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      (Original post by Salt Queen)
      Lol Are you trying to debate my opinion right now with your opinion? Good for you not that everyone trying to pursue a science degree will be inspired by a marathon runner?? That's just you and what does him being a minority have to do with it?? you as a minority need an athlete as motivation to want to get a good job and education?? Lol People are simple these days :s
      The only thing stopping me from going into the streets and stabbing people is seeing one of my people get knighted /sarcasm

      ^ That's what white people think, anyways.
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      It's Mohammed.
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      It's all fun and games until it turns out he was on drugs all along.
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      (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
      The only thing stopping me from going into the streets and stabbing people is seeing one of my people get knighted /sarcasm

      ^ That's what white people think, anyways.
      I don't even know but it's such a wind up that people are circle jerking around clapping like circus seals about this. Once a black person gets knighted for academic achievement or business they started then call me. Until then, please. So patronising. But if this is what certain people need to be inspired then lol ok.
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      Political correctness gone mad. If he was Nick Griffin he would never have been knighted.
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      Good for him. He is one of our most successful athletes and definitely deserved this knighthood.
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      (Original post by Salt Queen)
      I don't even know but it's such a wind up that people are circle jerking around clapping like circus seals about this. Once a black person gets knighted for academic achievement or business they started then call me. Until then, please. So patronising. But if this is what certain people need to be inspired then lol ok.
      Arise Sir Ainsley:

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      If only all Somalis were like this in the UK :rolleyes:

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      (Original post by QE2)
      Political correctness gone mad. If he was Nick Griffin he would never have been knighted.

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      If only all Somalis were like this in the UK :rolleyes:

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      tbh... It's a wind up :lol:

      And if only all Somalis were like WHAT?? athletic? So stereotypical for a black guy to be honoured for that I'm actually annoyed right now. knight a black guy who graduated from uni with a First if they wanna make a "good example" for "black youth". If I roll my eyes any harder seriously they will fall out my head.
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      he's made a complete clown of himself. find me someone else recently who's a black non athlete/entertainer. I take good examples for young black men seriously btw. And the knighting may not be about race. but op certainly is.
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      (Original post by Salt Queen)
      Lol Are you trying to debate my opinion right now with your opinion? Good for you not that everyone trying to pursue a science degree will be inspired by a marathon runner?? That's just you and what does him being a minority have to do with it?? you as a minority need an athlete as motivation to want to get a good job and education?? Lol People are simple these days :s
      People can derive their inspiration from whoever/whatever. I'm not quite sure what your irritations with people admiring a hugely successful athlete are, especially in conjunction to their choice of degree/future career. Many of the qualities Farah exhibits can be applied generally to other fields, so it's not so surprising people can and do look up to him.
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      (Original post by MrDystopia)
      People can derive their inspiration from whoever/whatever. I'm not quite sure what your irritation with people admiring a hugely successful athlete are, especially in conjunction to their choice of degree/future career. Many of the qualities Farah exhibits can be applied generally to other fields, so it's not so surprising people can and do look up to him.
      Good for you x
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      Being an Olympic level athlete is a much greater achievement than graduating from university.
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      (Original post by Salt Queen)
      Lol Are you trying to debate my opinion right now with your opinion? Good for you not that everyone trying to pursue a science degree will be inspired by a marathon runner?? That's just you and what does him being a minority have to do with it?? you as a minority need an athlete as motivation to want to get a good job and education?? Lol People are simple these days :s
      Ermmm no . Don’t get “salty” . I was just stating my opinion not trying to start some kind of war . I clearly know not everyone will get inspired but I just stated a simple , coherent opinion just to add to your comment. And yes I take inspiration from an athlete who is also a “minority” and I know other people do , but we don’t “need” them .
      Let me just tell you I value him and others for their qualities - not just their academic success.
      Stop bringing his achievement down -
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      LMAOOOO this thread went from 0-100
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      (Original post by Laissez‒faire)
      Being an Olympic level athlete is a much greater achievement than graduating from university.
      Lol no it's not are you mad??! Most Olympians get nothing for that except IF someone decides to sponsor them like pay them to be in ads. Otherwise they fall into obscurity. How can you tell people education means nothing...on a student forum...what kind of website is this??? :lol:
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      (Original post by FrostedStarzzz)
      Ermmm no . Don’t get “salty” . I was just stating my opinion not trying to start some kind of war . I clearly know not everyone will get inspired but I just stated a simple , coherent opinion just to add to your comment. And yes I take inspiration from an athlete who is also a “minority” and I know other people do , but we don’t “need” them .
      Let me just tell you I value him and others for their qualities - not just their academic success.
      Stop bringing his achievement down -
      Whatever to all of this text I'm just saying it's random of you to take inspiration from a runner to do a science degree 😐. But I already said if that's what motivates you then ok good. I wouldn't sit around waiting for a jogger to inspire me to achieve is all.
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      (Original post by Salt Queen)
      Lol no it's not are you mad??! Most Olympians get nothing for that except IF someone decides to sponsor them like pay them to be in ads. Otherwise they fall into obscurity. How can you tell people education means nothing...on a student forum...what kind of website is this??? :lol:
      Strawman. Being a greater achievement doesn't imply education means nothing.
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      (Original post by Laissez‒faire)
      Strawman. Being a greater achievement doesn't imply education means nothing.
      Yes it does. You're minimising education which is one of the biggest hurdles for black and poor non black people to come up in society, every country as well. It's a strangely bad example to overlook more realistic practical achievements that many people like Mo cant even attain. Why don't you get it.
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      (Original post by Salt Queen)
      Yes it does. You're minimising education which is one of the biggest hurdles for black and poor non black people to come up in society, every country as well. It's a strangely bad example to overlook more realistic practical achievements that many people like Mo cant even attain. Why don't you get it.
      No it doesn't. I didn't say becoming an athlete is more realistic than graduating either, that's exactly why it's a greater achievement.
     
     
     
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