Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mommy, why does daddy say that all Democrats are duplicate pricks?

Stuyvesant High School, New York City’s most prestigious secondary school, only admitted seven black students for the upcoming fall term. Asian students make up 73 percent of the student body.

According to a report from the New York Times, Stuyvesant High School only offered admission to seven blacks students this year for their incoming 900-seat freshman class. This news has sparked debate across the political spectrum, with figures like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chiming in.

Maggie Haberman of the New York Times argued that white students dominate secondary schools like Stuyvesant because they can afford to prepare for its entrance exam. However, this isn’t exactly true. NBC News reported in 2018 that Asian-Americans make up 73 percent of the student body at Stuyvesant. Additionally, all of the New York City schools that accept students based on the SHSAT exam are “majority minority.”


Skoonj said...

I went to Seward Park HS, farther downtown. My father graduated from Stuyvesant HS when the PDNY required cops to have a diploma. Later they instigated for a degree, but if that happened it was after his time.

The old man had been an officer in NYC since 1936, and got his diploma in 1955. At the same time, he got into a studying mood, and took the sergeant's exam. He passed, and became one. He thought that was so easy, he took the lieutenant's exam with minimum time for Lt. He was catching heat for a couple of things, like my mother organizing the school crossing guards union, so he took and passed the captain's exam. I remember the day he was sworn in, with a large room of other promotees, and he was called in to the commissioners' office. He was ordered to sit there at the commissioner's desk for two hours, while everyone was waiting, because he wouldn't tell my mother not to start the union. Then they had the ceremony.

Like my old man said, anything higher than that was a captain with friends, and he had few friends in the higher ups. He got as high as studying and testing could take him, and it all started with the department making him get that diploma at Stuyvesant.

Skoonj said...

Since I lived in NYC, Stuyvesant HS has changed its location. It used to be just outside Stuyvesant Town, in easy walking distance to where I lived till 1970. It has been moved west. Seward Park HS, much farther downtown, is till where it was, but has been turned into five specialized high schools rather than the one it was. It was then considered the HS you went to if you didn't get into something better. That's where I went.

The advantage there, as far as I was concerned, was that I could take interesting walks after school. In fact, it wasn't far from NY's China Town. I remember, maybe 1965, seeing a young Chinese lady with a button saying "That's Fried Rice, You Plick" That line was later used in Lethal Weapon 4. I have to figure somebody else who saw that button had the position and imagination to use that line in a movie. I loved the line because my father talked that way. He would tell us we could go across the street for chinks and have fly lice.

By 1965 I noticed there were a hell of a lot of Chinese immigrants at Seward Park. Must have been true at Stuyvesant as well, and the article seems to say it continues. Those new Chinese students could speak little English, but their math was super. I was told then their SAT scores (you could get 200 on English for signing your name, but a freeking math genius could get 800 on the math) were 200 English and 800 math. Top universities were grabbing those kids up, figuring they could teach them English.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Grand stuhh!!

Ralph Gizzip said...

Stuyvesant HS will accept more black students when more black parents push their kids to do better in school.

Asians make up 73% of the student body because Asian parents push their kids to do well in school.

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