Not Racist, Just Saying. . I THINK THAT ITS ARABIST THAT can an (mums my cums: HIST amuse or will: __! a'!. As a minority I can fully agree with you. But also as a minority, I am going to take as much of that money as I can.
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User avatar #57 - superpower (12/02/2013) [-]
As a minority I can fully agree with you. But also as a minority, I am going to take as much of that money as I can.
User avatar #174 to #57 - yuukoku (12/02/2013) [-]
I'm a minority. If you thought that white people had a hard time finding money just for being white, try being an Asian.
I agree with you, though. Take what you can get.
#296 to #57 - dogziller (12/02/2013) [-]
good plan bro. i wish i could too.
User avatar #313 to #57 - Dwarf (12/02/2013) [-]
Well, **** you, ****** .
User avatar #321 to #57 - thrakerzad (12/02/2013) [-]
this post is precisely what I would do too, don't care if it's wrong, better take it while it's still there, also I don't think it would be racist to give free college to blacks who are 60+ years old who had to deal with not being able to go to college when they were younger because of civil rights not really being concrete yet
User avatar #326 to #57 - thesinful (12/02/2013) [-]
As a non-minority, we try to get as much money as we can
User avatar #344 to #57 - thefeelslimshady (12/02/2013) [-]
Its a way of helping them because most white people are racist(on some level) and this makes it harder for minorities to succeed in life.

Look up the defenition of racist, this is not it...
#346 to #57 - bedwetter (12/02/2013) [-]
You filthy little rice ****** .
User avatar #425 to #57 - LiberatedCommie (12/02/2013) [-]
The white tears in the replies are delicious.
#226 to #57 - seemerollin (12/02/2013) [-]
Minorities master race
Minorities master race
User avatar #230 to #226 - niggernazi (12/02/2013) [-]
are whites a minority in your country?
User avatar #229 to #57 - niggernazi (12/02/2013) [-]
are you a jew?
User avatar #187 to #57 - TheFunnyJunkie (12/02/2013) [-]
As a racist ill tell you to get the hell out of my country.
#60 to #57 - sparkypotato (12/02/2013) [-]
Made me laugh, as a minority I also agree.
#8 - twofreegerbils (12/01/2013) [-]
It's astoundingly racist.
User avatar #341 to #8 - thefeelslimshady (12/02/2013) [-]
Its a way of helping them because most white people are racist(on some level) and this makes it harder for minorities to succeed in life.
#371 to #341 - whiteniggers (12/02/2013) [-]
"most white people are racist"   
   
do you understand that that is racist
"most white people are racist"

do you understand that that is racist
User avatar #477 to #371 - thefeelslimshady (12/04/2013) [-]
Yeah, I know I'm racist. But I am in any position to act on it, since no one apply to me for anything. In my experience most white people are racist, but as most people they dont act on it. However many employers do. If you are a foreigner and your name is foregin, getting a job is much harder. Just because of a name many people dont get called in to interviews.
Making it easier for minorities to get a high education, makes it easier for them to compete with (in this case) white people.
#376 to #341 - RedRooster (12/02/2013) [-]
"Most white people are racist(on some level)"

