't agree more. I want NO more non-European (in the historical sense) immigration at all and forever into this country. Even if they are married to a Derb like man.
  69. @International Jew
    In a perverted way, this kid and others like him are assimilation success stories.

    He can certainly hustle with the best of them.

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  70. @whorefinder
    Well, we can cross Stanford off the places that have intellectual gravitas.

    No, seriously cross it off. The degree is valueless now. If the Left isn't punished for their devaluing of universities, we'll all lose. Don't hire anyone who went to Stanford.

    Please look at average outgoing salaries at Stanford, and then delete your comment. You are making us all look bad.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I'm sure the Great Khan had quite the outgoing salary.

    Doesn't make him admirable.
    , @bomag
    It is time to cross off those offering such salaries.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    You're new around here, aren't you.
    , @Difference Maker
    Lol! Muh shekels

    PURGE
  71. “Key to Redefy’s mission is equality for everyone.”

    Every one is already equal on the basis that every one is different. (James Hillman)

    Re-defying and re-defying that reality is the kid’s “mission.”

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  72. @Rod1963

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?
     
    Apparently not. And yes the prep is the test so to speak. Stuff a bunch of a extracurriculars in your cv to get the admin officer to notice you. Of course being a Muslim and minority helps as well. It doesn't hurt mom is a legacy and dad is rich as hell. He's already part of the elite in this country.

    Ambitious whites ought to copy Ahmed's playbook. Say you set up a soup kitchen and charity for the homeless and also worked for a animal rescue shelter, etc. Stuff that shows individual initiative and that you're not some insipid beta material for the cube farm.

    If you're really white, get a nice tan or at least use that tan in a bottle and die your hair black or brown for the stock photo.

    And get one of those ancestor/23 and me tests. Maybe with a little luck you might find a bit of Indian or Black blood in your lineage. Then claim minority status on the admissions form. And they won't dare contradict you if you show them the evidence.

    And get one of those ancestor/23 and me tests. Maybe with a little luck you might find a bit of Indian or Black blood in your lineage. Then claim minority status on the admissions form.

    This attitude of yours is so old-school and would hold you back. Go ahead and claim the minority status anyway, that’s what Pocahontas did. What are the schools going to do when you show up, give a one-drop test, concede that there is a genetic basis to race?

    Reality is what you make it, this notion of making statements based on evidence is so 20th Century.

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  73. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    >>>>The 18-year-old has been invited to the White House Iftar dinner<<<<<

    Iftar dinner?

    Is Trump going to holding Iftar dinners at the White House.

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  74. @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    It’s in the Numbers: Luck and Superstition Sell Luxury Real Estate

    http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/42303-it-s-in-the-numbers-luck-and-superstition-sell-luxury-real-estate

    On the other end of that spectrum, 4, which is pronounced “si,” a word synonymous with death in Chinese culture, can have the opposite effect. Ms. Rogers said that she’s seen developers adjust their plans based on this superstition, as was the case in the Stamford Residences at 171 Gloucester St. in Sydney sold back in 2010. “That was the first time that I’d seen a developer pull out all of the fours, completely,” she said, noting that there was no floor 4, 14, 24 or any units with a 4 in them.
    [...]
    There are other ways that 13, generally considered unlucky in the United States and a number of other places, is taken out of buildings or real estate decisions entirely. Many new buildings still skip the 13th floor, experts say, like the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Midtown Manhattan, which has hotel rooms through the 12th floor, a mechanical floor on 13, and starts with apartments on 18. The 76-floor New York by Gehry residential building at 8 Spruce St. doesn’t have a 13th floor at all. City planners even sometimes opt to leave 13 out of street names, as is the case in Santa Monica, California, where there’s a 2nd through 26th Street, but no 13th Street, which is instead named Euclid.
    [...]
    Shelly Shmelzer, the director of sales and marketing for Eastern Europe at Sotheby’s International Realty, who’s based in Tel Aviv, said that because 18 in Jewish culture is associated with “chai,” the Hebrew word meaning “life” or “alive,” it’s considered lucky in that culture. As a result, she’s seen Israeli buyers request to sign a property contract on the 18th day of the month.

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  75. @anon
    I'm kind of surprised he doesn't identify as queer.

    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=7m33s

    No kid with that very gay voice whose top interests at 18 are “social justice” and “brand marketing” is straight. He will likely stay in the closet so as to not upset his inheritance from the hedge fund father.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    He can't ever come out of the closet because it would undermine his narrative about "dichotomies."
    , @Father O'Hara
    The stories on his site are the dull and boring crap you'd expect,but one girl got a big laugh outta me when she fervently hoped "one day the black male will be free to roam the streets..."
    Indeed.
  76. @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    I live in adjacent S. Pasadena and my landscaper told me that the Chinese in San Marino will still sometimes soak the soil around the oaks with herbicide to slowly kill them so the city will let them build over the site. They’d get a nasty fine if caught cutting down a live one but dead ones aren’t protected.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    In San Diego you can cut down trees in your yard all you want, no permit is needed. Your ability to build on your land is also completely unaffected by the current trees there.

    In practice most developments will need at least one variance from the city, so it helps to point out that your plan would preserve existing landscaping or involving nice new landscaping. Indeed, you can hold your mature trees here hostage, telling the city if you don't get the variance for the plan you want, you will just cut down the trees and build one without variances.
    , @Anonymous
    I live in adjacent S. Pasadena and my landscaper told me that the Chinese in San Marino will still sometimes soak the soil around the oaks with herbicide to slowly kill them so the city will let them build over the site. They’d get a nasty fine if caught cutting down a live one but dead ones aren’t protected.

    I can't stand people who do things like this.
  77. And people want to make a stink about Asian kids dominating the Stuyvesant entry test. To me, cramming permutation and combination problems is infinitely preferable to writing #BlackLivesMatters a hundred times on your application.

    https://spottedtoad.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/diversity-lags/

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    This is the sorry side of conservatism.

    These Asians/Muslims may seem ‘liberal/progressive’, but they are essentially of a conservative mindset. Not in the ideological sense but in the hierarchical and striving sense. Conservatism is about respect of authority and playing by the games to win acceptance/approval by the entrenched powers-that-be that hold the levers on sanctimony and taboos. Since the reigning orthodoxy of the US is PC, these conservative-minded Asians/Muslims will do whatever that is officially approved and sanctioned to move up the socio-economic ladder. They will espouse and parrot ‘liberal-leftist-progressive’ sentiments. They may not consciously know they’re acting like this, but they are. It’s like anyone with ambition in Christian Europe made all the correct noises about God and Jesus even though Christianity is NOT a materialist creed and actually condemns desire for worldly success.

    Of course, there is another kind of conservatism, one of heritage and loyalty to a specific people. Pat Buchanan had core convictions and sticks with them.
    But there is another kind of conservatism that just wants to win the approval of the power and the authority. If elite institutions in the US were conservative, this Muslim kid would have written I LOVE AMERICA AND GOD BLESS AMERICA a 100 times. These immigrant types tend to be opportunist-conservatives. After all, they left their own nations behind to seek out more success and wealth in the US. (People say they wanna go to America for ‘equality’, but this is BS. The whole move is about going from inferior poorer nation to superior richer nation. The move itself is predicated on want of something better, not on equality. Also, immigrants-of-ambition believe they have a better chance of winning in the US. If people want to be equal with most of humanity, no sense in going to the US. After all, the average person in the world is much poorer than an American.)

    Cuckservatives are brown-nosers who will say whatever to win the approval the current GOP elites. They will do ANYTHING to score points with the Power. They will turn against their own race and nation to serve Neocons and globalism just to gain privilege for themselves.

    These immigrant Asian kids are not blind. They came from cultures that suck up to officialdom and the power. And they’ve been raised by parents to sidle up to the Power in the US to get ahead, and so, they go with PC as their meal-ticket. Being young and naive, they may sincerely take PC to heart, but the main reason for their gravitation to it has to do with their innate conservative respect for Power and hierarchy. It is conservatism of opportunism, the tendency to do or say anything to move up the social ladder.

    It’s like what Dereswicz wrote in THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR.

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    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    Exactly. Very good comment.
    , @dfordoom

    This is the sorry side of conservatism.
     
    You've nailed it.
  79. It’s also sickening how our culture actively pushes ethnic minorities to despise the US. It’s just madness. Many immigrants come relieved and grateful to be in America, but then their children find new ways to feel oppressed, largely because they’re urged to in school.

    That’s not our culture.

    Ask Princeton Day School and Stanford. They’ll tell you.

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  80. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anon
    I'm kind of surprised he doesn't identify as queer.

    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=7m33s

    College application should just be turned into auditions of who is most shameless PC in drama queen fashion.

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  81. @gjjd
    Please look at average outgoing salaries at Stanford, and then delete your comment. You are making us all look bad.

    I’m sure the Great Khan had quite the outgoing salary.

    Doesn’t make him admirable.

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  82. @Triumph104

    Isn’t it odd that he supports black lives matter so heartily, and yet his preferred presidential candidate, O’Malley, got into a kerfuffle for declaring all lives matter at a public forum?
     

    The one piece of the puzzle that didn’t fit is that he worked for O’Malley, who famously said “All Lives Matter” before his subsequent struggle session epiphany.
     
    The application to Stanford was probably a joke. It only cost $90 (the application fee) and was worth every penny.


    Martin O'Malley:
    https://twitter.com/MartinOMalley/status/849263893985808384

    He had to do the BLM stunt to get the stink of O’Malley off him.

    That’s how the SJW mafia rolls.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    I don't follow politics and had never heard of Martin O'Malley until yesterday, but Ziad Ahmed still wants to work with O'Malley, if that means anything.

    https://twitter.com/ziadtheactivist/status/849264941404213249

  83. In related news, conservative dad proved right on ancestry, liberal Hollywood daughter proved wrong:

    https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/eva-longorias-surprising-dna-test/

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    • Replies: @gregor
    Jessica Alba did a test on a talk show and the results came back 87% European.

    Michelle Rodriguez was 72% Euro on Finding your Roots (and 21% African).

    These "latinas" are always massively disappointed to find out they're mostly European.

    Linda Chavez was 73% Euro, 21% Middle Eastern (Marrano), and only 6% Amerindian.
    , @Veritatis
    The only way Longoria has 70% spanish anything is if her great-grandparents ate a couple of Conquistadores. Un-pc but true.
  84. @Lugash
    He has the same creepy/goofy smile as FEC head Ajit Pai.

    I’m fighting an inclination to, if not hate, intensely dislike this twit.

    That Sarsour woman is on my “don’t like” list too.

    I’d better shut up. Writing those two sentences may now be a crime in Canada, after Trudope’s latest law against “Islamophobia.”

    But this goes far past Islam. He’s including every victim group he can find.

    But the main emphasis seems to hatred of whitey.

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  85. This is so depressing. If it’s any consolation, I impregnated a muslima married to an Indian Muslim. I have proof..

    She’s a pretty white Algerian girl. Super white skin with Raven hair. Tres bien

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  86. If Unz has enabled a GoogleSearch-like key logger in the text box, they can read my aborted attempts at making fun of the Ted Talk. All wasted time trying to be funny about the fact that he said literally nothing of substance for 20 minutes. Clickbait, indeed.

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  87. @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton’s dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    The Chinese tend to be very superstitious.

    Perhaps it wears off after a generation or two.

    Or the reverse, the Euro-descendants get interested in their beliefs: feng shui is getting kind of trendy in places. I read a book on it.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, the "shui" part means water. The big thing is to have a view of some water, be it the ocean, a lake, maybe even a sewer plan would do in a pinch.

    Funny thing is, most of these people can't swim. Go figure. The Chinese need to put down their Confusius books for a spell, take a few tokes, and lighten up with that superstition bit.
  88. Princeton Day School. Tuition $34,600.

    That is where US elites are comimg from, not public schools. If you look at bios of recent billionaire types you dont see public school. That includes famous public school Stuyvesant HS in NYC.

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    • Replies: @Lot

    Princeton Day School. Tuition $34,600.
     
    He also went to Cornell's summer school program, which is where he met the other two SJW Tiger Cubs pictured above. Price for that is about $2200 per week.
  89. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Funny that none of these subcons are interested in the one part of the world that truly really needs upper class influential ‘social justice warriors’, namely the Indian subcontinent.

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    interned with Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in her district office

    This means zilch– the only work for interns at the district offices, of which most districts have several, is logging phone calls into the computer from geezers wanting a flag flown at the Capitol Building or a congratulations letter for a 50th wedding anniversary. Career highlights include answering an email from an intern in D.C. (who also wouldn’t be allowed near the lowliest policy work, but might graduate to be Timothy Simons’s lanyard-clutching character on “Veep”)

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  91. @Anon
    This is the sorry side of conservatism.

    These Asians/Muslims may seem 'liberal/progressive', but they are essentially of a conservative mindset. Not in the ideological sense but in the hierarchical and striving sense. Conservatism is about respect of authority and playing by the games to win acceptance/approval by the entrenched powers-that-be that hold the levers on sanctimony and taboos. Since the reigning orthodoxy of the US is PC, these conservative-minded Asians/Muslims will do whatever that is officially approved and sanctioned to move up the socio-economic ladder. They will espouse and parrot 'liberal-leftist-progressive' sentiments. They may not consciously know they're acting like this, but they are. It's like anyone with ambition in Christian Europe made all the correct noises about God and Jesus even though Christianity is NOT a materialist creed and actually condemns desire for worldly success.

    Of course, there is another kind of conservatism, one of heritage and loyalty to a specific people. Pat Buchanan had core convictions and sticks with them.
    But there is another kind of conservatism that just wants to win the approval of the power and the authority. If elite institutions in the US were conservative, this Muslim kid would have written I LOVE AMERICA AND GOD BLESS AMERICA a 100 times. These immigrant types tend to be opportunist-conservatives. After all, they left their own nations behind to seek out more success and wealth in the US. (People say they wanna go to America for 'equality', but this is BS. The whole move is about going from inferior poorer nation to superior richer nation. The move itself is predicated on want of something better, not on equality. Also, immigrants-of-ambition believe they have a better chance of winning in the US. If people want to be equal with most of humanity, no sense in going to the US. After all, the average person in the world is much poorer than an American.)

    Cuckservatives are brown-nosers who will say whatever to win the approval the current GOP elites. They will do ANYTHING to score points with the Power. They will turn against their own race and nation to serve Neocons and globalism just to gain privilege for themselves.

    These immigrant Asian kids are not blind. They came from cultures that suck up to officialdom and the power. And they've been raised by parents to sidle up to the Power in the US to get ahead, and so, they go with PC as their meal-ticket. Being young and naive, they may sincerely take PC to heart, but the main reason for their gravitation to it has to do with their innate conservative respect for Power and hierarchy. It is conservatism of opportunism, the tendency to do or say anything to move up the social ladder.

    It's like what Dereswicz wrote in THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR.

    Exactly. Very good comment.

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  92. The kid may not even hate white people and, like most Asians, likely sees blacks as inferior to Asians. Asians are very driven and their culture doesn’t place a premium on honoring dominant cultures that aren’t their own. They are all about success for their family and he is just taking advantage of the system. I agree that this is a perfect case study as to why not to have non-white immigrants but the bigger problem is the globalists and lower-caste SJW who love to honor non whites who bash whites and white culture. Non whites would never tolerate this type of virtue signaling against their race. Muslims would be outraged if someone pulled this in one of their countries.

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    • Replies: @Eagle Eye

    lower-caste SJW who love to honor non whites who bash whites and white culture
     
    Precisely. Many people in the West seem unaware that caste consciousness and caste discrimination remains almost as rampant among current "MUSLIMS" in Bangladesh and Eastern India as it is among Hindus themselves.

