[ExI] overcoming adversity
atymes at gmail.com
Fri May 17 18:03:57 UTC 2019
It's racism on the university's part. Spike's idea is about subverting
that to the notional detriment of the racists.
On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 11:31 AM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> Well, make up your mind - are you talking about adversity or diversity?
> Since you are descended from a minority you could claim diversity. But if
> you claimed adversity then you are saying that you are hurt and held back
> in some way because of the minority genes and that's racism.
> bill w
> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 1:03 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
>> Hey check this:
>> Since we have heard so much lately about rich people and celebrities
>> cheating to get their children into biggity big schools, this adversity
>> score business gives me an idea. Instead of SAT classes that will coach
>> students to get higher SAT scores, we use their existing scores and coach
>> them to maximize their adversity.
>> For instance, a DNA test can probably turn up evidence of being descended
>> from a minority (I have that.) If the diversity score takes into account a
>> family income, one facing retirement might strategically arrange to
>> postpone collection of pensions until after college admissions are complete
>> for instance.
>> If the diversity score takes into account the size of the bank account, a
>> family could draw out all their money and purchase something that doesn’t
>> change much and doesn’t show up on any asset list, such as platinum. If
>> one is holding platinum, one damn well better not reveal it. For the risk
>> takers, there is BitCoin, which also is not reportable (and have you seen
>> what happened to the value of that stuff in the past month, sheesh.)
>> We could set up a business to help people maximize adversity.
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