Isn't assuming that people have a particular character trait (especially negative ones, like crime, racism, lying, etc) because of their skin color is racist? And if so, aren't you being racist right here?
User avatar #475 to #376 - thefeelslimshady (12/04/2013) [-]
Yeah, I know I'm racist.
#351 to #341 - anon (12/02/2013) [-]
What about asians?
User avatar #354 to #351 - thefeelslimshady (12/02/2013) [-]
If you are implying that asians are seen as smarter, that may be true. However they still experience racism.
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User avatar #474 to #361 - thefeelslimshady (12/04/2013) [-]
Am not going to trust your random picture.
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User avatar #478 to #476 - thefeelslimshady (12/04/2013) [-]
I dont see have its relevant anyway. If you look back at the American history and current demografics you may get why that "fact" might have some truth to it.
User avatar #339 to #8 - jbgotswag (12/02/2013) [-]
no it is not, the scholarships are just there to undo pass racism. any dumb asstwat should know that
User avatar #353 to #339 - thefeelslimshady (12/02/2013) [-]
"Pass racism". You boy, just became a faggot + your username. You are some kind of uber faggot.
#52 - jaypaul (12/02/2013) [-]
There's a difference between treating everyone equally and trying to make everyone equal.
There's a difference between treating everyone equally and trying to make everyone equal.
User avatar #306 to #52 - weenieandthebutt (12/02/2013) [-]
You're thinking of equity. In what way is a black guy disadvantaged from a black guy in getting into a good school? Maybe if they'd just worked a lot damn harder instead of messing around in class.
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#440 to #439 - jaypaul (12/02/2013) [-]
CUM N GIT EM BRUH!!!!11!1!ELEVEN1
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#444 to #443 - jaypaul (12/02/2013) [-]
I'm procrastinating, because I don't feel like studying for finals... 			****		...
I'm procrastinating, because I don't feel like studying for finals... **** ...
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User avatar #155 to #52 - trivdiego ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
I know what you mean. Just like there's a difference between equality and fairness.
User avatar #158 to #155 - jaypaul (12/02/2013) [-]
I believe treating everyone equally based on whatever objective standards you have in mind is fairness. When you ignore objective standards in order to assign an over-riding value of something subjective is bigoted.
#163 to #160 - jaypaul (12/02/2013) [-]
Aww shucks.
User avatar #331 to #52 - traffy (12/02/2013) [-]
this is the most wisest and true thing I've head in a debate about minorities
User avatar #137 to #52 - durkadurka (12/02/2013) [-]
THIS! ******* THIS!
Some people assume that because something doesn't have perfect ratios of men and women, gays and straights, etc, that there's some sort of "unfairness" going on. While it's true that discrimination isn't completely eradicated, there's not always some horrible unfairness going on.
#48 - anon (12/02/2013) [-]
I got the same grade as one of my friends in High School. he has two parent and has lived in the middle class for his entire life. Meanwhile after my parents got a divorce after financial trouble, (mom got breast cancer), I'm not eligible for grants because I'm white and He's Hispanic. He's getting a full ride at a UC while i can hardly pay for community college and my brother is going into massive debt because he just started at a college out of state and was only able to obtain a small atheletic scholarship. God bless the USA.

(ps: also would like the throw out there, even though it isn't related, were both losing our health insurance because of obama care dosen't like the company my mothers is through)
#138 to #48 - anon (12/02/2013) [-]
i don't believe you at all. As a UC student i can tell you that you would be eligible for cal grants to pay almost all your tuition, grants which have nothing to do with race, oly a minimum gpa and need. grants based on race are limited and not usually from the government. If there is a reason your not getting grants for a UC it has nothing to do with race.
User avatar #305 - weenieandthebutt (12/02/2013) [-]
As a ********** and ethnic minority, SJW and overzealous liberals really piss me the **** off who portray my kinds as 'victims' and as if we need special treatment through affirmative action. I can't stand the whole rhetoric that white people are somehow responsible for everything, they're somehow racists, discriminating and that they're somehow our enemies. Racism in this world could probably stop if we all just shut the **** up about it! Race is essentially a social construct anyways where the only biological difference is colour.
#314 to #305 - meuk (12/02/2013) [-]
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#342 to #305 - doctorprofessornv (12/02/2013) [-]
Thank you good sir, you are indeed a wise man
#189 - bibbity (12/02/2013) [-]
MFW I'm getting nothing but high distinctions at university but I'm too white and too male to get a scholarship.
#248 - wizzerdofaus (12/02/2013) [-]
"ARABIST" oh lightbulb
#55 - steelhead (12/02/2013) [-]
The light bulb has an interesting opinion
#39 - iamareposter (12/02/2013) [-]
Although this system is abused more often than not, it's more of a means to help under privileged individuals out of a cycle that they may find themselves trapped in.   
You are a product of the world and influences around you and unless you've someone or something to help you out, it can get very, very difficult to get out  Take a look at any ghetto .   
   
tl;dr Rather than bringing yourself to the  understandable  conclusion that it's racist, take some time out of your day to find out why the system was implemented in the first place.
Although this system is abused more often than not, it's more of a means to help under privileged individuals out of a cycle that they may find themselves trapped in.
You are a product of the world and influences around you and unless you've someone or something to help you out, it can get very, very difficult to get out Take a look at any ghetto .

tl;dr Rather than bringing yourself to the understandable conclusion that it's racist, take some time out of your day to find out why the system was implemented in the first place.
#247 to #39 - implication (12/02/2013) [-]
So you're saying the system was implemented because minorities are inferior to white people.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
#254 to #247 - iamareposter (12/02/2013) [-]
I think you missed the point entirely.
I think you missed the point entirely.
#309 to #39 - anon (12/02/2013) [-]
no i know hwy it was but like anything it was hastly created to appese certain people or as i like call "vote buying"
User avatar #119 to #39 - akkere ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
It's understandable that the aim of these grants was to undo historical damage done to ethnic groups over historical time, but I'd think it would be more efficient to focus the grants on economic class rather than just simply ethnicity. It ensures the focus of the program goes to those that were damaged, while helping everyone in general out that's in need.
User avatar #133 to #39 - durkadurka (12/02/2013) [-]
There was a time when society was actively trying to put down minorities. It is during this time that these kinds of scholarships were useful and justified.

But in today's world, you cannot adequately justify the continued existence of scholarships based on race. Currently it serves only to reinforce the idea that races ARE unequal.

We'd be much better off converting those scholarships to ones based on financial need.
User avatar #276 to #133 - djekis (12/02/2013) [-]
As a minority, you're wrong. I'm Black (read: N*****r) and I still have parents and grandparents alive from the times of Jim Crow (yes, my family is from both Florida and Mississippi respectively). Most people are still affected by what happened barely less than 50 years ago. Let us not forget that minorities, or in the case of Black people, were second-class citizens only until the mid-60's, and before that only a generation off from being born to released slaves.

Not to mention, not all racist people died or did racism end when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. Don't even get me started on the Native Americans. Do you honestly think people were hiring minorities in droves the second the bill was made into Law in the US?

#280 to #276 - anon (12/02/2013) [-]
No, racism didn't die in 1964 with that law, but time has went on and i'd say the large majority of people have adjusted or changed.

I think giving scholarships based solely on race is as bad as denying them to people because they were back, because like it or not, that's still racism.
User avatar #293 to #280 - djekis (12/02/2013) [-]
Forgot to add, most of the grants/scholarships for minorities aren't necessarily based on color, but location/other socioeconomic factors.

Have you heard of Appalachians being a minority, because they are. Yes, they're ethnically white, but like other minorities they were disenfranchised and marginalized by the same people who did this to Black people.

Merit alone does not get people what they want, sometimes people need a hand up. If things were obtained purely based on merit, every person who wanted to be an actor/rapper/pimp/singer/<insert occupation here> would be the cream of the crop. But we all know this isn't true.
User avatar #282 to #280 - djekis (12/02/2013) [-]
As someone whose experienced racism on at least 6 occasions with 4 of them being in the ********* of a state I like to call Ohio, I'd be willing to say that not many have changed, it just was "swept under the rug" so to speak.

Without assistance I wouldn't have been able to attend college, let alone get a good job in today's economy. My mother, who had 5 children, had no way to pay for in-state tuition. Also my major was not taught in any of the local community colleges so the closest place I could study at without taking more than I needed was at Ohio State.

It's like telling people "Go get a job, pull yourself up by your bootstraps", then saying when they're unable to do so by means available to them that "It's their own fault". Hence, it's keeping the poor poorer, compounded with the fact that they wouldn't be there had there not been a structured system beforehand keeping them down.

I'm just saying, before you think it's racism, understand why it's there in the first place; it's just as racist/prejudice to be totally dismissive of what people have to go through because of how differently you may view things.

User avatar #50 to #39 - fpsnoob ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
I am a white male that grew up in a low income family. Now when I say low income, I mean my parents worked ~50-60 hours a week to put food on the table and pay the rent. We didn't live off the government, and didn't get any grants. I went to a school together with all the minorities (or you could say being white was a minority there) that had a 40% graduation rate.

So could you please explain to me why the **** almost all the graduates that were "minorities" got a free ride to go to college? Hell they didn't even need to do well in school, they got accepted to good colleges just because the standards for their race are lower than for white people, so even though I had a higher average than them, and scored way higher than them on the SAT, I got nothing. How the hell is that fair?

Hell, it should be illegal to ask for your ethnicity on applications for absolutely anything. Giving someone something extra because of their race is just as racist as taking something away from them.
#73 to #50 - timerce (12/02/2013) [-]
well as a white kid who was one of 7 white kids in my school i can tell you i was given plenty of scholarship offers based on multiple factors including the fact that i was a minority in my school so maybe you just didnt try hard enough
#56 to #50 - iamareposter (12/02/2013) [-]
I'm sorry to hear of your situation and I can try to empathize with how difficult things may have been for you, but I stand by what I said.   
As I said to epicscorpion, I admit that people from all walks of life can need help. However I don't believe that the alternative be &quot;help everyone or no one&quot; which seems like the overarching point I see you're trying to make.
I'm sorry to hear of your situation and I can try to empathize with how difficult things may have been for you, but I stand by what I said.
As I said to epicscorpion, I admit that people from all walks of life can need help. However I don't believe that the alternative be "help everyone or no one" which seems like the overarching point I see you're trying to make.
#69 to #56 - facepalmftw (12/02/2013) [-]
The concept of affirmative action was implemented by privileged whites who wanted to make themselves feel better about their socio-economic standing. There is documented proof that this system can actually be worse for the minorities it 'serves' by placing college-eligible young adults into schools that are above their natural leaning curve.
#44 to #39 - epicscorpion (12/02/2013) [-]
How about...helping people that need it, rather than, I dunno, people of a certain race?

Just because you assume that minorities are in poverty and whites aren't, doesn't mean you can justify not reading that he said it is purely on race.
#49 to #44 - iamareposter (12/02/2013) [-]
AlthoughI appreciate the strawman you've made for me, I never said minorities are in poverty. I acknowledge that people from all walks of life need help and I did admit that the current system is being abused, but that's not the point I was trying to drive. I was trying to convey the idea that some people were put where they are as a result of society forcing them down.  So rather than just letting go of them and saying &quot;Pick yourselves back up&quot;, why don't we as a society help them back up?   
   
We as a people work off the platforms we've been given. In some cultures, certain platforms were destroyed simply because of race. What these systems are trying to do is help the people affected by this destruction of opportunity by giving them metaphorical stepladders so they can climb to where they could have and likely would have been.
AlthoughI appreciate the strawman you've made for me, I never said minorities are in poverty. I acknowledge that people from all walks of life need help and I did admit that the current system is being abused, but that's not the point I was trying to drive. I was trying to convey the idea that some people were put where they are as a result of society forcing them down. So rather than just letting go of them and saying "Pick yourselves back up", why don't we as a society help them back up?

We as a people work off the platforms we've been given. In some cultures, certain platforms were destroyed simply because of race. What these systems are trying to do is help the people affected by this destruction of opportunity by giving them metaphorical stepladders so they can climb to where they could have and likely would have been.
#54 to #49 - epicscorpion (12/02/2013) [-]
I understand what you mean, but it's not the way to achieve it. Otherwise, you could have just said, "Scholarships are...good", because they help those who need economic assistance. That's their purpose. Adding a race thing to the end of it doesn't make it anything other than racist.
User avatar #58 to #54 - iamareposter (12/02/2013) [-]
I agree on the fact that what we're doing now isn't the ideal solution, I think it's the most effective applicable one on a wide-scale.
Perhaps we could agree to disagree here?
#71 to #58 - facepalmftw (12/02/2013) [-]
Maybe we should provide assistance based on merit. The children who show the desire, the will to succeed, despite ANY disadvantage they may have, should be offered aid. On the other hand, those that make it a point to coast through life should be shown what it means to succeed, but should not be given handouts.
#59 to #58 - epicscorpion (12/02/2013) [-]
Dis agreed.
User avatar #53 to #49 - fpsnoob ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
Have you ever lived in a city with projects? It really doesn't sound like you have since all this "help" that most of the people are provided is completely wasted away. Why is it that someone living in government assisted housing, buying groceries with food stamps, and picking up a welfare check every week can afford to wear $200 shoes, talk on a brand new iphone and drive a Cadillac?

We are way past the point of "helping" people from the positions they were put in. There's been generations of help at this point, and it's all gone to waste. When you just give people a free ride they'll just sit on it for as long as it goes. I mean why bother getting a job when you can do absolutely nothing and live better off?
User avatar #64 to #53 - iamareposter (12/02/2013) [-]
I don't quite appreciate you assuming my situation. I live in Western Sydney (Australia), which is our version of the ghetto. When I head to the eastern suburbs, or even into the city, there is a tone of disgust in the voices of the residents there when they find out where i'm from- class discrimination is a big thing here.

I don't feel as though talking about this topic further with you will do either of us any good, so perhaps we could agree to disagree?
#70 to #64 - fpsnoob ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
I don't see how commenting on a situation in the US, while living in another country is fitting at all. I do not know how scholarships and other aids function in Aus (and I will not comment on it), but here in the US ethnicity plays a huge role in getting scholarships and getting accepted into good colleges. In a country that always yells about equality and freedom that's just unacceptable.

Also take a look at this picture that was posted further down in the comments.
#72 to #70 - timerce (12/02/2013) [-]
no. you are over stating the amount of scholarships that are given out based on race. if the situation you described was true then poc would outnumber white ppl in college which simply isnt the case.
User avatar #74 to #72 - fpsnoob ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
How can they outnumber white people in college when there's simply way more white people in the US? Also with the way the jobs are now you're pretty much required to go to college in order to make a living, so people are forced to take gigantic student loans in order to pay for school. That's why the college debt in the US surpassed credit card debt.

www.forbes.com/sites/specialfeatures/2013/08/07/how-the-college-debt-is-crippling-students-parents-and-the-economy/
User avatar #161 to #39 - mrnappy (12/02/2013) [-]
Is no one going to talk about what's going on in the .gif?
#283 - lolzordz (12/02/2013) [-]
is that what's happening in america right now? man, you are just one big fat reality TV show
User avatar #284 to #283 - brucekillah (12/02/2013) [-]
been happening for decades I think
User avatar #198 - guymandude (12/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, its pretty racist. But I don't hold anything against kids in the minority for it. I mean hell, when I applied for colleges, I applied for every single grant I was qualified for - and I would expect everyone to do the same. So if I were in their position, you bet I would be grabbing those scholarships like there was no tomorrow.
#196 - Yojimbo (12/02/2013) [-]
Middle class white male who did a little above average in school. MFW I heard how much scholarship money I would be getting.
Middle class white male who did a little above average in school. MFW I heard how much scholarship money I would be getting.
#377 to #196 - stinks (12/02/2013) [-]
In my entire college/graduate school journey i will get 4.5k in scholarships.

with that said i will also be about 160-200k in debt due to outstanding loans for graduate school in the U.S.

Feels bad man.
#41 - liamdurf ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
If it happens only because of their race, then it is by definition racism.
If it happens only because of their race, then it is by definition racism.
User avatar #343 to #41 - thefeelslimshady (12/02/2013) [-]
Its a way of helping them because most white people are racist(on some level) and this makes it harder for minorities to succeed in life.
That is not the defenition of racism, look it up dumbass.
User avatar #51 to #41 - andrewandreas (12/02/2013) [-]
Actually no, racism is the belief that one race is superior to another.
#68 to #51 - facepalmftw (12/02/2013) [-]
No, racism is treating someone differently, or holding them to a different standard, because of their ethnic background.
User avatar #79 to #68 - andrewandreas (12/02/2013) [-]
That is what prejudice is. They often go hand in hand, but they are not the same.
#141 to #79 - facepalmftw (12/02/2013) [-]
Prejudice is judging someone based on what you've heard about them. It need not apply to race. Thinking a black kid is a gangster because all his friends are gangsters is prejudice. Thinking a black kid is a gangster because he's black is racism.
User avatar #194 to #51 - tittentei (12/02/2013) [-]
"Racism denotes the perception that the species homo sapiens - human - can be divided into different races."

Thats racism. It doesn't have to be discrimmination, it doesn't have to be negative. The word "racist" nowdays, however, is pretty much something (mainly the left side) uses against anything. "You digagree with our politics? Racist!" "You think certain religions have dangerous encouragements? Racist!" etc.
User avatar #66 to #51 - sketchysketchist (12/02/2013) [-]
In other words, grants imply that we're inferior to others because we need the money more than whites.
Hence, anyone who gives out grants is a racist.
User avatar #78 to #66 - andrewandreas (12/02/2013) [-]
no, because the purpose of the grants to bring balance. Affirmative action and programs like it are designed to promote diversity in the work place and in schools. Before programs like this were started it was far less likely that minorities would be accepted by merit alone, therefore it was necessary to create an avenue to establish a diverse society. This is important because when people work, go to school, and live with other cultures face-to-face it is more likely that they will get learn to tolerate each other (even outside of their forced interactions). Any other effect is simply collateral damage. In my opinion, the time is coming to begin decreasing the reach of these program because of the "side effects" such as those mentioned in above comments, as well as the growing thoughts about them like you have.



Btw, I am a black american college student, but I do not receive any aid because of this.
User avatar #80 to #78 - sketchysketchist (12/02/2013) [-]
Before maybe, but now everyone has an equal opportunity. Unless you're poor and can't afford going to school. Then grants do make it equal.

BTW. I'm a poor mexican american who relies on financial aid to go to school so I can afford paying for my children's college tuition. Or if I don't have kids, maybe buy myself some cool **** I was never allowed to have as a kid.
User avatar #84 - rhetoricalfunny ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
You know what sucks?

Because I'm a minority, I really can't take any other stance than agreeing without being called biased and my point being disregarded.
#103 to #84 - airjordanjetson (12/02/2013) [-]
**** that. Yeah, it's racist against the majority, but I could care less. It's just something they have to suck it up and deal with. It's not like we're hangin' em from trees or shootin' em in front of their children.
#185 - I Am Monkey (12/02/2013) [-]
My college is 20% white and they still give out minority scholarships to it.
#139 - quesocnkane (12/02/2013) [-]
It's pretty nice.

I look white, but I'm half Native American.

All the benefits of being red, but with the added bonuses of being white.
User avatar #13 - Snookbone (12/01/2013) [-]
"Reverse racism" or "positive discrimination" as it's known in the UK, is still... er... racism and discrimination.

Are we really cleverer than our own ******* governments?
User avatar #14 to #13 - suxferyu (12/02/2013) [-]
here it's called "affirmitive action"
User avatar #17 to #14 - Snookbone (12/02/2013) [-]
Well either way I call it utter ******** ...
User avatar #18 to #17 - suxferyu (12/02/2013) [-]
agreed. every time i fill out a job application, they ask what ethnicity i am, and i always leave it blank. i don't want to get a job just because i'm a certain race, i want it because i'm qualified for it and fit the requirements
User avatar #19 to #18 - Snookbone (12/02/2013) [-]
Yeah. Ethnicity really isn't important is it? Seeing as I am in the majority in my country, I would be pissed off if I didn't get a job (seeing as there aren't many around any more) just because a member of a minority went for it. On the flip side, if I were said member of a minority, it would be insulting to find that I got a job just because I was a different "race" (whatever the **** that means).
User avatar #32 - mrsecret ONLINE (12/02/2013) [-]
I don't care about that, but what is ******* ******** is that athletes get full scholarships for playing with balls
#190 to #32 - anon (12/02/2013) [-]
i used to think like that... but then i saw this movie "Friday night lights" and change my view on that matter... of course is not like that wxactly happens but you know it gets you a different point of view...