    Muslims in these areas are often typically former lower-caste or even "untouchable" Hindus who converted to Islam in the hope of a gain in caste prestige, as witnessed by regular "anti-caste" campaigns among them.
  93. If he was back in Bangladesh, his family would just bribe the school. He is smart enough to see conning the school is the way it is done here.

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    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    If he was back in Bangladesh, his family would just bribe the school. He is smart enough to see conning the school is the way it is done here.
     
    You can bribe the school here too. It's just that the "number" is much bigger. About $10 million at Harvard these days, as rumor has it.
  94. @anonymous
    How can Bangladesh and other developing places develop when we are stealing their best talent? The West has to stop extracting the human capital of the world. The West needs to develop its own talent and leave the rest of the world alone to develop theirs.

    Bangladesh has about 170,000,000 problems.

    Being deprived of the genius and SJW activism of Ziad Ahmed is NOT one of Bangladesh’s problems.

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  95. “[Obama] had read about me, and he told me to keep doing the work I’m doing… he was so articulate…”

    Microaggression!

    Somebody needs to let this kid know about the Coalition of the Fringes Circular Firing Squad before he gets thrown out of Standford.

    What’s wrong with people that they think teens founding a consulting company to tell people about themselves is anything other than just “the current year” version of age-old adolescent self-involvement?

    Does anybody else remember when going to university meant struggling with your own identity–for example, finding God or losing one’s faith, or discovering what you’re actually good at and interested in? These kids are, still, kids after all.

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  96. @JohnnyWalker123
    Immigration is making America a more handsome country.

    https://twitter.com/ziadtheactivist/status/843580226693222401

    Well, at least it’s making the women handsomer…

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  97. @Lot
    No kid with that very gay voice whose top interests at 18 are "social justice" and "brand marketing" is straight. He will likely stay in the closet so as to not upset his inheritance from the hedge fund father.

    He can’t ever come out of the closet because it would undermine his narrative about “dichotomies.”

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  98. @jackson
    I live in adjacent S. Pasadena and my landscaper told me that the Chinese in San Marino will still sometimes soak the soil around the oaks with herbicide to slowly kill them so the city will let them build over the site. They'd get a nasty fine if caught cutting down a live one but dead ones aren't protected.

    In San Diego you can cut down trees in your yard all you want, no permit is needed. Your ability to build on your land is also completely unaffected by the current trees there.

    In practice most developments will need at least one variance from the city, so it helps to point out that your plan would preserve existing landscaping or involving nice new landscaping. Indeed, you can hold your mature trees here hostage, telling the city if you don’t get the variance for the plan you want, you will just cut down the trees and build one without variances.

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  99. @George
    Princeton Day School. Tuition $34,600.

    That is where US elites are comimg from, not public schools. If you look at bios of recent billionaire types you dont see public school. That includes famous public school Stuyvesant HS in NYC.

    Princeton Day School. Tuition $34,600.

    He also went to Cornell’s summer school program, which is where he met the other two SJW Tiger Cubs pictured above. Price for that is about $2200 per week.

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    • Replies: @George
    Anecdotal evidence: Public vs Private school

    Bill Gates https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside_School_(Seattle)
    Mark Zuckerberg https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_Exeter_Academy

    Cisco
    Leonard X. Bosack Catholic school https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Salle_College_High_School
    Sandy Lerner probably rural public school.

    Adopted and attended public school
    Larry Ellison, adopted, went to public school https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Shore_High_School_(Chicago)
    Steve jobs, adopted, went to public school
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_High_School_(Cupertino,_California)
  100. @Jeremy Cooper
    Let's please not adopt the moronic British practice of calling Indians and Arabs "Asians." Genetically and culturally, we shouldn't be placing them in the same category as Koreans and Chinese.

    We invented the English language so I would say we can use any terms we like.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    That's what the guy's sayin', Jim. You all use whatever confusing terms you like, and we should be more specific, like "Oriental" for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. and Indian for people from India and Bangladouche for those from that country and Burmese for those shaving-cream people.

    Sure, the term "Indian" has 2 meanings 1) People from India and 2) American Indians,
    but this can be clarified via 1) Dot vs. Feather or 2) Tech Support vs. Casino
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    It's a ridiculously prolapsed usage--everyone from Beirut to Tokyo is "Asian?"

    For a people who take pride in etiquette, why don't you call them what they call themselves?
  101. Steve,

    Current Rice U senior here. I’m sorry to say your alma mater is overrun with the same kind of glittering nonentities. It’s soul-killing. I can only imagine what it was like in your day, before it became another cookie cutter diversity daycare center. Were people…normal?

    Some examples of campus lunacy I encountered just today:

    1) On the windows of the architecture building facing towards Fondren and Willy’s Statue: “We. Won’t. Build. Your. Wall.” The windows on the other side of the building read “No ban. No wall. No hate.”

    2) On the doors to the student center, a huge rainbow painting advertising “Pride Week,” an event for the “Queer Resource Center.”

    3) In the commons of one of the residential colleges: Flyers that say “Trans people in bathrooms. Dan Patrick in toilet.”

    4) In the student center, in front of the token student coffee shop, a girl holding up a whiteboard with #Feminism on it asking female passersby if they’d like to talk about everyday sexism.

    And don’t get me started on the childishness of absolutely everything. You’d think the average age here were about 15 or 16. It really does run you down after a while.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Current Rice U senior here. I’m sorry to say your alma mater is overrun with the same kind of glittering nonentities. It’s soul-killing.

    That's the purpose. It's afraid it is intended to demoralize you and kill your soul.
  102. I was a bit surprised when my own kids were both rejected by Stanford: their test scores were higher than most of the kids who were admitted, their coursework far, far beyond most of the kids who were admitted, they had unusual and meaty extra-curriculars; furthermore, my wife and I are both Stanford grads — hence, they should have had the “legacy” advantage.

    But, this article makes clear that Stanford today is not the Stanford my wife and I attended.

    By the way, both of my kids got into the UCLA School of Engineering.

    Perhaps the gods of college admissions were smiling on us, after all.

    Dave Miller in Sacramento

    P.S. We’re also saving over $50K per year with two kids at UCLA vs. two at Stanford!

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    Dave,

    I'm also a Stanford alum and among the other (local community, not college-related) volunteering work I'm involved with I happen to do alumnus interviews for undergraduate applicants. I get about 10 of these kids steered my way each year, and since Palo Alto High is not in my backyard, results are in line with the rather dismal national acceptance average of just under 5%- meaning some years not a single kid I interview is accepted, other years 1 is accepted, another year maybe 2 are wait-listed.

    Anyway, doing this type of work makes you privy to certain information. I know, for example, that having a SAT Math score in the near-perfect, "Chuck Schumer", range massively improves your chances of acceptance, and yet still leaves you massively below an even shot for success. Ironically I do not know what weight the alum interview portion of the application process is given, but it does seem candidates I give the best marks to are the most likely to be admitted (which could mean no more than my knack for spotting the brightest, most capable kids is somewhat better than random).

    Demographically, my area is early 90's lower upper middle class, meaning there are a good number of East Asian applicants, but they are in no way dominant in terms of the applicant pool yet, and anathemas like poor little rich boy Bangladouche hedgefund princeling are still a generation or more away. Anyway, to protect the identity of the innocent (myself included), I will say in only the vaguest terms that while none of my Asian kids got accepted this year, I did get one white kid who was wait-listed. She didn't give any TED talks or start a bogus consultancy. All she had to do was get orphaned at the age of 10.
    , @Anonymous
    Well, did they write #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on their applications?

    We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn't end up getting in. I mentioned I didn't think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants. His Progressive, bleeding heart, pathologically altruistic response was that those students are poor and need advantages. Meanwhile, his son went to a public university in the South with a full scholarship. It doesn't have a reputation as good as UCLA's, but it does have a good reputation.
    , @Ed
    Not much will change unless Harvard changes. It currently puts an emphasis on social activism in its admissions process. The other elite schools follow suit and the status grasping bourgeois make sure their kids check all of the boxes.

    If Harvard required a Latin entrance exam, Latin would be all the rage.
  103. A few months ago I had to submit some grad school recommendations.

    For one of them — NYU Steinhardt, I think — I had to evaluate the candidate on their commitment to social justice.

    On a 1-10 point scale, iirc.

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  104. @Selvar
    I think the Asian tiger SJW phenomenon is a good argument that Kevin MacDonald’s Culture of Critique thesis applies to most high IQ, upwardly mobile minorities, not just Jews. As a rule, market dominant minorities, assuming they don't assimilate, will seek to undermine and subvert the traditional culture of the majority so as to secure their own position against a nativist backlash.

    All minorities do this to some extent, but high IQ market dominant minorities such as East Asians and Jews have the capability to influence the primary institutions of society (government, business, media, academia etc…) to a much greater extent than low IQ minorities such as blacks do. This thesis explains why East Asians who are born in the U.S. tend to be much more leftist than their first generation immigrant parents, and certainly much more leftist than their counterparts in the old country. The same applies to Jews living in the West compared to Jews living in Israel. I think the vast majority of anti-Semitic theories are frankly insane, but there is no denying the above reality.

    Jews in America are not market dominant minorities as the term was used by Chua. There are situations where more than 50% of the private economy are controlled by the MDM.

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  105. @Sparkling Wiggle

    He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist. Ziad founded a teen organization, redefy (www.redefy.org), committed to furthering equality. Redefy has grown immensely with over 250 students internationally on the team, over 3,000 likes on facebook, and over 60,000 hits on redefy.org.

    ...

    As an aspiring entrepeneuer, Ziad has co-founded JÜV Consulting Inc. (www.juvconsulting.com), which is a youth consulting confirm.
     
    I'm not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy's website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you're an instant visionary.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test--that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you're just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?

    Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?

    Yeah, sometimes you just gotta tweet “WTF”.

    Stanford could really use a guy like you, Ziad.*

    * I am pissed I could not find that line on youtube. Those youtube people better get their act together!

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  106. @bored identity



    "...He said that his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice are intertwined,..."

     

    Although youth schizoprenia could be a very serious issue, this particular Bangladouche is just another over-certified, opportunistic Taqiya practitioner.

    Bangladouche ;=}

    Ha ha, did you make that up? If so, I am jealous.

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    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    "Bangladouche" is great, no question. But "Achmed E. Newman" cracks me up every time I see it. There's a lot of cleverness in these parts.
  107. @TheBoom
    If he was back in Bangladesh, his family would just bribe the school. He is smart enough to see conning the school is the way it is done here.

    If he was back in Bangladesh, his family would just bribe the school. He is smart enough to see conning the school is the way it is done here.

    You can bribe the school here too. It’s just that the “number” is much bigger. About $10 million at Harvard these days, as rumor has it.

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  108. @bored identity



    "...He said that his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice are intertwined,..."

     

    Although youth schizoprenia could be a very serious issue, this particular Bangladouche is just another over-certified, opportunistic Taqiya practitioner.

    “Bangladouche” … Love that.

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  109. Gaze upon your coming president. The Chief Hallucination Officer is ideal to complete Barack the Choomer’s vision for America.

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  110. Shameless and insufferable, certainly, but note that the golden princeling of authenticity filled up an AA slot. It’s like the old Math Department wheeze of hiring Argentinian Jews to fill the Latino quota.

    No, rather than anguish and bitterness, I see a great vista of future trolling. The Bangladouche is so perfectly phony that the heart simply soars, particularly when he rubs shoulders with similar phonies like Hillary, Barack, Michelle and who knows who else.

    Don’t forget to ask your friends at Very Smart Brothas to congratulate their new Rachel Dolezal on getting into Stanford. Yo, may the best man win, buddy! You beat us fair and square, man! Me, I only wrote #blacklivesmatter ten times, you got me there, thassum work ethic my brotha! We always knew you’d get out of the ghetto and have a great career widout acting white!

    https://imgflip.com/i/1mpj21

    https://imgflip.com/i/1mpj64

    and a toast to the future: https://imgflip.com/i/1mpixd

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  111. Reminder: Pronounce #blacklivesmatter with a subcontinental accent from now on.

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  112. @JDG1980
    It's long past time to defund American universities (at least outside the STEM fields, where useful work is still being done). Why should taxpayer money subsidize what are effectively partisan think tanks?

    Stop subsidizing liberal arts degrees at 4-year universities. Put that money into expanded Vo-Tech education at community colleges instead. Do a serious investigation into the oversized endowments of the Ivy League, and their above-market rates of return.

    Cassidy & Associates was the biggest lobbying firm in DC for a long time. Gerry Cassidy, of Brooklyn and Queens, founded it and pioneered using congressional ear-marks for universities.

    As an old-school FDR Catholic, he didn’t think it was right that already rich Ivy League schools got all the post war federal research funding by default and so he began steering federal money via earmarks to land grant schools and state universities.

    It was a brilliant political move and rather populist… maybe something like that could happen again in a Trump admin. Cassidy retired in 2012 but maybe he and Trump would get along…

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  113. @Days of Broken Arrows
    I agree with this.

    I think this kid's family bought his way into Stanford with both their wealth, prestige, and connections. His "Black Lives Matter" rant isn't about that at all. It's about the way rich kids can put ANYTHING on their applications, and they'll be accepted.

    My guess is that he (or Chelsea) could have written "I must not think bad thoughts" dozens of times on the application and they'd have gotten into Stanford. Colleges -- some of them, anyway -- are not in the habit of turning down the kids of wealthy, influential people.

    The difference between today and years ago is that way back when, the rich wouldn't boast about things like this. They didn't want to expose the ruse. Today, bragging seems OK.

    This might have been virtue signaling but it also unwittingly provided an example of how the rich are different from you and me.

    As I wrote on the previous thread

    The college admissions process is, as Mitchell L. Stevens writes in Creating a Class, a way of “laundering privilege.”

    https://theamericanscholar.org/on-political-correctness/#

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  114. Odd are the father hired a PR firm that got his son’s consulting firm in print.

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    @PiltdownMan
    He seems have been into the race hustle early in life, in 10th grade. Or earlier. Also, he's a poet! And he is a regular on Huffington Post!!


    http://www.mtv.com/news/2195454/ziad-ahmed-iftar-president-obama/

    http://ziadahmedpoetry.tumblr.com/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/ziad-ahmed


    How could Harvard have not let him in? How could they??

    http://ziadahmedpoetry.tumblr.com/

    Good god, I have never seen someone self promote this relentlessly. He puts literally 30 hashtags on every poem to boost his signal and puts his name in the body of every post (on tumblr it can be non-obvious who wrote something if it’s been quoted multiple times).

    Truly terrifying.

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    • Replies: @Formerly CARealist
    But really, isn't all of social media just an exercise in self-promotion? Look at my vacation! Look at my kids! Look at my cooking! My workout! My car! My dog! My home!

    Frankly, modern America deserves this kid.
  116. @anon
    I'm kind of surprised he doesn't identify as queer.

    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=7m33s

    Combined with that full tooth grin in every photograph of him and a 16 year old boy having an interest in marketing, yeah:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaG5SAw1n0c

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    When I worked as an art director in advertising, one of the account managers I worked with was a young Chinese American woman. To my astonishment, she told me she had wanted to be an account person since childhood. It takes all kinds, I guess.
  117. @JohnnyWalker123
    Lots of South Asian male&female SJWs. There are some Asian female SJWs, but very few Asian male SJWs.

    For whatever reason, Asian males are not into the SJW movement.

    Arthur Chu? Jay Caspian Kang? Maybe East Asians aren’t as numerous but they are certainly in the club.

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  118. @Wilkey
    "He is an American-Muslim, Bangladeshi, and passionate social justice activist."

    Wow, what a hero.

