Page 28 of 29 FirstFirst ... 1826272829 LastLast
Results 271 to 280 of 286

Thread: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

  1. #271
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    That hasn't been my experience, but if it's true with yours then man I feel sorry for all those kids. I hate how our public school culture nowadays is so standardized-test-oriented. Teachers end up teaching the test instead of teaching kids the real stuff, and in addition standardized tests aren't a great measure of intelligence, which is too complex and multifaceted to measure accurately using multiple choice.
    That is exactly what it has become today. There were efforts at reform under the previous administration, but the legislature controlled by the KMT blocked nearly everything that the executive tried to do. And I completely agree with your assessment of the system. I hate the stuff the duck mentality. If there is one meritorious thing to say about the system that does tie in with this thread is that it is completely color/ethnic blind. Your ethnicity does not determine your success on the tests (though admittedtly, your family wealth can affect the quality of your preparation)
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  2. #272
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    My mom practices Falun Gong and most of her close friends have either suffered persecution at the hands of the CCP or have relatives that have been victims. The ChiComs are first-rate when it comes to political and religious repression. I speak Mandarin at home but my reading/writing isn't all that hot, it's getting better though because I chat online with my cousins and Taiwanese friends in Chinese so I'm working on that. Do you speak Taiwanese at all? Taiwanese is like the language my parents use when they're saying **** about me behind my back but they're in the same room.
    I speak a little Taiwanese with my mother-in-law, but my Taiwanese is horrible. I am much better with Mandarin and I speak a little bit of Hakka and even a few words of Atayal as well...
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  3. #273
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    That is exactly what it has become today. There were efforts at reform under the previous administration, but the legislature controlled by the KMT blocked nearly everything that the executive tried to do. And I completely agree with your assessment of the system. I hate the stuff the duck mentality. If there is one meritorious thing to say about the system that does tie in with this thread is that it is completely color/ethnic blind. Your ethnicity does not determine your success on the tests (though admittedtly, your family wealth can affect the quality of your preparation)
    Haha, I actually was referring more to our public schools in the US under No Child Left Behind, is Taiwanese education really on the same path? I now understand why you thought I hadn't been to Taiwan recently, I had thought you were referring to the American public education system. I was actually born here so I'm Grade-A first generation American with a capital A.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 03-02-11 at 10:18 PM.

  4. #274
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Haha, I actually was referring more our public schools in the US under No Child Left Behind, is Taiwanese education really on the same path? I now understand why you thought I hadn't been to Taiwan recently, I had thought you were referring to the American public education system. I was actually born here so I'm Grade-A first generation American with a capital A.
    I reside in Taiwan. Taiwan is far further down that road than the U.S. is. Many younger educators are trying to get Taiwan off that path, and I am making my own contribution to diversifying the educational experience for my students, but the older teachers and political hacks control the system. It isn't going to change any time soon... I hope the U.S. is not going down the same road... In a sense, it DOES reward hard work and is open to all groups, but it discourages creativity and even leaves out the instruction of morals and values... "stuff the duck" is what we call it here...
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  5. #275
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I reside in Taiwan. Taiwan is far further down that road than the U.S. is. Many younger educators are trying to get Taiwan off that path, and I am making my own contribution to diversifying the educational experience for my students, but the older teachers and political hacks control the system. It isn't going to change any time soon... I hope the U.S. is not going down the same road... In a sense, it DOES reward hard work and is open to all groups, but it discourages creativity and even leaves out the instruction of morals and values... "stuff the duck" is what we call it here...
    Bureaucracy and tradition are definitely barriers for educators who want to improve the educational experience, I hope you do your best.

  6. #276
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,023

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Don't mind his ignorance. Taipei is only the FOURTH largest city in Taiwan, for goodness sake...
    Taipei City =/= Chinese Taipei.