www.imdb.com/title/tt0390022/
User avatar #319 to #32 - anonymoose (12/02/2013) [-]
They bring money to the school, which in turn benefits everybody in the school.
User avatar #37 to #32 - Shole (12/02/2013) [-]
I am sorry sir but do you know how hard it is to be an athlete ?
Well I do so let me explain it to you. So I was paying each month 30 euros for practicing with a team since I was 15 till 18 + 10 euros for each trip outside the city, we had 1 each month, before that from 11 to 13 years I payed 10 euros each month, after that I injured my self and didnt play for 2 years. After 18 I got lucky and got to a senior team in Romania , note I am from Serbia, I decided also to go to uni there learned romanian and **** , I didnt play 1 official game, but I had to be on practice each day from 9 to 11 and from 19 to 21 or what we had most of the time was from 22 to 00. I did this all for a salary of 100 euros , food every working day and a room in a apartment. Everyday running and running and dribbling and shooting . All I did was practice eat sleep practice eat sleep and all from the start. After 2 years I got some more playing time, all the managers were dicks everyone in the managment treated me and every young player like we were useless. My 3rd official game I tear my acl. Manger says its nothing , doc says its nothing , manager says play through it its not big deal. I play and guess what happened, pain and I had to stay home. They send me home, no contract, no money, surgery costs 10,000 euros because well it was not only acl torn it was the meniscus deformed, my knee cap destroyed almost everything. Now I practice 6-8h per day because I only have 8 months left to get back in form, I am one of the lucky ones that thought about going to school, and trust me when I say 99% of those athletes never make it because of injuries, their cant take to practice anymore, they fail because they dont have the will power. To be good you give up on going to clubs , drinking, sometimes you lose love ones, I lost 4 gf because I had do practice sometimes 3 practices at day and didnt have time for weeks to see them, and I wont even start on how many times I seen my family.
#42 to #37 - neverunderstand (12/02/2013) [-]
I'm not reading that wall of text; but I'm pretty sure mrsecret meant to highlight the inequality between academic merit and athletic skills.

Good grades get you some money, good three-pointers get you all the money. It's strange.
User avatar #90 to #42 - Shole (12/02/2013) [-]
This all depends , sometimes you need money to be able to show off that three point shot of yours :S . I wanted to say that no matter what skill you have there is always going to be someone who has it easier and the only thing you can do is work your ass off and hope that your lucky enough to make it
User avatar #40 to #32 - Shole (12/02/2013) [-]
Also I had 16 people I played against or with that killed themselfs from the pressure of the coach and family so yeah being an athlete is the same as being anything else. Life pressures everyone of us to do something great, but only a few have the will to do it.
User avatar #179 to #32 - trojanmannn (12/02/2013) [-]
You might not be saying that if you're an athlete. Personally, I believe it's much harder to stand out as an athlete to a D1 school than as a Scholar.
#34 to #32 - lazaman (12/02/2013) [-]
They have good skills, good skills win games, winning games makes your school popular, being popular gets more students, more students get more government grants, and all this leads to money, and money is good.
They have good skills, good skills win games, winning games makes your school popular, being popular gets more students, more students get more government grants, and all this leads to money, and money is good.
User avatar #140 to #34 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe (12/02/2013) [-]
I have good skills playing with my balls, but it doesn't make me very popular
#464 to #140 - lazaman (12/03/2013) [-]
U wot m8?
U wot m8?
User avatar #167 to #34 - pipeworks (12/02/2013) [-]
I understand why, that doesn't mean I have to like it.
User avatar #270 - Katzie (12/02/2013) [-]
I just came back to funnyjunk after stopping for a while and this post reminded me why I stopped browsing here.
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