    He should move back to Bangladesh and "passionately seek social justice" for Christians, gays, Anglos, trannies, Jews, apostate Muslims, and illegal immigrants from Africa.

    Did it ever occur to these assholes that if a person "fighting for social justice" can get into pretty much any college in the country and has no reason to fear for his safety in 99.9999% of white neighborhoods in the country that there really isn't any "social justice" left to fight for?

    If he had walked through 10 black neighborhoods wearing an #AllLivesMatter t-shirt he would have a) shown infinitely more courage; b) not been admitted to Stanford, Princeton or Yale; and c) would now be six feet under and facing Mecca, assuming they ever managed to find his body.

    Or the indigenous hill people whom the Bengalis have been mercilessly ethnically cleansing (Even into the areas they have been spilling over into illegally in India) for decades, mostly pointlessly, but they weren’t Muslims , so, you know…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chittagong_Hill_Tracts_conflict

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  119. @Days of Broken Arrows
    I agree with this.

    I think this kid's family bought his way into Stanford with both their wealth, prestige, and connections. His "Black Lives Matter" rant isn't about that at all. It's about the way rich kids can put ANYTHING on their applications, and they'll be accepted.

    My guess is that he (or Chelsea) could have written "I must not think bad thoughts" dozens of times on the application and they'd have gotten into Stanford. Colleges -- some of them, anyway -- are not in the habit of turning down the kids of wealthy, influential people.

    The difference between today and years ago is that way back when, the rich wouldn't boast about things like this. They didn't want to expose the ruse. Today, bragging seems OK.

    This might have been virtue signaling but it also unwittingly provided an example of how the rich are different from you and me.

    Great observation, Arrow. Worthy of the iSteve “noticing spirit.”

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  120. I think I’ll just declare myself a muzzie, grow a beard and wear a burlap feed sack to work, and for every work assignment and every client, I’ll hand them a 30-page document that says Black Lives Matter 10,000 times. I’ll dare them to fire me and call the SPLC and ACLU to my rescue. I’ll also ‘telework’ 5 days/week and claim that I need to do it for religious purposes b/c the employer doesn’t provide prayer rugs that meet my standards, nor do they have a separate prayer room or a place to wash my feet that meets my standards–not in the horse trough out back, as I will demand that every washroom in the building be retrofitted in the name of inclusiveness and social justice and my religious freedom. Not just the men’s rooms either, all of them — b/c one day I might decide I need to use the wymyn’s, and I sure hope we aren’t turning into North Carolina (bigoted racist sexist homephobes that they are). This is diversity played out to its logical ends in todays’ multicultural psychotic US of A.

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    And it's why Vox Day advises corporations to be very careful not to hire SJWs. They'll be trouble from day one.
  121. @Sid
    This is a key reason why I find myself more and more opposed to legal immigration altogether each year.

    His dad worked at Citi and has his own hedgefund... Great, model immigrant, right? His son is still stealing slots from our "top" schools and Affirmative Action rights from blacks, all the while bashing the United States, our history, and our culture.

    The boy has no original thoughts, has done nothing but pad his resume, but is still showered with praise and support from Hillary, Obama, and the other loser. Oh, dear, and he's still oppressed!

    It's also sickening how our culture actively pushes ethnic minorities to despise the US. It's just madness. Many immigrants come relieved and grateful to be in America, but then their children find new ways to feel oppressed, largely because they're urged to in school.

    In summary, I don't see the benefit in accepting immigrants if their children will take our spots and hate us while doing it. If you're able to work on STEM projects, maybe, but if you're just here to enrich yourself in fields like finance or law, then stay home and fix your own country.

    Yes. I agree with you; but who is at the forefront of encouraging these attitudes? White, upper class liberals and liberal Jews.
    - These self-loathers are the real cancer.

    - I am one of these Brown legal immigrants. I loathe these “activists” and the concept of “social justice”. If people hate Whites so much, why for god’s sake do they move to White countries?

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    White, upper class liberals and liberal Jews.
    - These self-loathers are the real cancer.
     
    They don't loathe themselves, they loathe you.
    , @dfordoom

    Yes. I agree with you; but who is at the forefront of encouraging these attitudes? White, upper class liberals and liberal Jews.
    - These self-loathers are the real cancer.
     
    Are they self-loathers? Most of these liberals end up with well-paid jobs in the liberal/globalist establishment. Some even get a shot at power of a sort.

    If you're a liberal but you're not smart enough to do an actual university degree you just do one of these Mickey Mouse soft degrees and you get a cushy well-remunerated job that involves no actual work.

    I'd say that a lot of them are just gaming the system to feather their own nests. Cynical, hypocritical and dishonest yes but not self-loathing. They don't even hate their own kind, since they identify as liberals rather than as white people. And they don't hate liberals. They just hate bad white people - you know, like working-class or rural white people.
  122. @Achmed E. Newman
    Bangladouche ;=}

    Ha ha, did you make that up? If so, I am jealous.

    “Bangladouche” is great, no question. But “Achmed E. Newman” cracks me up every time I see it. There’s a lot of cleverness in these parts.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I did not make that name up, Chris, though I wish I could honestly take credit for it. I did think "Peak Stupidity" independently from others though, so there's that.

    I started using this handle because I wanted to try commenting without knowing it would take without real email, etc., so I didn't spend time on thinking about it. It's possible this name was from a guy on here even, but probably more like zerohedge - there is (or at least was a year ago and back) a funny crowd on there.
  123. @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    Same thing with Hong Kongers cutting down all the cherry trees in suburban Toronto in the 80s and 90s for Feng Sui reasons. (They and Indian immigrants also had a habit of tearing down the houses themselves to build garish McMansions) It’s still a problem.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    A small price to pay for diversity, the new religion of the left.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Back in 1987, Mr. T got a lot of flack for cutting down all the street on and estate he bought in Lake Forest.

    GENTEEL CHICAGO SUBURB RAGES OVER MR. T'S TREE MASSACRE
    By DIRK JOHNSON, Special to the New York Times

    LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 29— In this wealthy old community, a bastion of gentility and reserve, the leading citizens would hardly be expected to greet Mohawk hair styles.

    But in the case of Mr. T, the gruff, burly, television actor, it was not the way he trimmed his hair that sent this Chicago suburb into an uproar, but rather the way he trimmed his property.

    In recent weeks, Mr. T, reportedly suffering from allergies, has already cut down more than a hundred of the oak trees on his English Tudor estate here, violating an unwritten code of esthetics in this picturesque town along the shore of Lake Michigan.

    Angry residents here are calling it ''The Lake Forest Chain Saw Massacre.''
     
    NOTE: The New York Times dared refer to a black man as "burly" in that benighted era. Shame!

    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/30/us/genteel-chicago-suburb-rages-over-mr-t-s-tree-massacre.html

    http://chicago.curbed.com/2011/6/22/10460682/revisiting-mr-ts-1987-lake-forest-chainsaw-massacre
  124. Classic Coalition of the Fringes article from iSteve digitally profiting from the narrative with manufactured outrage.

    You have bright, energetic human beings who happen to be other than white who came from hard working religious familie sand who are “conning” precious college slots from “good whites” and “deserving blacks” because of their YouTube documented political activism.

    Indeed, those young hatemongers, along with “bad whites”, who are denigrating America.

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  125. @gjjd
    Please look at average outgoing salaries at Stanford, and then delete your comment. You are making us all look bad.

    It is time to cross off those offering such salaries.

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  126. But:

    Stanford Report, May 5, 2004 — Diversity efforts celebrated, questioned by minority alumni

    Nearly 750 minority alumni attended the university’s first-ever conference on diversity efforts, titled “Community, Diversity and Excellence — Celebrating Stanford’s Minority Alumni.”…The subject of much discussion was the task force report on minority alumni relations,…The report also showed that minority alumni give at slightly lower rates than nonminority alumni, as well as smaller dollar amounts,…

    I think the difference is very probably not as ‘slight’ as they would have you believe.

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  127. “A modern day crusader in the Church of PC is invited to study at several competing PC seminaries.”

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  128. There needs to be a succinct word to describe the South Asians, Carribeans, Africans, and middle-class mulattos who piggyback on affirmative action for slave-descended blacks. From Obama to Ziad Ahmed.

    Coconut describes some who is brown on the outside, white on the inside. Banana is a similar term for Asians who are culturally white. What would be a plant or animal which attaches itself to another animal to gain advantage. Brood parasites perhaps? Bro parasites? Amistad Cuckoos? Coon Cuckoos? Morgan Freeloaders?

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    • Replies: @rw95
    I'm pretty sure south Asians are included in the "Asian" category, and are hurt by affirmative action worse than whites.
  129. The kid appears to have no real accomplishments, but just that Potemkin-Village resumé of his may earn him the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  130. Life in a Souq Selling Watches …

    Take Ziad Ahmed back to his own culture and put him in a stall in a souq selling fake Rolex watches to gullible Western tourists. You get the idea. Parked in his stall, he’s back in his own cultural milieu, including a thinly masked disdain for the people who buy his fake Rolex watches.

    As well-traveled people know, it’s part of Ziad’s culture to openly cheat everyone not part of his family or clan before they cheat you. You can get really good at this … the cheating … because it’s universal and permeates everything in their society.

    Displace Zaid from his low-trust, clan-based society and place him in a high trust, beyond-kin altruistic society and the fake Rolex’s (or strident anti-White activism … whatever is selling ) roll out of his stall like hotcakes on a Sunday morning.

    Perhaps we should share Zaid’s thinly masked disdain for the people buying his anti-White activism. But who can blame him? The Westerners are so gullible. They’ll fall for anything. You just have to read them and use their trust against them. It’s a time-honored tradition: Ahmed Mohamed and his clock … Ahmed Chalabi and his Iraqi National Congress … and Ziad Ahmed and his anti-White activism.

    Oh, the benefits of living in a vibrant multicultural society … this is trending.

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  131. «Because, in Ziad’s words, ‘ignorance can be defeated through education.’» – Mr. B. H. Obama

    Did you know that? Not a lot of people know that.

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  132. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "He said that his Islamic faith and his commitment to justice are intertwined, and he would not be a good Muslim if he turned a blind eye to the injustices the black community faces on a daily basis."

    I wonder whether this professed Muslim could pass the kind of quiz that jihadi hostage-takers sometimes used to distinguish believers from kafirs. How many times has he read the Quran? While reading it, did he find any passages he, as a social justice warrior, disagrees with (e.g., 9:5)? Does he practice isbaal, or even know what isbaal is?

    I wonder whether this professed Muslim could pass the kind of quiz that jihadi hostage-takers sometimes used to distinguish believers from kafirs. How many times has he read the Quran? While reading it, did he find any passages he, as a social justice warrior, disagrees with

    Also, his dad’s racket on Wall Street as hedgefund manager would violate Islamic rules against usury according to any but the most tendentious readings of the law.

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  133. If in fact traits of personality are heritable, the parents of this kid should do the right thing and get themselves sterilized.

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  134. Among Ziad’s table-mates were Samantha Elauf, who won a Supreme Court case against the Abercrombie company after she was denied employment because she wore a traditional head scarf; Munir Khalif, the child of Somali immigrants who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools and created an organization to help children in East Africa get an education; …

    What can be more annoying than witnessing these twerps exploiting the good faith and trust of Americans who just want to help the disadvantaged? They then get praised by the media and our most respected politicians!

    And we can barely even talk about this in polite society.

    These people need an attitude adjustment. They see no shame in this behavior. It’s nauseating to behold.

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  135. @Rod1963

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?
     
    Apparently not. And yes the prep is the test so to speak. Stuff a bunch of a extracurriculars in your cv to get the admin officer to notice you. Of course being a Muslim and minority helps as well. It doesn't hurt mom is a legacy and dad is rich as hell. He's already part of the elite in this country.

    Ambitious whites ought to copy Ahmed's playbook. Say you set up a soup kitchen and charity for the homeless and also worked for a animal rescue shelter, etc. Stuff that shows individual initiative and that you're not some insipid beta material for the cube farm.

    If you're really white, get a nice tan or at least use that tan in a bottle and die your hair black or brown for the stock photo.

    And get one of those ancestor/23 and me tests. Maybe with a little luck you might find a bit of Indian or Black blood in your lineage. Then claim minority status on the admissions form. And they won't dare contradict you if you show them the evidence.

    No need for the DNA tests, all American Indian Tribes forbid DNA testing , probably since many tribe members are 99% Caucasian…

    White Americans should start adopting Conquistador names, to claim hispanic heritage…Ones surname is more important than genetic profiles or hair color. It is easy to change ones surname, wives have been doing it for centuries…I expect many Oriental people may start doing this when they realize the discrimination against East Asians. Imagine that many with the surname Liu and Yang become Lopez and Cortés.

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  136. This invader has no business being in our lands. It is a declaration of war by the elite universities against the traditional America.

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  137. @Sid
    This is a key reason why I find myself more and more opposed to legal immigration altogether each year.

    His dad worked at Citi and has his own hedgefund... Great, model immigrant, right? His son is still stealing slots from our "top" schools and Affirmative Action rights from blacks, all the while bashing the United States, our history, and our culture.

    The boy has no original thoughts, has done nothing but pad his resume, but is still showered with praise and support from Hillary, Obama, and the other loser. Oh, dear, and he's still oppressed!

    It's also sickening how our culture actively pushes ethnic minorities to despise the US. It's just madness. Many immigrants come relieved and grateful to be in America, but then their children find new ways to feel oppressed, largely because they're urged to in school.

    In summary, I don't see the benefit in accepting immigrants if their children will take our spots and hate us while doing it. If you're able to work on STEM projects, maybe, but if you're just here to enrich yourself in fields like finance or law, then stay home and fix your own country.

    I couldn’t agree more. I want NO more non-European (in the historical sense) immigration at all and forever into this country. Even if they are married to a Derb like man.

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  138. @gjjd
    Please look at average outgoing salaries at Stanford, and then delete your comment. You are making us all look bad.

    You’re new around here, aren’t you.

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  139. it’s not virtue, it’s des-virtue,

    Whites are in purgatory, but ”well-intentioned” without neurons go to…

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  140. @jim jones
    We invented the English language so I would say we can use any terms we like.

    That’s what the guy’s sayin’, Jim. You all use whatever confusing terms you like, and we should be more specific, like “Oriental” for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. and Indian for people from India and Bangladouche for those from that country and Burmese for those shaving-cream people.

    Sure, the term “Indian” has 2 meanings 1) People from India and 2) American Indians,
    but this can be clarified via 1) Dot vs. Feather or 2) Tech Support vs. Casino

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    Whoever said "Oriental" is more specific?
    , @fooco1
    Or more accurately: Aryan (people from India, it's a native Hindi word for Hindus after all) vs. Mongoloid (ie "american" indian, lol).

    Dravidians and Muslims don't really count (according to the 500 million people across the 250+ Aryan tribes of India)...so they can be lumped together in a "Dravidim" category I suppose.

  141. Pretty funny that a Martin O’Malley campaign minion gets into Stanford by chanting Black Lives Matter 100 times, O’Malley being one of the bete noirs of the BLM movement for empowering the Baltimore PD to kick ass and take names in the ghetto.

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  142. So the Fabulous Ziad says, in relation to his school mates, “so many people were being inhibited because of who society told them to be, because of these norms, these standards that are unfair and baseless.”

    LOL!!! The SJW types never cease from promoting the notion that mean, old society is forcing people into rigid gender roles, which is a colossal lie, but they all somehow believe it even though everyone they hang around with is, somehow, not fitting into rigid gender roles.

    An honest version of Ziad would say, “And I was pleasantly surprised to realize that many of my school mates didn’t realize how easily they could game the system by playing up their gender role ‘differences,’ whether real or manufactured. This clearly was going to decrease my competition when striving for important, resume padding do nothing jobs with prominent politicians and organizations that openly give preference to those with ‘different’ gender identities. The game was on, and I was right out in front.”

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  143. Steve, if you like these psycho Asians, you should check out Manveer Heir. Interestingly, he’s so racist against Whites that even a lot of the squishy gamers hate his guts (didn’t help that he was associated with Mass Effect: Andromeda).

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  144. All I want for Christmas is ………. For this fool to work in a warehouse like the one I worked in – where all the ” folks ” were on parole , probation , or should have been . He wouldn’t last one day . Btw his shirt is appropriate since everyone knows Sonny Liston took a dive against Ali . That was a fraud and so is all this .

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    Archie Moore appears to have done a far more convincing job of throwing his fight against Clay/Ali.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FZBzGhxERg
    Ali reportedly had a sub 80 IQ, and was illiterate despite finishing High School.
    Wonder what this kid's IQ is?
  145. @PhysicistDave
    I was a bit surprised when my own kids were both rejected by Stanford: their test scores were higher than most of the kids who were admitted, their coursework far, far beyond most of the kids who were admitted, they had unusual and meaty extra-curriculars; furthermore, my wife and I are both Stanford grads -- hence, they should have had the "legacy" advantage.

    But, this article makes clear that Stanford today is not the Stanford my wife and I attended.

    By the way, both of my kids got into the UCLA School of Engineering.

    Perhaps the gods of college admissions were smiling on us, after all.

    Dave Miller in Sacramento

    P.S. We're also saving over $50K per year with two kids at UCLA vs. two at Stanford!

    Dave,

    I’m also a Stanford alum and among the other (local community, not college-related) volunteering work I’m involved with I happen to do alumnus interviews for undergraduate applicants. I get about 10 of these kids steered my way each year, and since Palo Alto High is not in my backyard, results are in line with the rather dismal national acceptance average of just under 5%- meaning some years not a single kid I interview is accepted, other years 1 is accepted, another year maybe 2 are wait-listed.

    Anyway, doing this type of work makes you privy to certain information. I know, for example, that having a SAT Math score in the near-perfect, “Chuck Schumer”, range massively improves your chances of acceptance, and yet still leaves you massively below an even shot for success. Ironically I do not know what weight the alum interview portion of the application process is given, but it does seem candidates I give the best marks to are the most likely to be admitted (which could mean no more than my knack for spotting the brightest, most capable kids is somewhat better than random).

    Demographically, my area is early 90′s lower upper middle class, meaning there are a good number of East Asian applicants, but they are in no way dominant in terms of the applicant pool yet, and anathemas like poor little rich boy Bangladouche hedgefund princeling are still a generation or more away. Anyway, to protect the identity of the innocent (myself included), I will say in only the vaguest terms that while none of my Asian kids got accepted this year, I did get one white kid who was wait-listed. She didn’t give any TED talks or start a bogus consultancy. All she had to do was get orphaned at the age of 10.

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  146. For what it’s worth, I just found out yesterday that a young lady I know has been accepted to Harvard in the fall as an entering freshman (previously accepted to Yale as well). She is at the same Catholic high school as my sons and does not engage in any of these SJW rites. It helps that she is absolutely brilliant and is planning to study computer science, but she earned it the old-fashioned way.

    Two others at the school were also accepted to Yale and neither of them are SJW resume-padders either. One of them is a African-American girl, who is a phenomenal sprinter and relay runner and great student and young lady. The other is a young man whose parents are from Mexico (but very upper-middle class) and who is likewise brilliant. All three of these were at least NMSQT semifinalists, and while involved is sports/clubs at schools, not into the kind of crap that this NJ kid is pulling.

    There is still some hope.

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    There is still hope?

    A Black and a Mexican were admitted to Yale, but how many equally, or better, qualified White students were not admitted?

    The crap that the NJ kid is pulling is thought his own initiative, but these students are likely benefiting from crap pulled by the larger movement, they're admitted under lower standards due to the race.

    This is not worth celebrating.
  147. Whatever happened to ‘BlackLivesMatter,’ anyway?

    The pervasive ‘intersectionality’ of its leadership has turned out to be real obstacle to BLM catching on with straight blacks.

    That and its popularity with old lesbians and Hillary Clinton ( but I repeat…) and people like Crock Boy here.

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  148. @Frau Katze

    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton’s dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.
     
    The Chinese tend to be very superstitious.

    Perhaps it wears off after a generation or two.

    Or the reverse, the Euro-descendants get interested in their beliefs: feng shui is getting kind of trendy in places. I read a book on it.

    Yeah, the “shui” part means water. The big thing is to have a view of some water, be it the ocean, a lake, maybe even a sewer plan would do in a pinch.

    Funny thing is, most of these people can’t swim. Go figure. The Chinese need to put down their Confusius books for a spell, take a few tokes, and lighten up with that superstition bit.

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  149. Chrysonomous – nice pickup on the “articulate” micro aggression . Bored Identity – Bangladouche LOLzzzzz

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  150. His company sounds like something Aziz Ansari’s character would have come up with on Parks and Recreation.

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  151. @JohnnyWalker123
    Lots of South Asian male&female SJWs. There are some Asian female SJWs, but very few Asian male SJWs.

    For whatever reason, Asian males are not into the SJW movement.

    Feeling is mutual – SJW movement not into them.

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  152. @Yan Shen
    A follow up to my previous post...

    Despite the success of South Asians in this country, I'm not sure I would necessarily describe them as Tiger Children or the product of the Tiger Mother ethos. It seems to me that that phenomenon is more accurately rooted in the cultural sphere of Confucian East Asia and hence should mostly apply to East Asian Americans in this country.

    In fact, I would be fairly surprised if on a per capita basis East Asians were even remotely as closely represented in the SJW racket as white, black, or Hispanic Americans were. (And perhaps even compared to South Asian Americans as well.) Confucian East Asia mostly emphasizes personal agency and responsibility in the form of hard work. We've all heard of that Chinese expression "eating bitterness" that characterizes so well the quintessential East Asian mentality when it comes to getting ahead in life. The idea that the fate of the individual is largely due to forces beyond one's control and inimical to the ability of one to succeed is by and large foreign to the East Asian mindset. In that respect, the mentality of "eating bitterness" truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for "social justice".

    Right, because no other group of immigrants to America ever “ate bitterness” in order that their kids could succeed.

    The memory of bitterness fades quickly. The coddled son of an Asian professional will hear stories about how grandpa worked like a dog at his little grocery store but they will mean nothing to him and he will emulate his other rich white friends and become a fashionable leftist. The only reason it hasn’t happened yet is that it is too soon. Given them another generation or two and they will be indistinguishable from upscale whites.

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  153. @Dan Hayes
    Triumph104:

    Hopefully she is more than what her acceptors bargained for - poetic justice!

    Again LOL to her in her academic sojourn in the Enemy Camp.

    Enemy camp? Social justice is another version of cafeteria Christianity, which is what all versions of Christianity are. As long as the religious SJWs keep Jeeezus to a minimum, they’re always welcome at the anti-racist table.

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  154. @TheBoom
    The kid may not even hate white people and, like most Asians, likely sees blacks as inferior to Asians. Asians are very driven and their culture doesn't place a premium on honoring dominant cultures that aren't their own. They are all about success for their family and he is just taking advantage of the system. I agree that this is a perfect case study as to why not to have non-white immigrants but the bigger problem is the globalists and lower-caste SJW who love to honor non whites who bash whites and white culture. Non whites would never tolerate this type of virtue signaling against their race. Muslims would be outraged if someone pulled this in one of their countries.

    lower-caste SJW who love to honor non whites who bash whites and white culture

    Precisely. Many people in the West seem unaware that caste consciousness and caste discrimination remains almost as rampant among current “MUSLIMS” in Bangladesh and Eastern India as it is among Hindus themselves.

    Muslims in these areas are often typically former lower-caste or even “untouchable” Hindus who converted to Islam in the hope of a gain in caste prestige, as witnessed by regular “anti-caste” campaigns among them.

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  155. @jim jones
    We invented the English language so I would say we can use any terms we like.

    It’s a ridiculously prolapsed usage–everyone from Beirut to Tokyo is “Asian?”

    For a people who take pride in etiquette, why don’t you call them what they call themselves?

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  156. I kinda like the kid. He’s just doing what elite society encourages him to and he seems to realize that it’s really a bunch of BS (as judging by his “essay”).

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  157. @The Anti-Gnostic
    It's a ridiculously prolapsed usage--everyone from Beirut to Tokyo is "Asian?"

    For a people who take pride in etiquette, why don't you call them what they call themselves?

    Isn’t the real British term “wogs”?

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    As in, "The French and other wogs."
    , @Lurker
    How about 'the lesser races'? ;-)
  158. I did a quick tally of all the employees at JÜV CONSULTING according to the website.

    There are 57 employees in the company.

    - Out these 29 are East Asian and South Asian
    - 2 are Muslims
    - 1 is Argentinian white girl (who would be called Latino in USA)
    - 1 is a Black girl
    - Rest are White

    If these were demographics of any non-left-wing group they would be called racist.

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  159. @anon
    The most insightful part of the video is here
    https://youtu.be/i-AKRxRnS1k?t=15m41s

    He describes the goal of his company is to "profit off of our own narrative".

    Clearly he's not the only one

    This is proof that the SJW system is a racket. Alas, the SJW racket will be taken over by by the wealthy and intelligent. The old days in which the racket was run by Jesse Jackson and Al sharpton are over.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    As preachers, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were the "wealthy and intelligent" of the black population. Many blacks with elite academic credentials are heavily involved in religious-based organizations such as Cornel West, Cory Booker, and Ben Carson. Barack Obama knew that if he wanted to be a black "wealthy and intelligent" he would have to identify as Christian.

    Of course, the new perpetual victim groups don't have any significant ties to religion. Thanks to George Soros, Black Lives Matter also doesn't have religious ties -- which I think is a first for a well-known and functional black group.
  160. I started picking up on the South Asian knack for taking over the SJW world about 5 years ago. I went on a few dates with this Indian girl, and she started telling me about “microagressions”. At the time I thought she was just too far out there and no one would ever buy into that crap. . . . Guess who won.

    Then when Vanita Gupta became Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for DOJ I said, “huh.” I looked up her career and she’d been at the ACLU and the NAACP.

    I then listen to like FIVE of her speeches, and in EACH ONE she told her little “street cred” story about how, in the 1980s, in London, some white kids threw popcorn at her mother and called her a “Paki”.

    That was the entirety of her “whitie-was-mean-to-me” story, but she never fails to tell it in every speech she does: “30 years ago, in another country, teenage whites were rude to me, therefore, I am just as much of a victim as you.”

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    I swear its every single self-styled victim group. One of my dearest childhood friends was this girl who I taught how to handwrite, how to write stories and introduced to her future husband - she was 100% white, from a privileged background, connected to landholding English nobility. She was literally as privileged as they came.

    Well, guess what, just a few months ago I saw her complaining on Facebook about mansplaining and how terrible it is to have so much "internal misogyny" that she has experienced in her board meetings.

    Really, the sense of betrayal was the worst part.
    , @Eagle Eye

    Vanita Gupta became Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for DOJ ...
     
    Vanita Gupta?

    Really couldn't make this stuff up. The real-life sitcom that writes itself.
  161. @a

    I’m not saying this is what he did, but both of these résumé enhancers could be accomplished by spending your lunch hour with godaddy’s website builder. Throw in $50 for stock photos and fake Facebook likes and you’re an instant visionary.
     
    A command-F for Wix (a web builder) on view-source:https://www.juvconsulting.com/ (if you are using chrome) has many results, so it's using Wiz. That's about $5 a month.

    According to corporationwiki (https://www.corporationwiki.com/p/2mqdne/juv-consulting-inc) JUVconsulting became a California corporation (not a good sign of his intelligence) on Monday, January 25, 2016 (just in time for applications next fall!). I think that's about a couple hundred bucks.

    But there looks like there are dozens of kids involved in this when you go to their consulting pages for various industries https://www.juvconsulting.com/technology
    Hell, he could probably *charge* other students money to be "consultants" for his company as resume padding.

    Is there any vetting done? Or is this another case where the prep is the test–that making up a couple of bogus extracurriculars shows the admissions officer that you’re just the kind of go-getter Stanford wants?
     

    Bingo, there's a reason why "Fake it 'til you make it" is a popular philosophy in nearby sillicon valley.

    The genius of this is that when you set up a consulting corporation like this, you don’t have to disclose any of your non-existent clients. Simply the fact of being able to list involvement with the corporation on your resume is all you need.

    If you look down through their “curated consultants,” none of them are people I’d go to for advice about anything, because the very design of their corporation means that virtually all their members are bright know-nothings.

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  162. He’s a unit of product created by the social justice industrial complex, coming out of one of the many factories that create such things. It is possible, however, that he was trolling for universities that wouldn’t accept him so he could scream, “racism”.

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  163. . Alas, the SJW racket will be taken over by by the wealthy and intelligent. The old days in which the racket was run by Jesse Jackson and Al sharpton are over.

    This is because virtue signaling is well suited to being re-purposed as a luxury good. In the future, merely expressing concern will not be seen as virtue. Setting up a corporation in your teens and a TedX Talk will become the minimum necessary to gain entry to the club of the virtuous.

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  164. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @jackson
    I live in adjacent S. Pasadena and my landscaper told me that the Chinese in San Marino will still sometimes soak the soil around the oaks with herbicide to slowly kill them so the city will let them build over the site. They'd get a nasty fine if caught cutting down a live one but dead ones aren't protected.

    I live in adjacent S. Pasadena and my landscaper told me that the Chinese in San Marino will still sometimes soak the soil around the oaks with herbicide to slowly kill them so the city will let them build over the site. They’d get a nasty fine if caught cutting down a live one but dead ones aren’t protected.

    I can’t stand people who do things like this.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    It's like when ISIS blows up ancient monuments in Palmyra. Beheading people is bad, but blowing up ancient monuments and killing trees - that's going TOO FAR.
  165. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Rice U guy
    Steve,

    Current Rice U senior here. I'm sorry to say your alma mater is overrun with the same kind of glittering nonentities. It's soul-killing. I can only imagine what it was like in your day, before it became another cookie cutter diversity daycare center. Were people...normal?

    Some examples of campus lunacy I encountered just today:

    1) On the windows of the architecture building facing towards Fondren and Willy's Statue: "We. Won't. Build. Your. Wall." The windows on the other side of the building read "No ban. No wall. No hate."

    2) On the doors to the student center, a huge rainbow painting advertising "Pride Week," an event for the "Queer Resource Center."

    3) In the commons of one of the residential colleges: Flyers that say "Trans people in bathrooms. Dan Patrick in toilet."

    4) In the student center, in front of the token student coffee shop, a girl holding up a whiteboard with #Feminism on it asking female passersby if they'd like to talk about everyday sexism.


    And don't get me started on the childishness of absolutely everything. You'd think the average age here were about 15 or 16. It really does run you down after a while.

    Current Rice U senior here. I’m sorry to say your alma mater is overrun with the same kind of glittering nonentities. It’s soul-killing.

    That’s the purpose. It’s afraid it is intended to demoralize you and kill your soul.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Think of the positive side of this. At least he doesn't have to display a sign reading "Black Lives Matter!" on the door to his dorm room. At least not yet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_the_Powerless
  166. @Altai
    Same thing with Hong Kongers cutting down all the cherry trees in suburban Toronto in the 80s and 90s for Feng Sui reasons. (They and Indian immigrants also had a habit of tearing down the houses themselves to build garish McMansions) It's still a problem.

    A small price to pay for diversity, the new religion of the left.