    Chinese Taipei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Chinese Taipei is the designated name used by the Republic of China (ROC), commonly known as Taiwan, to participate in some international organizations and almost all sporting events, such as the Olympics, Paralympics, Asian Games and Asian Para Games. The international community commonly employs the term "Chinese Taipei" due to pressure by the People's Republic of China (PRC), commonly known as China, who prefer the name as it creates ambiguity about the independence and political status of Taiwan. It is seen as an important tool to influence international perception of cross-strait relations.
    The Republic of China participates in most international forums and organizations under the name "Chinese Taipei" due to diplomatic pressure from the PRC. For instance, it is the name under which it has competed at the Olympic Games since 1979, and its name as an observer at the World Health Organization.
    Taipei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Taipei City (traditional Chinese: 臺北市; pinyin: Tiběi Sh)[1] is the capital of the Republic of China (commonly known as "Taiwan") and the central city of the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Situated at the northern tip of the island, Taipei is located on the Danshui River, and is about 25 km southwest of Keelung, its port on the Pacific Ocean. Another coastal city, Danshui, is about 20 km northwest at the river's mouth on the Taiwan Strait. It lies in the two relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung (基隆河) and Xindian (新店溪) rivers, which join to form the Danshui River along the city's western border.[2] The city proper (Taipei City) is home to an estimated 2,606,151 people.[3] Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung together form the Taipei metropolitan area with a population of 6,776,264.[4] However, they are administered under different local governing bodies. "Taipei" sometimes refers to the whole metropolitan area, while "Taipei City" refers to the city proper.
    Lawlz. Another ludahai fail to add to the books.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  7. #277
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    First of all one does not discourage another by saying they are too much of what they are. That would be like a black person trying to discourage another black person by saying they are too black. UNLESS they is what they don't want to be. Look at the white people who are all in the "black" culture. Try telling some of them they are being too white and see if they get upset. I would like to see some kind of study on that, to see if there are white people who feel they are too white or get upset if told so.
    I'm a White guy and no matter how many Black friends I have I will never be Black. I will also never be a woman or understand what their life experience might be. But I can often identify more with a Black man, or a Latino man, than I can with a White woman. But sometimes the opposite occurs too.

    Ultimately we're just people doing the best we can.

  8. #278
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Taipei City =/= Chinese Taipei.

    Chinese Taipei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





    Taipei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Lawlz. Another ludahai fail to add to the books.
    Who cares? It's just a ****in stupid-ass name.

  9. #279
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Who cares? It's just a ****in stupid-ass name.
    He's just a hater... and note, it says "metropolitan area" - not city... Xinbei, Kaohsiung and Taichung all have more people than Taipei...
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

  10. #280
    Defender of the Faith
    ludahai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate City
    Last Seen
    07-03-13 @ 02:22 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    10,320

    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    From your favorite site... Direct-controlled municipality of Taiwan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No. Division name Trad. Simp. Hanyu Pinyin Abbr. Seal Population Area (km) Date of establishment Map
    1 Kaohsiung City 高雄市 高雄市 Gāoxing Sh 高 gāo 2,769,072 2,946.2527 Jul. 1, 1979 12345
    2 New Taipei City 新北市 新北市 Xīnběi Sh 新 xīn 3,849,492 2,052.5667 Dec. 25, 2010
    3 Taichung City 臺中市 台中市 Tizhōng Sh 中 zhōng 2,629,323 2,214.8968 Dec. 25, 2010
    4 Tainan City 臺南市 台南市 Tinn Sh 南 nn 1,873,681 2,191.6531 Dec. 25, 2010
    5 Taipei City 臺北市 台北市 Tiběi Sh 北 běi 2,622,933 271.7997 Jul. 1, 1967
    Can you count population? Can you compare? Taipei is the FOURTH most populous city... You are the FAIL!!!

    And Chinese Taipei is not the name of the country I live in... it is a coward's term forced on Taiwan...




    Lawlz. Another ludahai fail to add to the books.
    The FAIL is yours...
    Last edited by ludahai; 03-02-11 at 11:04 PM.
    Semper Paratus
    Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
    Jon Huntsman for President

Page 28 of 29 FirstFirst ... 1826272829 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •