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Un-diverse US team
ties for first place at
International Math Olympiad

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Posted By: Magnante, 7/21/2019 11:44:19 AM

Quick! Call the diversity police! For the fourth time in five years the US team placed first in the International Mathematical Olympiad, this year tying for first place with China. The six U.S. team members also won gold medals for their individual high scores on the Olympiad, known as the world championship mathematics competition for high school students. However, this very dominating winning team does not look like America -- all members are males, 5 Asians and one Caucasian, judging by appearances. Race, gender, ethnicity, family income, sexual orientation or other identifiers do not factor in to qualifying for the team to attend the Olympiad.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamboozle 7/21/2019 11:55:25 AM (No. 129888)
So the China 1 team tied with the China 2 team?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: trackman999 7/21/2019 11:58:36 AM (No. 129891)
America won. The people on the team are Americans. "Diversity" silliness not needed. P.S. An olympiad is the time between olympic games.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 7/21/2019 12:21:12 PM (No. 129907)
You know, I long for the day that multiculturalism and diversity are NOT factors in anything or at anyplace!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LadyHen 7/21/2019 12:28:05 PM (No. 129912)
Fine looking, intelligent, young American men in suits and ties. So refreshing.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Newtsche 7/21/2019 12:33:36 PM (No. 129915)
Isn't "judging by appearances" a hate crime?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 7/21/2019 12:46:12 PM (No. 129928)
Oh NO! Objective standards! And taking the best qualified?! Shocking! /s off Wonderful. ALL things should be done this way.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: thewarden 7/21/2019 1:34:18 PM (No. 129967)
President Trump should invite them to the White House! Well done, gentlemen!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley 7/21/2019 1:40:11 PM (No. 129976)
No matter what the pursuit, if you want to lose you choose diversity. If you want to win you choose capability.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 7/21/2019 2:25:14 PM (No. 130012)
Any idea how diverse the Chinese team was?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/21/2019 2:48:24 PM (No. 130023)
If not for the tragic history of slavery in the U.S., the team members would have been black.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jjs 7/21/2019 4:05:05 PM (No. 130065)
I'm an engineer, it's hard to go in and take a Calculus test and pass just because you are a certain color or gender. Calculus could care less, either you get it or you don't.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/21/2019 4:27:05 PM (No. 130080)
I know the liberal solution....swap a NBA draft choice for one of the asian mathletes.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 7/21/2019 5:10:46 PM (No. 130098)
As it should be. Excellence should not be subject to quotas. It's why nondiverse cultures hold a significant edge in STEM competitions.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mathman 7/21/2019 5:22:02 PM (No. 130102)
The Math Olympiads have nothing to do with color, gender, religion, or national origin. WYSIWIG in spades. What you see is what you get. And you must be able to solve fiendishly difficult problems in a very limited time. Genius is what it is. Despite all claims to the contrary, genius refuses to be confined to biology. Some of our greatest geniuses came from very plain circumstances. Ramanujan, for instance. Who could explain the genius of Pythagoras? Or Thales? Take a look at the Olympiad problems. Even after seeing the solution, you will have no idea how the participants solved the problems. Enough of this diversity BS. I tire of this nonsense. Give me a bridge or a building or a generator designed by a genius, and ignore his/her/ix gender/color/race/ origin. Give me something that works. But don't give me something designed by a PC committee. It will collapse in a heartbeat.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 7/21/2019 7:24:56 PM (No. 130152)
What.... no blacks?!! Do the revvrunds Sharpton and Jackson know about this? Time to shake down the International Mathematical Olympiad.
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