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  167. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @PhysicistDave
    I was a bit surprised when my own kids were both rejected by Stanford: their test scores were higher than most of the kids who were admitted, their coursework far, far beyond most of the kids who were admitted, they had unusual and meaty extra-curriculars; furthermore, my wife and I are both Stanford grads -- hence, they should have had the "legacy" advantage.

    But, this article makes clear that Stanford today is not the Stanford my wife and I attended.

    By the way, both of my kids got into the UCLA School of Engineering.

    Perhaps the gods of college admissions were smiling on us, after all.

    Dave Miller in Sacramento

    P.S. We're also saving over $50K per year with two kids at UCLA vs. two at Stanford!

    Well, did they write #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on their applications?

    We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants. His Progressive, bleeding heart, pathologically altruistic response was that those students are poor and need advantages. Meanwhile, his son went to a public university in the South with a full scholarship. It doesn’t have a reputation as good as UCLA’s, but it does have a good reputation.

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    • Replies: @Clark Westwood

    Well, did they write #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on their applications?

    We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants.
     
    Because I graduated from an Ivy League professional school, friends and relatives occasionally ask me what their child can do to increase his or her chances of getting accepted there. These are kids who are white, straight, able-bodied, non-victim, Leave-It-to-Beaver types. The suggestion I usually make is that the child pretend to be gay.* If the person asking is a Republican, he'll chuckle quietly. If the person asking is a Democrat, he'll pretend he didn't hear what I said. As far as I'm aware, no one has ever taken my suggestion seriously.

    * I guess the fact (if it is a fact) that more kids don't use this strategy says something good about the basic "American" sense of fair play.
  168. @Days of Broken Arrows
    I agree with this.

    I think this kid's family bought his way into Stanford with both their wealth, prestige, and connections. His "Black Lives Matter" rant isn't about that at all. It's about the way rich kids can put ANYTHING on their applications, and they'll be accepted.

    My guess is that he (or Chelsea) could have written "I must not think bad thoughts" dozens of times on the application and they'd have gotten into Stanford. Colleges -- some of them, anyway -- are not in the habit of turning down the kids of wealthy, influential people.

    The difference between today and years ago is that way back when, the rich wouldn't boast about things like this. They didn't want to expose the ruse. Today, bragging seems OK.

    This might have been virtue signaling but it also unwittingly provided an example of how the rich are different from you and me.

    Here are all the things a “holistic” admissions officer would have liked, in addition to the insane self-promotion, the poems, the TedX talk, the company he formed, and various school honors and participation badges and the 100 “Oooh! Sassy move!” BLM grafitti in his application form.

    1. Muslim-American with a HuffPo article about being persecuted. Some folderol about being held up at the airport after a fancy vacation in Morocco.
    2. Dad is Berkeley ’84 and Yale-Ph.D ’94.
    3. Dad is ex-Morgan Stanley and Citi hedge fund guy. It’s amazing how much schools let you signal about your parents in the little box they provide.
    4. Princeton Day School.
    5. Cornell, Yale and Oxbridge summer programs.

    That 2-5 are merely indicators of privilege, and not merit, is not of the slightest concern to them. In fact, quite the opposite. They are indicators that reassure that the applicant is within the club.

    PS: The dad is likely about 50 years old, and was clearly a rich kid immigrant in his time. The grandparents would have had to be very wealthy in the economic basket-case Bangladesh of 1980 to have been able to afford send their kid to college in the United States.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    E...

    "So his main claim to fame is successful attention whoring."

    No different than Milo or Vox Day...or yourself.

    Piltdownman...

    "That 2-5 are merely indicators of privilege, and not merit, is not of the slightest concern to them. In fact, quite the opposite. They are indicators that reassure that the applicant is within the club."

    No, 2-5 are indicators of merit that enabled privilege.

    Anonymous...

    "We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants."

    I have been told by conservatives that life isn't fair, and that college today is a complete waste of time. Besides, is not Harvard the cesspool of leftism? Why on earth would anyone attend that university?

    "His Progressive, bleeding heart, pathologically altruistic response was that those students are poor and need advantages."

    In other words, his responses was rooted in Christian values.

    "Meanwhile, his son went to a public university in the South with a full scholarship. It doesn’t have a reputation as good as UCLA’s, but it does have a good reputation."

    So in the end he is receiving a "free" education based on his own accomplishments.

    Eagle Eye...

    "Many people in the West seem unaware that caste consciousness and caste discrimination
    remains almost as rampant among current “MUSLIMS” in Bangladesh and Eastern India as it is among Hindus themselves."

    No, people in the "West" are acutely cognizant of the hierarchal social system in those areas, which has been in place for hundreds of year. In the "West" we have our own issues in this regard, but some would argue that compared to those regions of the globe, there are more opportunities to advance upward.

    Maj. Kong...

    "This invader has no business being in our lands. It is a declaration of war by the elite universities against the traditional America."

    We are all in some way, shape, or form, invaders to this land. Praytell, how do you propose to defend yourself against this "elitist infiltration"?

    Again, this post is indicative of false outrage. Had the person been a white dude and trumpeting anti-SJW causes, he would be lionized and reveled. Rather, some non-white is using his status to get into a university and seeking improve the society by which he lives in. This situation is no different than the Alt-Right trying to promote their agenda. The average white American, especially moderates, find this "story" to be a non-issue.
  169. But will his Stanford professors give A’s for his #BlackLivesMatters filled essays? Stories like this really make me wonder who is trolling whom with respect to Ziad, Stanford, the rest of us.

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  170. Somebody went here:

    I’d be interested in hearing him get into more of the nuance of non-Black Muslims historically hating Black people/rejecting [Black] Muslims.

    https://heatst.com/culture-wars/black-twitter-explodes-after-muslim-teen-gets-into-stanford-with-black-lives-matter-essay/

    Who invented the slave trade?

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  171. @Yan Shen
    Surely on a per capita basis the SJW racket is still largely dominated by white, black, and Hispanic Americans, some specific examples of Asian Americans not withstanding? I assume that South Asians are probably more likely to be involved in the SJW movement than East Asians, given the greater loquacity and penchant for politics of the former compared to the latter.

    My general impression is that East Asians in this country largely tend to steer clear of social politics and the likes and mostly skew towards the quiet, quantitatively oriented STEM fields...

    The Chinese-American kids I knew in college were some of the worst commies, and some of the best right-wingers. the stereotype of quiet Chinese nerds cranking out A’s had truth to it, but there were plenty of loud-mouth activists in their midst. Across the spectrum of politics.

    Overall I’d say they were pretty liberal in their politics and quite conservative in their lifestyles.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    You see this even in the New Right movements in China, interestingly enough. I'll say that there's a strong tradition toward equality of opportunity, but not of outcome. Thus the Chinese New Right is pushing for extensive "opportunity for testing" while at the same time arguing that "undue privileges" for groups such as gays should not be fostered: "Tolerance, but not advocacy."
  172. So his main claim to fame is successful attention whoring.

    If you’re attractive (or good at putting on makeup and willing to make sex tapes), you end up as a Kardashian.

    If you’re not, you end up this little narcissist. I feel sorry for his future wife and children – I hope they enjoy basking in his glow.

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    • Replies: @whorefinder

    If you’re attractive (or good at putting on makeup and willing to make sex tapes), you end up as a Kardashian.
     
    To be a Kardashian, you also have to get a massive amount of plastic surgery, hire your pwn personal airbrusher for all photos, and commit bestiality.
  173. @Selvar
    I think the Asian tiger SJW phenomenon is a good argument that Kevin MacDonald’s Culture of Critique thesis applies to most high IQ, upwardly mobile minorities, not just Jews. As a rule, market dominant minorities, assuming they don't assimilate, will seek to undermine and subvert the traditional culture of the majority so as to secure their own position against a nativist backlash.

    All minorities do this to some extent, but high IQ market dominant minorities such as East Asians and Jews have the capability to influence the primary institutions of society (government, business, media, academia etc…) to a much greater extent than low IQ minorities such as blacks do. This thesis explains why East Asians who are born in the U.S. tend to be much more leftist than their first generation immigrant parents, and certainly much more leftist than their counterparts in the old country. The same applies to Jews living in the West compared to Jews living in Israel. I think the vast majority of anti-Semitic theories are frankly insane, but there is no denying the above reality.

    I think the vast majority of anti-Semitic theories are frankly insane, but there is no denying the above reality.

    The above reality is the vast majority of anti-semitic theories.

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    • Replies: @Selvar
    Not really. There is a fundamental difference between acknowledging that Jews use their high average level of intelligence to promote political and intellectual movements which benefit Jews, and claiming that Jews are all part of a Protocols of the Elders of Zion style conspiracy meant to dominate the world.
  174. @E.
    So his main claim to fame is successful attention whoring.

    If you're attractive (or good at putting on makeup and willing to make sex tapes), you end up as a Kardashian.

    If you're not, you end up this little narcissist. I feel sorry for his future wife and children - I hope they enjoy basking in his glow.

    If you’re attractive (or good at putting on makeup and willing to make sex tapes), you end up as a Kardashian.

    To be a Kardashian, you also have to get a massive amount of plastic surgery, hire your pwn personal airbrusher for all photos, and commit bestiality.

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  175. Figuring from the wealth of his father, this isn’t exactly ‘need-blind admissions.’

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  176. @Anon
    http://ziadahmedpoetry.tumblr.com/

    Good god, I have never seen someone self promote this relentlessly. He puts literally 30 hashtags on every poem to boost his signal and puts his name in the body of every post (on tumblr it can be non-obvious who wrote something if it's been quoted multiple times).

    Truly terrifying.

    But really, isn’t all of social media just an exercise in self-promotion? Look at my vacation! Look at my kids! Look at my cooking! My workout! My car! My dog! My home!

    Frankly, modern America deserves this kid.

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  177. Ümlaut is cultural appropriation. He should üse a Bangladeshi-accented word.

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  178. @Anonymous
    Well, did they write #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on their applications?

    We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn't end up getting in. I mentioned I didn't think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants. His Progressive, bleeding heart, pathologically altruistic response was that those students are poor and need advantages. Meanwhile, his son went to a public university in the South with a full scholarship. It doesn't have a reputation as good as UCLA's, but it does have a good reputation.

    Well, did they write #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on their applications?

    We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants.

    Because I graduated from an Ivy League professional school, friends and relatives occasionally ask me what their child can do to increase his or her chances of getting accepted there. These are kids who are white, straight, able-bodied, non-victim, Leave-It-to-Beaver types. The suggestion I usually make is that the child pretend to be gay.* If the person asking is a Republican, he’ll chuckle quietly. If the person asking is a Democrat, he’ll pretend he didn’t hear what I said. As far as I’m aware, no one has ever taken my suggestion seriously.

    * I guess the fact (if it is a fact) that more kids don’t use this strategy says something good about the basic “American” sense of fair play.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    What % of admissions department staffers aren't straight? 20%? 30%?

    On the college tours I've been on, the modal tour host, a college student working part time for the admissions department, was a gay male People Person, maybe a theater major. The more talented can do things like give an engaging speech while walking backwards.

    , @Lurker

    I guess the fact (if it is a fact) that more kids don’t use this strategy says something good about the basic “American” sense of fair play.
     
    All white people 'should' pull a Rachel Dolezal. What could the system do then? But most whites are too honest for this taqiya style nonsense.
  179. @Lot

    Princeton Day School. Tuition $34,600.
     
    He also went to Cornell's summer school program, which is where he met the other two SJW Tiger Cubs pictured above. Price for that is about $2200 per week.

    Anecdotal evidence: Public vs Private school

    Bill Gates https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside_School_(Seattle)
    Mark Zuckerberg https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_Exeter_Academy

    Cisco
    Leonard X. Bosack Catholic school https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Salle_College_High_School
    Sandy Lerner probably rural public school.

    Adopted and attended public school
    Larry Ellison, adopted, went to public school https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Shore_High_School_(Chicago)
    Steve jobs, adopted, went to public school

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_High_School_(Cupertino,_California)

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    Steve jobs, adopted, went to public school
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_High_School_(Cupertino,_California)

    Note that little Stevie Jobs forced his parents to sell their house in the crummier school district and buy a less affordable one in the better Cupertino district so he could go to a better school with better students (as it turned out, like the Wozniak family). I haven't heard whether Steve's adoptive little sister was consulted about where she'd like to go to school.

    I often wonder what it was like to be an average little girl adopted into an average family ... except ... your adoptive older brother is the World's Greatest Salesman.

    This could make a pretty good horror comedy movie.

  180. @Danindc
    This gay kid may be able to unite the muzzies and the alt right. In hatred but that's still something.

    I was waiting for someone to notice what a flaming fairy he is. I listened to his insufferable TedX talk about “othering” of Brown people because whites ignore them and let them do their own thing.

    Shorter version: “The hottest white guys won’t let me play pocket pool with them.”

    I do feel a bit sorry for the kid, gay from a Muzz family. Whether you leave Islam or try to be an openly gay Muslim, you are painting a target on yourself for an honor killing. Maybe raising his profile, getting close to powerful politicians, etc. is a way to try and protect himself from the people at his Mosque, if he’s ever outed.

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    • Replies: @Gross Terry
    he's in America, he's dad a rich degenerate banker, he's probably thrilled he raised a little sex pervert.


    "Islamophobia" is a dumb term, but damned if a lot of commenters on here aren't being ridiculous about this kid. His secular liberal faggotry isn't a form of "taqiyya", he's just a shallow little homo.
  181. Brown nosing”? You need to be sent to a reeducation camp lest you continue to not recognize your thoughtless microagressions.

    But you’re in luck. I run an intensive sensitivity training program that is sanctioned by the Department of Labor and the EEOC, which, among other things, teaches you to recite Emily Lazarus’s great poem in seven different languages. Please remit payment of $5,000 (or have your employer remit payment) for a day long training session. At the completion of the course, you will receive a certificate that officially recognizes you have been purged of any previous impure thoughts and forgives you for all microagressions committed up to that date. Please note that no warranty is made that you won’t be attacked by a politically and socially “woke” mob at some point in the future.

    Best regards.

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  182. @PhysicistDave
    I was a bit surprised when my own kids were both rejected by Stanford: their test scores were higher than most of the kids who were admitted, their coursework far, far beyond most of the kids who were admitted, they had unusual and meaty extra-curriculars; furthermore, my wife and I are both Stanford grads -- hence, they should have had the "legacy" advantage.

    But, this article makes clear that Stanford today is not the Stanford my wife and I attended.

    By the way, both of my kids got into the UCLA School of Engineering.

    Perhaps the gods of college admissions were smiling on us, after all.

    Dave Miller in Sacramento

    P.S. We're also saving over $50K per year with two kids at UCLA vs. two at Stanford!

    Not much will change unless Harvard changes. It currently puts an emphasis on social activism in its admissions process. The other elite schools follow suit and the status grasping bourgeois make sure their kids check all of the boxes.

    If Harvard required a Latin entrance exam, Latin would be all the rage.

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  183. In summary, I don’t see the benefit in accepting immigrants if their children will take our spots and hate us while doing it. If you’re able to work on STEM projects, maybe, …
    Why are you trying to drive down my wages and deprive my adult children of work?

    They are not any better for the IT or Engineering industry than they are for anyone else.

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  184. @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    According to Gavin Mcinnes they believe trees are evil.

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  185. Good grief, can we finally just stop all immigration? This crap only will get worse with more immigration. We have shot past 300 million, do we really want to go to .5 billion? and then keep going? We won world wars and put a man on the moon all by ourselves, thank you very much (oh go ahead and tell me about the German physicists that came over here and saved us if if makes you feel better. BS. We saved them). BTW the job market in most fields sucks and we have too much unemployment.

    When I was that age, the message we received from the larger society was “Behave yourself. Don’t make so much noise. Get a job. Work hard. Shut up. Tuck your shirt in you look like a slob. Maybe if you work you can make something of yourself some day but for now you are still wet behind the ears.”

    To the Rice undergraduate, I feel for you. I am am similar vintage as Steve and spent some of my salad days up the road in College Station and TX A&M. Not one damned bit of that crap was on campus (but it’s there now UGH). When I asked my friends why not t.u. austin, a lot of them said “because there are no stinky loud-mouthed loser hippies over here.” My occasional visits to college campuses these days are most depressing. The students look like zombies. Democrats and hillary and obozo and warren and bernie supporters, all.

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  186. @Steve Sailer
    Back in the early 1980s, Hong Kong millionaires moving into leafy San Marino, a utopian suburb of Pasadena laid out by General Patton's dad, started cutting down ancient oaks for feng shui superstition reasons.

    They paved paradise
    And put up diverse parking lot
    With a pink hotel, a boutique
    Its a multi-culti hot spot!

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  187. @Yan Shen
    A follow up to my previous post...

    Despite the success of South Asians in this country, I'm not sure I would necessarily describe them as Tiger Children or the product of the Tiger Mother ethos. It seems to me that that phenomenon is more accurately rooted in the cultural sphere of Confucian East Asia and hence should mostly apply to East Asian Americans in this country.

    In fact, I would be fairly surprised if on a per capita basis East Asians were even remotely as closely represented in the SJW racket as white, black, or Hispanic Americans were. (And perhaps even compared to South Asian Americans as well.) Confucian East Asia mostly emphasizes personal agency and responsibility in the form of hard work. We've all heard of that Chinese expression "eating bitterness" that characterizes so well the quintessential East Asian mentality when it comes to getting ahead in life. The idea that the fate of the individual is largely due to forces beyond one's control and inimical to the ability of one to succeed is by and large foreign to the East Asian mindset. In that respect, the mentality of "eating bitterness" truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for "social justice".

    Tragically, even my brother is basically an SJW. Its the hip thing to be when you run in certain circles.

    Its pretty disgusting.

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  188. @PiltdownMan
    Here are all the things a "holistic" admissions officer would have liked, in addition to the insane self-promotion, the poems, the TedX talk, the company he formed, and various school honors and participation badges and the 100 "Oooh! Sassy move!" BLM grafitti in his application form.

    1. Muslim-American with a HuffPo article about being persecuted. Some folderol about being held up at the airport after a fancy vacation in Morocco.
    2. Dad is Berkeley '84 and Yale-Ph.D '94.
    3. Dad is ex-Morgan Stanley and Citi hedge fund guy. It's amazing how much schools let you signal about your parents in the little box they provide.
    4. Princeton Day School.
    5. Cornell, Yale and Oxbridge summer programs.

    That 2-5 are merely indicators of privilege, and not merit, is not of the slightest concern to them. In fact, quite the opposite. They are indicators that reassure that the applicant is within the club.

    PS: The dad is likely about 50 years old, and was clearly a rich kid immigrant in his time. The grandparents would have had to be very wealthy in the economic basket-case Bangladesh of 1980 to have been able to afford send their kid to college in the United States.

    E…

    “So his main claim to fame is successful attention whoring.”

    No different than Milo or Vox Day…or yourself.

    Piltdownman…

    “That 2-5 are merely indicators of privilege, and not merit, is not of the slightest concern to them. In fact, quite the opposite. They are indicators that reassure that the applicant is within the club.”

    No, 2-5 are indicators of merit that enabled privilege.

    Anonymous…

    “We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants.”

    I have been told by conservatives that life isn’t fair, and that college today is a complete waste of time. Besides, is not Harvard the cesspool of leftism? Why on earth would anyone attend that university?

    “His Progressive, bleeding heart, pathologically altruistic response was that those students are poor and need advantages.”

    In other words, his responses was rooted in Christian values.

    “Meanwhile, his son went to a public university in the South with a full scholarship. It doesn’t have a reputation as good as UCLA’s, but it does have a good reputation.”

    So in the end he is receiving a “free” education based on his own accomplishments.

    Eagle Eye…

    “Many people in the West seem unaware that caste consciousness and caste discrimination
    remains almost as rampant among current “MUSLIMS” in Bangladesh and Eastern India as it is among Hindus themselves.”

    No, people in the “West” are acutely cognizant of the hierarchal social system in those areas, which has been in place for hundreds of year. In the “West” we have our own issues in this regard, but some would argue that compared to those regions of the globe, there are more opportunities to advance upward.

    Maj. Kong…

    “This invader has no business being in our lands. It is a declaration of war by the elite universities against the traditional America.”

    We are all in some way, shape, or form, invaders to this land. Praytell, how do you propose to defend yourself against this “elitist infiltration”?

    Again, this post is indicative of false outrage. Had the person been a white dude and trumpeting anti-SJW causes, he would be lionized and reveled. Rather, some non-white is using his status to get into a university and seeking improve the society by which he lives in. This situation is no different than the Alt-Right trying to promote their agenda. The average white American, especially moderates, find this “story” to be a non-issue.

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    Rather, some non-white is using his status to get into a university and seeking improve the society by which he lives in.

    I realize you're just trolling, but in order for you to troll more successfully, you should acknowledge the fact that the problem here is that he's seeking to make the society he lives in (due to our misguided kindness towards his family) worse. Unless you think it's a problem that some of our society's weave stores remain as-yet-unlooted, anyway. Black Lives Matter, like most of these activist organizations, has had a net negative impact on our society, causing some to wonder why people who promote it are so well-rewarded by the powers that be. Some of us even wonder why we continue to let in people whose only goal in life is to make our country worse.

    I have been told by conservatives that life isn’t fair, and that college today is a complete waste of time.


    Going to most of the classes IS a waste of time. Getting the name "Stanford" on your resume is not.
    , @Lurker

    Had the person been a white dude and trumpeting anti-SJW causes, he would be lionized and reveled.
     
    Whaat?

    In what scenario would a white dude trumpeting anti-SJW causes get within striking range of an acceptance - anywhere?
    , @PiltdownMan

    No, 2-5 are indicators of merit that enabled privilege.
     
    His dad's merit. His privilege.

    For that matter, his dad's merit was enabled by his grandparent's privilege back home.

    Had the person been a white dude and trumpeting anti-SJW causes, he would be lionized and reveled.
     
    Not by Sailer.

    The race/SJW hustle by a privileged person would be too obvious an angle to ignore regardless of race and ethnicity of the individual involved.
  189. @Formerly CARealist
    The Chinese-American kids I knew in college were some of the worst commies, and some of the best right-wingers. the stereotype of quiet Chinese nerds cranking out A's had truth to it, but there were plenty of loud-mouth activists in their midst. Across the spectrum of politics.

    Overall I'd say they were pretty liberal in their politics and quite conservative in their lifestyles.

    You see this even in the New Right movements in China, interestingly enough. I’ll say that there’s a strong tradition toward equality of opportunity, but not of outcome. Thus the Chinese New Right is pushing for extensive “opportunity for testing” while at the same time arguing that “undue privileges” for groups such as gays should not be fostered: “Tolerance, but not advocacy.”

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  190. @Tim
    I started picking up on the South Asian knack for taking over the SJW world about 5 years ago. I went on a few dates with this Indian girl, and she started telling me about "microagressions". At the time I thought she was just too far out there and no one would ever buy into that crap. . . . Guess who won.

    Then when Vanita Gupta became Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for DOJ I said, "huh." I looked up her career and she'd been at the ACLU and the NAACP.

    I then listen to like FIVE of her speeches, and in EACH ONE she told her little "street cred" story about how, in the 1980s, in London, some white kids threw popcorn at her mother and called her a "Paki".

    That was the entirety of her "whitie-was-mean-to-me" story, but she never fails to tell it in every speech she does: "30 years ago, in another country, teenage whites were rude to me, therefore, I am just as much of a victim as you."

    I swear its every single self-styled victim group. One of my dearest childhood friends was this girl who I taught how to handwrite, how to write stories and introduced to her future husband – she was 100% white, from a privileged background, connected to landholding English nobility. She was literally as privileged as they came.

    Well, guess what, just a few months ago I saw her complaining on Facebook about mansplaining and how terrible it is to have so much “internal misogyny” that she has experienced in her board meetings.

    Really, the sense of betrayal was the worst part.

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  191. Writing “Black lives matter” 100 times without attribution is a serious act of academic plagiarism: Ahmed the Stanford wunderkind copied an episode from The Simpsons where Bart Simpson did precisely the same thing.

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  192. Repeatedly vomiting up an SJW bromide is “activism”?

    Well, come to think of it, this area’s loudest SJWs have “activism” that consists of nothing having done anything at all (didn’t buy this, didn’t buy that, didn’t go here, didn’t do the other).

    So I guess copypasta took more effort. Also a shrewd ability to judge the Social Climbing political waters.

    Asians are good at that. Genomes honed over thousands of years in corrupt civil service based societies and all.

    Still, we should not forget that:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YpYcxm56Zk

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  193. @Tim
    I started picking up on the South Asian knack for taking over the SJW world about 5 years ago. I went on a few dates with this Indian girl, and she started telling me about "microagressions". At the time I thought she was just too far out there and no one would ever buy into that crap. . . . Guess who won.

    Then when Vanita Gupta became Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for DOJ I said, "huh." I looked up her career and she'd been at the ACLU and the NAACP.

    I then listen to like FIVE of her speeches, and in EACH ONE she told her little "street cred" story about how, in the 1980s, in London, some white kids threw popcorn at her mother and called her a "Paki".

    That was the entirety of her "whitie-was-mean-to-me" story, but she never fails to tell it in every speech she does: "30 years ago, in another country, teenage whites were rude to me, therefore, I am just as much of a victim as you."

    Vanita Gupta became Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for DOJ …

    Vanita Gupta?

    Really couldn’t make this stuff up. The real-life sitcom that writes itself.

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    When I first saw her name, I thought that she would be turning around game show letters and that they were all A's.
    , @fooco1
    Vanita is a variation of an old school Aryan name. The woman herself may be Aryan or Dravidian, depends on her native tongue.

    Here's some more traditional Indian (Aryan) names, very common in India:

    swati, swastik, sweta, arjen, arjun, rahul, inder, rishi, vivek, virek, vikas, viki, mina, ila, ekta, ciran, kiran, angela, angla, uschi, usha, hema.

    Yes, you read that right. ang(e)la, ushi, ciran and arjen are Indo-European names, which makes them even more common in India than in Europe.

    //pedantic

  194. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Ahmed looks like Ranting Fareed of CNN. A poster child for the future of the demokrat party, Rodhamclinton and her old boss no doubt see in Ahmed a kindred soul.

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  195. @Triumph104

    Isn’t it odd that he supports black lives matter so heartily, and yet his preferred presidential candidate, O’Malley, got into a kerfuffle for declaring all lives matter at a public forum?
     

    The one piece of the puzzle that didn’t fit is that he worked for O’Malley, who famously said “All Lives Matter” before his subsequent struggle session epiphany.
     
    The application to Stanford was probably a joke. It only cost $90 (the application fee) and was worth every penny.


    Martin O'Malley:
    https://twitter.com/MartinOMalley/status/849263893985808384

    Just as I suspected, Ziad Ahmed received an early acceptance to Yale in mid-December. Knowing he got his first choice, that would have given him until January 3 to submit a possibly joke application to Stanford.

    I find it oddly convenient that Yale interviewed Ziad about early admissions.

    Ziad Ahmed, an admitted student to the Yale class of 2021 said one of the biggest reasons every Ivy League school saw an increase in early application numbers this year was the increasingly competitive admissions process.

    “Kids have to strategize more diligently in order to even feel like they have a shot,” Ahmed said. “Most kids believe that applying early does give some sort of advantage irrespective of the university, and if a student has dreams of going to an Ivy League school, all of which have extremely low acceptance rates, that student is going to try to maximize their slim chances, and thus many applied early.”

    Ahmed also said that because of pressure in high school “to be the best, to get into the best college and to get the best grades,” many students look for validation as quickly as possible and are driven to apply early.

    http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2017/01/20/early-applications-surge-across-ivy-league/

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  196. @Desiderius
    He had to do the BLM stunt to get the stink of O'Malley off him.

    That's how the SJW mafia rolls.

    I don’t follow politics and had never heard of Martin O’Malley until yesterday, but Ziad Ahmed still wants to work with O’Malley, if that means anything.

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    The problem isn't Zaid but white guys like O'Malley. https://mobile.twitter.com/MartinOMalley/status/849263893985808384

    He knows this is garbage. He knows if he wrote this essay at the Catholic schools of his youth it would have been returned with a 'F'. Yet here he is cheering it on and best believe he's encouraging this crap with his kids too.
    , @Desiderius
    It means he's a dork who will suck up to anyone with a hint of power, not that O'Malley has that any more, but Ziad is, well, as much of a knucklehead as any other teenager so he doesn't know that.

    My comment was in reference to O'Malley's All Lives Matter gaffe. Ziad did pick up on how toxic that could be to his prospects, hence the BLM fever.
  197. @ChrisZ
    "Bangladouche" is great, no question. But "Achmed E. Newman" cracks me up every time I see it. There's a lot of cleverness in these parts.

    I did not make that name up, Chris, though I wish I could honestly take credit for it. I did think “Peak Stupidity” independently from others though, so there’s that.

    I started using this handle because I wanted to try commenting without knowing it would take without real email, etc., so I didn’t spend time on thinking about it. It’s possible this name was from a guy on here even, but probably more like zerohedge – there is (or at least was a year ago and back) a funny crowd on there.

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  198. @mobi

    I think the vast majority of anti-Semitic theories are frankly insane, but there is no denying the above reality.
     
    The above reality is the vast majority of anti-semitic theories.

    Not really. There is a fundamental difference between acknowledging that Jews use their high average level of intelligence to promote political and intellectual movements which benefit Jews, and claiming that Jews are all part of a Protocols of the Elders of Zion style conspiracy meant to dominate the world.

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    Not really. There is a fundamental difference between acknowledging that Jews use their high average level of intelligence to promote political and intellectual movements which benefit Jews, and claiming that Jews are all part of a Protocols of the Elders of Zion style conspiracy meant to dominate the world.
     
    No, I'm afraid for practical purposes there isn't.

    Tragic, isn't it?

  199. And some of you think a pithy blog post is going to be able to reason with these people.

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    No, but is sorts the men from the indentify-as-men on our side.
  200. @flyingtiger
    This is proof that the SJW system is a racket. Alas, the SJW racket will be taken over by by the wealthy and intelligent. The old days in which the racket was run by Jesse Jackson and Al sharpton are over.

    As preachers, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were the “wealthy and intelligent” of the black population. Many blacks with elite academic credentials are heavily involved in religious-based organizations such as Cornel West, Cory Booker, and Ben Carson. Barack Obama knew that if he wanted to be a black “wealthy and intelligent” he would have to identify as Christian.

    Of course, the new perpetual victim groups don’t have any significant ties to religion. Thanks to George Soros, Black Lives Matter also doesn’t have religious ties — which I think is a first for a well-known and functional black group.

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    As preachers, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were the “wealthy and intelligent” of the black population. Many blacks with elite academic credentials are heavily involved in religious-based organizations such as Cornel West, Cory Booker, and Ben Carson. Barack Obama knew that if he wanted to be a black “wealthy and intelligent” he would have to identify as Christian.
     
    All Satanic Freemasons as are all internationally acclaimed and wealthy white men. Until you start realizing that there is no difference you are part of the problem.
    , @Dahlia
    "Thanks to George Soros, Black Lives Matter also doesn’t have religious ties — which I think is a first for a well-known and functional black group."

