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post #2626 of 5129
So the second one is about bandaids matching your skin color. Has anyone noticed that bandaids these days are all actually an intermediate shade? Is that just so more people can feel oppressed?
post #2627 of 5129
Thread Starter 
So this one:
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You go out for lunch with some of your friends. They’re all planning a big trip to celebrate a friend’s birthday and expect you to come, and you really don’t want to be left behind. Can you afford to make it?

Okay, growing up very poor I never had this problem. Why? NO ONE I GREW UP WITH COULD HAVE DONE THIS EITHER! This question has buried in it the idea that people of vastly different SESs now hang out together and form meaningful friendships. I'd say this question actually shows the opposite of what they might hope to demonstrate other than the truth that poor people cannot go on frivolous vacations.
post #2628 of 5129
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So this one:
This question has buried in it the idea that people of vastly different SESs now hang out together and form meaningful friendships.

I'm curious how much intermingling of SESs actually happens. Just through the winnowing of the educational process and who I'm around at work, basically everyone I know is in the same income tier. The only exceptions were people who hadn't graduated yet.

You always hear that people are marrying within their SES much more than they used to, but I've never seen stats on socializing.
post #2629 of 5129
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I'm curious how much intermingling of SESs actually happens. Just through the winnowing of the educational process and who I'm around at work, basically everyone I know is in the same income tier. The only exceptions were people who hadn't graduated yet.

You always hear that people are marrying within their SES much more than they used to, but I've never seen stats on socializing.

I think they got this question from a Friends episode.
post #2630 of 5129
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So this one:
Okay, growing up very poor I never had this problem. Why? NO ONE I GREW UP WITH COULD HAVE DONE THIS EITHER! This question has buried in it the idea that people of vastly different SESs now hang out together and form meaningful friendships. I'd say this question actually shows the opposite of what they might hope to demonstrate other than the truth that poor people cannot go on frivolous vacations.
The whole question of the premise is messed up, clearly written by some upper-middle class white person who has always had things handed to him and his friends.
Car-jacking or rail-hopping FTW.
post #2631 of 5129
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

So the second one is about bandaids matching your skin color. Has anyone noticed that bandaids these days are all actually an intermediate shade? Is that just so more people can feel oppressed?


I have always purchased the Camo band aids. Bitch, I was physically injured, but I'm a man who suffers through it so you better recognize!
post #2632 of 5129
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So this one:
Okay, growing up very poor I never had this problem. Why? NO ONE I GREW UP WITH COULD HAVE DONE THIS EITHER! This question has buried in it the idea that people of vastly different SESs now hang out together and form meaningful friendships. I'd say this question actually shows the opposite of what they might hope to demonstrate other than the truth that poor people cannot go on frivolous vacations.

Eh, I dunno. I see this.

While I admittedly don't have any real friends who are dirt poor/uneducated/consistently unemployed, I know plenty of people who don't make much money.

My most core group of friends from college all make good money *and* manage it very responsibly such that the sticker price of things we do is never really a question. But I am well aware that some of our other friends and/or people we have dated have decided to sit things out because of the money. Someone recently owed me $20-30 for a trip we all took and was asking to wait until payday to pay me back...

But I am sure the privledge-nazis would take issue with them too, since while my friends may not make much money now, I suspect they will all be fine as their life goes on as they all have at least a BA, usually from a good school and are not dumb. Their loans will eventually be paid off, they'll eventually get the jobs they want, etc.
post #2633 of 5129
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I'm not sure what you don't see here.

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Eh, I dunno. I see this.

While I admittedly don't have any real friends who are dirt poor/uneducated/consistently unemployed, I know plenty of people who don't make much money.

My most core group of friends from college all make good money *and* manage it very responsibly such that the sticker price of things we do is never really a question. But I am well aware that some of our other friends and/or people we have dated have decided to sit things out because of the money. Someone recently owed me $20-30 for a trip we all took and was asking to wait until payday to pay me back...

But I am sure the privledge-nazis would take issue with them too, since while my friends may not make much money now, I suspect they will all be fine as their life goes on as they all have at least a BA, usually from a good school and are not dumb. Their loans will eventually be paid off, they'll eventually get the jobs they want, etc.
post #2634 of 5129
Why (besides the obvious nature of the MTV demographic) are all of their examples so young?

Who really gives a shit if an 18 year old can't afford to go to dinner? Yeah, it sucks that someone else can afford it...but you're 18. You aren't expected to be able to afford to do everything you want to do. And when you are 18, who cares if you say "nah bro, I'm broke as hell right now, don't get paid by subway until thursday".
post #2635 of 5129
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Why (besides the obvious nature of the MTV demographic) are all of their examples so young?

Who really gives a shit if an 18 year old can't afford to go to dinner? Yeah, it sucks that someone else can afford it...but you're 18. You aren't expected to be able to afford to do everything you want to do. And when you are 18, who cares if you say "nah bro, I'm broke as hell right now, don't get paid by subway until thursday".

Entitled millennials feel that they are owed dinners and when they can afford it, they blame others who can for having a PRIVILEGE!
post #2636 of 5129
I'm putting this under politics since we don't have a PC ran amuck thread (though we should ).

Freeburg HS Midgets Stand Tall



http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-freeburg-high-school-midget-20150717-story.html
post #2637 of 5129
Got that beat, brah.

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Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut.

Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.

Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

The decision is believed to be unprecedented and could prompt Democrats in other states with similarly named events to follow suit.

“I see it as the right thing to do,” Nick Balletto, the party’s first-year chairman, told Hearst Connecticut Media on Wednesday night.

Democrats cited Jefferson and Jackson’s ownership of slaves as a key factor in the decision, as well as Jackson’s role in the removal of Native Americans from the southeastern U.S. in what was known as the Trail of Tears.

In 2005, the school board in the city of Berkeley, Calif., considered a measure to change the name of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for similar reasons, but the moniker remains.

Scot X. Esdaile, the head of Connecticut’s NAACP, said it was high time for Democrats to rebrand the event.

Balletto said blacks and Native Americans are a major constituency of the Democratic Party.

“When something offends someone, it’s beyond being politically correct,” Balletto said.

“It just causes a need for change.”

Balletto said Jefferson was a great founding father, but “had some issues.”

“You can’t change history, but you don’t have to honor it,” Balletto said.
post #2638 of 5129
Good fuck the world has gone crazy kill me now
post #2639 of 5129
You made this stuff up while drinking,

right Falcon?
post #2640 of 5129
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

You made this stuff up while drinking,

right Falcon?


http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Democrats-drop-Thomas-Jefferson-and-Andrew-6400544.php
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