    This is an incredibly good point and I'm not aware of anyone else noticing it before. I've said before that the platform espoused on their site is such an unoriginal rehash of mid-century Soviet Communism as to be embarrassing; it would be hard for me to imagine the 70s Black Power movement people coming up with this. No recognition of Sub-Saharan African uniqueness, and you'd think they'd be well aware and even chauvenistic about at least some of it, but no.
  201. @Triumph104
    I don't follow politics and had never heard of Martin O'Malley until yesterday, but Ziad Ahmed still wants to work with O'Malley, if that means anything.

    https://twitter.com/ziadtheactivist/status/849264941404213249

    The problem isn’t Zaid but white guys like O’Malley. https://mobile.twitter.com/MartinOMalley/status/849263893985808384

    He knows this is garbage. He knows if he wrote this essay at the Catholic schools of his youth it would have been returned with a ‘F’. Yet here he is cheering it on and best believe he’s encouraging this crap with his kids too.

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  202. CLOSE THE F*CKING BORDER ALREADY! I wonder how many kids got rejection letters from Stanturd. If this little pr*ck hates the ISLAMOPHOBIC United States then let him go to college in Bangladesh/BumF*ckistan.

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  203. @JohnnyWalker123
    Immigration is making America a more handsome country.

    https://twitter.com/ziadtheactivist/status/843580226693222401

    “As an American-Muslim youth today….”

    Is that really Stanford material?

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    Yes. So long as you realize Stanford, like the rest of Big University, is full of junk.
  204. @Anonymous
    Current Rice U senior here. I’m sorry to say your alma mater is overrun with the same kind of glittering nonentities. It’s soul-killing.

    That's the purpose. It's afraid it is intended to demoralize you and kill your soul.

    Think of the positive side of this. At least he doesn’t have to display a sign reading “Black Lives Matter!” on the door to his dorm room. At least not yet.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_the_Powerless

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  205. “I for one welcome our new Rich, Young Bangledeshi Overlords!”
    -Kent Brockman

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  206. @Anonymous
    I live in adjacent S. Pasadena and my landscaper told me that the Chinese in San Marino will still sometimes soak the soil around the oaks with herbicide to slowly kill them so the city will let them build over the site. They’d get a nasty fine if caught cutting down a live one but dead ones aren’t protected.

    I can't stand people who do things like this.

    It’s like when ISIS blows up ancient monuments in Palmyra. Beheading people is bad, but blowing up ancient monuments and killing trees – that’s going TOO FAR.

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  207. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Corvinus
    E...

    "So his main claim to fame is successful attention whoring."

    No different than Milo or Vox Day...or yourself.

    Piltdownman...

    "That 2-5 are merely indicators of privilege, and not merit, is not of the slightest concern to them. In fact, quite the opposite. They are indicators that reassure that the applicant is within the club."

    No, 2-5 are indicators of merit that enabled privilege.

    Anonymous...

    "We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants."

    I have been told by conservatives that life isn't fair, and that college today is a complete waste of time. Besides, is not Harvard the cesspool of leftism? Why on earth would anyone attend that university?

    "His Progressive, bleeding heart, pathologically altruistic response was that those students are poor and need advantages."

    In other words, his responses was rooted in Christian values.

    "Meanwhile, his son went to a public university in the South with a full scholarship. It doesn’t have a reputation as good as UCLA’s, but it does have a good reputation."

    So in the end he is receiving a "free" education based on his own accomplishments.

    Eagle Eye...

    "Many people in the West seem unaware that caste consciousness and caste discrimination
    remains almost as rampant among current “MUSLIMS” in Bangladesh and Eastern India as it is among Hindus themselves."

    No, people in the "West" are acutely cognizant of the hierarchal social system in those areas, which has been in place for hundreds of year. In the "West" we have our own issues in this regard, but some would argue that compared to those regions of the globe, there are more opportunities to advance upward.

    Maj. Kong...

    "This invader has no business being in our lands. It is a declaration of war by the elite universities against the traditional America."

    We are all in some way, shape, or form, invaders to this land. Praytell, how do you propose to defend yourself against this "elitist infiltration"?

    Again, this post is indicative of false outrage. Had the person been a white dude and trumpeting anti-SJW causes, he would be lionized and reveled. Rather, some non-white is using his status to get into a university and seeking improve the society by which he lives in. This situation is no different than the Alt-Right trying to promote their agenda. The average white American, especially moderates, find this "story" to be a non-issue.

    Rather, some non-white is using his status to get into a university and seeking improve the society by which he lives in.

    I realize you’re just trolling, but in order for you to troll more successfully, you should acknowledge the fact that the problem here is that he’s seeking to make the society he lives in (due to our misguided kindness towards his family) worse. Unless you think it’s a problem that some of our society’s weave stores remain as-yet-unlooted, anyway. Black Lives Matter, like most of these activist organizations, has had a net negative impact on our society, causing some to wonder why people who promote it are so well-rewarded by the powers that be. Some of us even wonder why we continue to let in people whose only goal in life is to make our country worse.

    I have been told by conservatives that life isn’t fair, and that college today is a complete waste of time.

    Going to most of the classes IS a waste of time. Getting the name “Stanford” on your resume is not.

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    Weave stores lie rotting in the fields.
    , @Corvinus
    "I realize you’re just trolling, but in order for you to troll more successfully, you should acknowledge the fact that the problem here is that he’s seeking to make the society he lives in (due to our misguided kindness towards his family) worse."

    Talk about trolling. The little brown man is working to improve society. Talk about outrage, Mr. Sailer wrote yet another "story" on this matter.

    "Black Lives Matter, like most of these activist organizations, has had a net negative impact on our society, causing some to wonder why people who promote it are so well-rewarded by the powers that be."

    How does one measure this "net negative impact" objectively? What metrics are involved? Moreover, if you are going to have those standards, then they would have to be applied to Alt Right activist organizations as well.

    "Some of us even wonder why we continue to let in people whose only goal in life is to make our country worse."

    Hyperventilate lately? Listen, the fact of the matter is that the majority of the average white Americans like myself have little use for these sensationalized stories of "brown privilege at the expense of whitey". There are other more pressing issues to attend to.

    "Going to most of the classes IS a waste of time."

    It's a waste of time if one doesn't want to seriously engage in the learning process.

    "Getting the name “Stanford” on your resume is not."

    Stanford gets you in the door. You have to close the deal with the interviews and hoping that one of the applicants doesn't already have their foot in the door.
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    @anon
    More to the point blacks face slavery on a daily basis at the hands of Muslims in places like The Islamic republic of Mauritania and The Islamic Republic of Sudan. Is he doing anything to help that situation or turning a blind eye ?

    More to the point blacks face slavery on a daily basis at the hands of Muslims in places like The Islamic republic of Mauritania and The Islamic Republic of Sudan.

    Even more to the point than that is the fact that Muhammad himself both owned and traded black slaves, meaning that every living American is actually better (according to this kid’s own alleged principles) than the guy he thinks is the most morally perfect human being in history.

    There’s a lot of blind-eye-turning among leftist Muslims these days.

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  209. @Stan Adams
    Asian, not preceded by East or South, as a descriptor is even more useless than Hispanic. Indians and Orientals (ooh, there's an offensive slur) shouldn't be lumped together.

    Oriental is less useful than Asian.

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  210. @Achmed E. Newman
    That's what the guy's sayin', Jim. You all use whatever confusing terms you like, and we should be more specific, like "Oriental" for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. and Indian for people from India and Bangladouche for those from that country and Burmese for those shaving-cream people.

    Sure, the term "Indian" has 2 meanings 1) People from India and 2) American Indians,
    but this can be clarified via 1) Dot vs. Feather or 2) Tech Support vs. Casino

    Whoever said “Oriental” is more specific?

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    Whoever said “Oriental” is more specific?
     
    A lot of people from the Orient say that. They don't like to be confused with the Indians, the Uighurs and the camel-jockeys. Asia is a a big damn continent, Mr. Guest, biggest in the world, in fact.

    It's like calling people from all over Antarctica "Antarcticans". Do you think the folks over in Palmer Land, over by Tierra Del Fuego like to be mixed in with the Wilkes Landiers? Damn Continentalists and their picoaggressions!
  211. @AKAHorace
    I think that he is a hero for simplifying university application forms. Rather than composing a long essay about your intersectional struggles, you can just cut and paste.

    Next year you’ll need to write BLM 101 times. Standards will rise every year.

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  212. @OilcanFloyd
    "As an American-Muslim youth today...."

    Is that really Stanford material?

    Yes. So long as you realize Stanford, like the rest of Big University, is full of junk.

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  213. @TelfoedJohn
    There needs to be a succinct word to describe the South Asians, Carribeans, Africans, and middle-class mulattos who piggyback on affirmative action for slave-descended blacks. From Obama to Ziad Ahmed.

    Coconut describes some who is brown on the outside, white on the inside. Banana is a similar term for Asians who are culturally white. What would be a plant or animal which attaches itself to another animal to gain advantage. Brood parasites perhaps? Bro parasites? Amistad Cuckoos? Coon Cuckoos? Morgan Freeloaders?

    I’m pretty sure south Asians are included in the “Asian” category, and are hurt by affirmative action worse than whites.

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  214. Why do I think that his admission to Stanford was arranged long before this laughable BLM stunt? Anyway who deserves the admission to Stanford more than a poor oppressed millionaire’s son.
    All I can say is “Way to overcome adversity. Let this be a lesson to all of you underachiever , there is nothing you can’t accomplish if you stay focused, work hard, and reach for the stars. It doesn’t hut to be Hobnobbing with all of the liberal elites, you know Hilldog and Obammy. So if you ever you ever get a chance to meet Obama, just drop to your knees and hug him.

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  215. @George
    Anecdotal evidence: Public vs Private school

    Bill Gates https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeside_School_(Seattle)
    Mark Zuckerberg https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillips_Exeter_Academy

    Cisco
    Leonard X. Bosack Catholic school https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Salle_College_High_School
    Sandy Lerner probably rural public school.

    Adopted and attended public school
    Larry Ellison, adopted, went to public school https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Shore_High_School_(Chicago)
    Steve jobs, adopted, went to public school
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_High_School_(Cupertino,_California)

    Steve jobs, adopted, went to public school

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_High_School_(Cupertino,_California)

    Note that little Stevie Jobs forced his parents to sell their house in the crummier school district and buy a less affordable one in the better Cupertino district so he could go to a better school with better students (as it turned out, like the Wozniak family). I haven’t heard whether Steve’s adoptive little sister was consulted about where she’d like to go to school.

    I often wonder what it was like to be an average little girl adopted into an average family … except … your adoptive older brother is the World’s Greatest Salesman.

    This could make a pretty good horror comedy movie.

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    Looks like they moved from Mountain View, now home of Google but probably a bit low rent as it is currently 22% hispanic.

    They did not move to Cupertino, but Los Altos in the Cupertino district. Los Altos is super wealthy and 4% hispanic. So it was likely a good financial move for the Jobs family, aside from being where their billionaire son met Woz, even if they had to stretch at the time.
  216. @Clark Westwood

    Well, did they write #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on their applications?

    We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants.
     
    Because I graduated from an Ivy League professional school, friends and relatives occasionally ask me what their child can do to increase his or her chances of getting accepted there. These are kids who are white, straight, able-bodied, non-victim, Leave-It-to-Beaver types. The suggestion I usually make is that the child pretend to be gay.* If the person asking is a Republican, he'll chuckle quietly. If the person asking is a Democrat, he'll pretend he didn't hear what I said. As far as I'm aware, no one has ever taken my suggestion seriously.

    * I guess the fact (if it is a fact) that more kids don't use this strategy says something good about the basic "American" sense of fair play.

    What % of admissions department staffers aren’t straight? 20%? 30%?

    On the college tours I’ve been on, the modal tour host, a college student working part time for the admissions department, was a gay male People Person, maybe a theater major. The more talented can do things like give an engaging speech while walking backwards.

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    • Replies: @Clark Westwood
    Good question. Not having children, I haven't been on a campus tour in decades.
    , @Triumph104
    I watch videos of British kids talking about their A-level exams and which universities accepted them. About 80% of the guys are homosexual (none of the women) -- many taking the theatre exam (maybe because they are YouTubers?).

    The guy in the video is a very, very homosexual South Asian Muslim. He did horribly on his "high school" leaving exams (GCSEs) but managed straight As or better on his A-levels (surprisingly not theatre) and is attending Cambridge.

    https://youtu.be/SopJIrfcU9g

  217. Ironically, the fact that he made a “post-millennial” consulting firm (and also got into Stanford based on an essay that a retard could have written) says less about his insight into his generation than it does about his insight into Boomers and Gen-X’ers. He know them, and he knows how to play them.

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  218. @Clark Westwood

    Well, did they write #BlackLivesMatter 100 times on their applications?

    We have a friend whose son was waitlisted at Harvard, but didn’t end up getting in. I mentioned I didn’t think it was fair that Harvard reserves many slots for (often) less qualified minority applicants.
     
    Because I graduated from an Ivy League professional school, friends and relatives occasionally ask me what their child can do to increase his or her chances of getting accepted there. These are kids who are white, straight, able-bodied, non-victim, Leave-It-to-Beaver types. The suggestion I usually make is that the child pretend to be gay.* If the person asking is a Republican, he'll chuckle quietly. If the person asking is a Democrat, he'll pretend he didn't hear what I said. As far as I'm aware, no one has ever taken my suggestion seriously.

    * I guess the fact (if it is a fact) that more kids don't use this strategy says something good about the basic "American" sense of fair play.

    I guess the fact (if it is a fact) that more kids don’t use this strategy says something good about the basic “American” sense of fair play.

    All white people ‘should’ pull a Rachel Dolezal. What could the system do then? But most whites are too honest for this taqiya style nonsense.

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  219. @unpc downunder
    In related news, conservative dad proved right on ancestry, liberal Hollywood daughter proved wrong:

    https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/eva-longorias-surprising-dna-test/

    Jessica Alba did a test on a talk show and the results came back 87% European.

    Michelle Rodriguez was 72% Euro on Finding your Roots (and 21% African).

    These “latinas” are always massively disappointed to find out they’re mostly European.

    Linda Chavez was 73% Euro, 21% Middle Eastern (Marrano), and only 6% Amerindian.

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  220. @Steve Sailer
    What % of admissions department staffers aren't straight? 20%? 30%?

    On the college tours I've been on, the modal tour host, a college student working part time for the admissions department, was a gay male People Person, maybe a theater major. The more talented can do things like give an engaging speech while walking backwards.

    Good question. Not having children, I haven’t been on a campus tour in decades.

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  221. @penskefile
    For what it's worth, I just found out yesterday that a young lady I know has been accepted to Harvard in the fall as an entering freshman (previously accepted to Yale as well). She is at the same Catholic high school as my sons and does not engage in any of these SJW rites. It helps that she is absolutely brilliant and is planning to study computer science, but she earned it the old-fashioned way.

    Two others at the school were also accepted to Yale and neither of them are SJW resume-padders either. One of them is a African-American girl, who is a phenomenal sprinter and relay runner and great student and young lady. The other is a young man whose parents are from Mexico (but very upper-middle class) and who is likewise brilliant. All three of these were at least NMSQT semifinalists, and while involved is sports/clubs at schools, not into the kind of crap that this NJ kid is pulling.

    There is still some hope.

    There is still hope?

    A Black and a Mexican were admitted to Yale, but how many equally, or better, qualified White students were not admitted?

    The crap that the NJ kid is pulling is thought his own initiative, but these students are likely benefiting from crap pulled by the larger movement, they’re admitted under lower standards due to the race.

    This is not worth celebrating.

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    • Replies: @SOL
    Agreed! 2 females (1 black) and one Hispanic male? This is supposed to be meritocracy at work?
  222. when I wrote my college application essay, I wrote “all work and no play makes Eric a dull boy” 100 times and didn’t get accepted anywhere.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    They didn't like my "REDRUM" answer to one of the essay questions either. Was it because I wrote in in red crayon? These admissions people are an enigma. I feel like cranking up the Snow-Cat and driving on down to the campus right this minute.

    (Sorry, had to add to yours - that cracked me up - I FLOLed (Figuratively Laughed Out Loud)
  223. We should make any PC, hating White people, BlackLiesMatter Paki Muslim girley boys like this #*$&@, make him wear a burka and ban him from speaking in Public.

    Certain creatures just shouldn’t be allowed to speak in public.

    I agree with certain Muslims about that decision.

    Maybe we’re not so different.

    http://www.occidentaldissent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Not-Different-West-and-Islam.jpg

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  224. @Eagle Eye

    Vanita Gupta became Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for DOJ ...
     
    Vanita Gupta?

    Really couldn't make this stuff up. The real-life sitcom that writes itself.

    When I first saw her name, I thought that she would be turning around game show letters and that they were all A’s.

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  225. @Selvar
    Not really. There is a fundamental difference between acknowledging that Jews use their high average level of intelligence to promote political and intellectual movements which benefit Jews, and claiming that Jews are all part of a Protocols of the Elders of Zion style conspiracy meant to dominate the world.

    Not really. There is a fundamental difference between acknowledging that Jews use their high average level of intelligence to promote political and intellectual movements which benefit Jews, and claiming that Jews are all part of a Protocols of the Elders of Zion style conspiracy meant to dominate the world.

    No, I’m afraid for practical purposes there isn’t.

    Tragic, isn’t it?

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    No, I’m afraid for practical purposes there isn’t.

     

    You appear to claim that the following Jewish led and financed political lobbies exist for no reason:


    ACLU
    ADL
    AIPAC
    MoveOn
    SPLC
    PFTAW
    Open Society Foundation
    AJC
    AEI
    FPI
    WINEP
    JINSA
    FDD
    ZOA
    RJC
    IHRA
    AHO

    A
    American Jewish Committee
    Anti-Defamation League
    Atlantic Jewish Council
    Jewish Autonomism


    B
    B'nai Brith Canada
    Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews
    Board of Deputies of British Jews
    Breira (organization)


    C
    Canada-Israel Committee
    Canadian Jewish Congress
    Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
    Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens
    Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
    The Coexistence Trust
    Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France
    Coordinating Council on Jerusalem


    E
    European Jewish Congress


    G
    German Committee for Freeing of Russian Jews


    H
    Magshimey Herut


    I
    Independent Australian Jewish Voices
    Independent Jewish Voices
    Independent Jewish Voices (Canada)
    Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies
    International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
    International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians


    J
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
    Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee
    Jewish Council for Education & Research
    Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
    Jewish Internet Defense Force
    Jewish Released Time
    Jewish Socialists' Group
    Jews for Israeli–Palestinian Peace


    K
    Kehilla (modern)


    M
    Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council


    N
    National Coalition Supporting Soviet Jewry
    New Fraternal Jewish Association


    O
    One Jerusalem
    Organization for Jewish Colonization in Russia


    Q
    Qahal
    Quebec-Israel Committee


    R
    Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten


    S
    Scottish Council of Jewish Communities


    T
    Tehran Jewish Committee


    U
    Union des progressistes juifs de Belgique
    Union of Councils for Soviet Jews
    United Jewish People's Order

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Jewish_political_organizations
  226. @unpc downunder
    In related news, conservative dad proved right on ancestry, liberal Hollywood daughter proved wrong:

    https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/eva-longorias-surprising-dna-test/

    The only way Longoria has 70% spanish anything is if her great-grandparents ate a couple of Conquistadores. Un-pc but true.

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  227. If this Bengali had to work 80 hours a week in an inner-city convenience store, I don’t think he’d value black lives so much.

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  228. @TangoMan
    There is still hope?

    A Black and a Mexican were admitted to Yale, but how many equally, or better, qualified White students were not admitted?

    The crap that the NJ kid is pulling is thought his own initiative, but these students are likely benefiting from crap pulled by the larger movement, they're admitted under lower standards due to the race.

    This is not worth celebrating.

    Agreed! 2 females (1 black) and one Hispanic male? This is supposed to be meritocracy at work?

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    @Waylon 347
    All I want for Christmas is .......... For this fool to work in a warehouse like the one I worked in - where all the " folks " were on parole , probation , or should have been . He wouldn't last one day . Btw his shirt is appropriate since everyone knows Sonny Liston took a dive against Ali . That was a fraud and so is all this .

    Archie Moore appears to have done a far more convincing job of throwing his fight against Clay/Ali.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FZBzGhxERg

    Ali reportedly had a sub 80 IQ, and was illiterate despite finishing High School.
    Wonder what this kid’s IQ is?

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    • Replies: @Anon
    No, Moore was really old by then, and also Ali didn't have killer punching power. He wore people down with series of punches(with surgical precision), and Moore was just worn out.
    Effect is cumulative. So, it may seem like Moore took a dive, but he was worn out.

    It's like a tree that's been chopped for awhile will tip over with one little blow at end.
  230. @Selvar
    I think the Asian tiger SJW phenomenon is a good argument that Kevin MacDonald’s Culture of Critique thesis applies to most high IQ, upwardly mobile minorities, not just Jews. As a rule, market dominant minorities, assuming they don't assimilate, will seek to undermine and subvert the traditional culture of the majority so as to secure their own position against a nativist backlash.

    All minorities do this to some extent, but high IQ market dominant minorities such as East Asians and Jews have the capability to influence the primary institutions of society (government, business, media, academia etc…) to a much greater extent than low IQ minorities such as blacks do. This thesis explains why East Asians who are born in the U.S. tend to be much more leftist than their first generation immigrant parents, and certainly much more leftist than their counterparts in the old country. The same applies to Jews living in the West compared to Jews living in Israel. I think the vast majority of anti-Semitic theories are frankly insane, but there is no denying the above reality.

    ,
    I agree. I’ve meet a lot of privileged Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, and Korean kids who act like American Jews: they resent the white majority even though they greatly benefited from living in a country created by white people. Ziad Ahmed is behaving a lot like the privileged Jewish radicals Paul Gottfried encountered at Yale during the 60s.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "I’ve meet a lot of privileged Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, and Korean kids who act like American Jews: they resent the white majority even though they greatly benefited from living in a country created by white people. "

    No, they, along with white people and black people and Hispanics, resent those whites who claim that this nation was created solely by white people.
  231. @O'Really
    The one piece of the puzzle that didn't fit is that he worked for O'Malley, who famously said "All Lives Matter" before his subsequent struggle session epiphany.

    Then I realized that O'Malley's operation was tiny enough that this kid could quickly become head of the youth brigade, a better resume item than being one of 10 million kids nominally supporting Hillary or Bernie.

    The one piece of the puzzle that didn’t fit is that he worked for O’Malley, who famously said “All Lives Matter” before his subsequent struggle session epiphany.

    Not at all. He’s a kid. What O’Malley was saying probably seemed pretty reasonable. The SJWs demanding O’Malley’s reeducation, no doubt helped this despicable little twerp figure out which way the winds were blowing and how he should demonstrate “passion”.

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  232. No, I’m afraid for practical purposes there isn’t.

    Tragic, isn’t it?

    The Protocols really are a forgery. And just like with any good forgery, you get a pretty accurate representation of the real thing.

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  233. @Achmed E. Newman
    That's what the guy's sayin', Jim. You all use whatever confusing terms you like, and we should be more specific, like "Oriental" for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, etc. and Indian for people from India and Bangladouche for those from that country and Burmese for those shaving-cream people.

    Sure, the term "Indian" has 2 meanings 1) People from India and 2) American Indians,
    but this can be clarified via 1) Dot vs. Feather or 2) Tech Support vs. Casino

    Or more accurately: Aryan (people from India, it’s a native Hindi word for Hindus after all) vs. Mongoloid (ie “american” indian, lol).

    Dravidians and Muslims don’t really count (according to the 500 million people across the 250+ Aryan tribes of India)…so they can be lumped together in a “Dravidim” category I suppose.

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  234. @Steve Sailer
    What % of admissions department staffers aren't straight? 20%? 30%?

    On the college tours I've been on, the modal tour host, a college student working part time for the admissions department, was a gay male People Person, maybe a theater major. The more talented can do things like give an engaging speech while walking backwards.

    I watch videos of British kids talking about their A-level exams and which universities accepted them. About 80% of the guys are homosexual (none of the women) — many taking the theatre exam (maybe because they are YouTubers?).

    The guy in the video is a very, very homosexual South Asian Muslim. He did horribly on his “high school” leaving exams (GCSEs) but managed straight As or better on his A-levels (surprisingly not theatre) and is attending Cambridge.

    https://youtu.be/SopJIrfcU9g

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    jesus, and to think stanford rejected my sincere, thoughtful application back in '87. thoughts of going postal
  235. @Jeremy Cooper
    Let's please not adopt the moronic British practice of calling Indians and Arabs "Asians." Genetically and culturally, we shouldn't be placing them in the same category as Koreans and Chinese.

    In Britain Arabs are known as, er, Arabs. FYI.

    ‘Asians’ generally refers to Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans.

    We tend not to use ‘Asian’ for Chinese, they usually get called Chinese.

    Not many Koreans here so they will end up being called Chinese, or Chinese-looking. Or sometimes ‘Oriental’. In fact people who can be bothered will at least have stab at guessing the origins of Asian people – Korean? Filipino? Thai? Japanese? Anecdotally it seems like a lot of people are quite accurate on this.

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    • Replies: @fooco1
    That's just plain nonsensical.

    Just curious - by the same logic - do you also call Australians "Pacific Islanders" ?

    They do live on a large Pacific Island after all, don't they ?

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I don't believe it. A family member is Oriental, and she can't tell Japanese from Korean from Chinese people by just looks. The darker skin color of those in Indochina gives them away more. It's true that they all look alike, no matter who ya' are.
  236. @Eagle Eye

    Vanita Gupta became Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for DOJ ...
     
    Vanita Gupta?

    Really couldn't make this stuff up. The real-life sitcom that writes itself.

    Vanita is a variation of an old school Aryan name. The woman herself may be Aryan or Dravidian, depends on her native tongue.

    Here’s some more traditional Indian (Aryan) names, very common in India:

    swati, swastik, sweta, arjen, arjun, rahul, inder, rishi, vivek, virek, vikas, viki, mina, ila, ekta, ciran, kiran, angela, angla, uschi, usha, hema.

    Yes, you read that right. ang(e)la, ushi, ciran and arjen are Indo-European names, which makes them even more common in India than in Europe.

    //pedantic

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  237. @Altai
    Combined with that full tooth grin in every photograph of him and a 16 year old boy having an interest in marketing, yeah:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaG5SAw1n0c

    When I worked as an art director in advertising, one of the account managers I worked with was a young Chinese American woman. To my astonishment, she told me she had wanted to be an account person since childhood. It takes all kinds, I guess.

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  238. @Buck Turgidson
    I think I'll just declare myself a muzzie, grow a beard and wear a burlap feed sack to work, and for every work assignment and every client, I'll hand them a 30-page document that says Black Lives Matter 10,000 times. I'll dare them to fire me and call the SPLC and ACLU to my rescue. I'll also 'telework' 5 days/week and claim that I need to do it for religious purposes b/c the employer doesn't provide prayer rugs that meet my standards, nor do they have a separate prayer room or a place to wash my feet that meets my standards--not in the horse trough out back, as I will demand that every washroom in the building be retrofitted in the name of inclusiveness and social justice and my religious freedom. Not just the men's rooms either, all of them -- b/c one day I might decide I need to use the wymyn's, and I sure hope we aren't turning into North Carolina (bigoted racist sexist homephobes that they are). This is diversity played out to its logical ends in todays' multicultural psychotic US of A.

    And it’s why Vox Day advises corporations to be very careful not to hire SJWs. They’ll be trouble from day one.

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  239. @anon
    Rather, some non-white is using his status to get into a university and seeking improve the society by which he lives in.

    I realize you're just trolling, but in order for you to troll more successfully, you should acknowledge the fact that the problem here is that he's seeking to make the society he lives in (due to our misguided kindness towards his family) worse. Unless you think it's a problem that some of our society's weave stores remain as-yet-unlooted, anyway. Black Lives Matter, like most of these activist organizations, has had a net negative impact on our society, causing some to wonder why people who promote it are so well-rewarded by the powers that be. Some of us even wonder why we continue to let in people whose only goal in life is to make our country worse.

    I have been told by conservatives that life isn’t fair, and that college today is a complete waste of time.


    Going to most of the classes IS a waste of time. Getting the name "Stanford" on your resume is not.

    Weave stores lie rotting in the fields.

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  240. @Lurker
    In Britain Arabs are known as, er, Arabs. FYI.

    'Asians' generally refers to Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans.

    We tend not to use 'Asian' for Chinese, they usually get called Chinese.

    Not many Koreans here so they will end up being called Chinese, or Chinese-looking. Or sometimes 'Oriental'. In fact people who can be bothered will at least have stab at guessing the origins of Asian people - Korean? Filipino? Thai? Japanese? Anecdotally it seems like a lot of people are quite accurate on this.

    That’s just plain nonsensical.

    Just curious – by the same logic – do you also call Australians “Pacific Islanders” ?

    They do live on a large Pacific Island after all, don’t they ?

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    • Replies: @anon
    Pacific Islanders in Australian consider it a Pacific Island, and white Australians as temporary owners, at best.
    Governments here aren't keen to disabuse them of this notion, either.
    , @Lurker
    Which part is nonsensical?

    Nonsensical or not it's the way it is.

    Most 'Asians' in Britain are Indian or Pakistani. To us they all look similar. But we know they are not Chinese. So what would be the benefit of lumping them and the Chinese together as 'Asian'? To me that sounds nonsensical.

    Australians - we call them Australians funnily enough.

    This whole debate is part of a cultural cringe whereby whitey is castigated for somehow not knowing the difference between groups and thus is shut down for fear of causing offence. It's implied that out there, somewhere, are people who can detect all these differences.
  241. @Yan Shen
    A follow up to my previous post...

    Despite the success of South Asians in this country, I'm not sure I would necessarily describe them as Tiger Children or the product of the Tiger Mother ethos. It seems to me that that phenomenon is more accurately rooted in the cultural sphere of Confucian East Asia and hence should mostly apply to East Asian Americans in this country.

    In fact, I would be fairly surprised if on a per capita basis East Asians were even remotely as closely represented in the SJW racket as white, black, or Hispanic Americans were. (And perhaps even compared to South Asian Americans as well.) Confucian East Asia mostly emphasizes personal agency and responsibility in the form of hard work. We've all heard of that Chinese expression "eating bitterness" that characterizes so well the quintessential East Asian mentality when it comes to getting ahead in life. The idea that the fate of the individual is largely due to forces beyond one's control and inimical to the ability of one to succeed is by and large foreign to the East Asian mindset. In that respect, the mentality of "eating bitterness" truly is a unique cultural trait that I believe sets East Asian Americans apart from other ethnic groups in this country and may explain why by and large East Asians tend to not be particularly interested in fighting for "social justice".

    Ah yes, the…

    “Model minority”.

    How about that Han Chinese judge in beautiful Hawaii who took it upon himself to reverse President Trump’s migration policies to to restrict migrants from war torn Islamic countries?

    Seems pretty SJW to me.

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  242. @Jack Hanson
    And some of you think a pithy blog post is going to be able to reason with these people.

    No, but is sorts the men from the indentify-as-men on our side.

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