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    The admission rate to Harvard is just over 5%.

    One of the 5% happened to be Ayrton Little, who was surrounded by all of his classmates when he opened his acceptance email into Harvard!


    He was also offered a full scholarship and will be studying at Harvard by the time I (similar age) get my GCSE results!

    Here are some articles that document his success;

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...admission.html

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a8109936.html (This article I don't agree with - He didn't win a place. He earned it!)

    http://time.com/5064523/ayrton-littl...rd-acceptance/

    His friends (James Dennis) also got into Yale to study Maths at age 16 and his older brother will be studying Computer Science at Stanford!

    Excellent family, excellent school and massive respect to the teachers.
    Their story is extremely touching and motivating.
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    My man is going places....good places!
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    (Original post by JDieMstr)
    My man is going places....good places!
    I agree, I became so happy for someone I didn't even know. I even reached out to him on twitter to show my support!
    He's so amazing, so smart and he will definitely be going places.

    He said that he wants to work on Wall Street
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    American unis are stupid. you go to study maths and then realise 60% of your degree is everything but maths.
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    #BlackExcellence

    I think we need to start seeing more black people represented more often in the media as smart individuals!

    https://twitter.com/AyrtonLittle/sta...01621356449793

    Also his friend was accepted into Yale at 16 years old!

    We have also become really good friends after I reached out to him on Twitter!
    If you want I can ask him questions about how he applied and etc If anyone on here is thinking of applying to the US (I am).

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    (Original post by joneshet)
    what's with your obsession with race?
    you're making others uncomfortable by mentioning it on every post

    If you think by doing this you're demolishing stereotypes, think again
    people who have such ridiculous views don't care, they'll only hold onto those view tighter
    Hey! I understand it is 1AM, but you don't need to comment with such hostility.
    There are people who do believe that black people can't be "smart". We are told that we are "acting white" or other ridiculous terms which isn't fair.
    This thread is just about the series of boys and girls in America, who have done really well and are going to study at the best universities in the World.
    Furthermore, I'm really sorry for the timing of this post, I happen to be talking to an American right now and the time is about 7pm for them.

    I also thought I'd make this post to celebrate them because they've done so well!

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by CollectiveSoul)
    American unis are stupid. you go to study maths and then realise 60% of your degree is everything but maths.
    This is so true lol

    Think they might finish further maths A Level by the end of the first year in their actual maths degree
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    Hey! I understand it is 1AM, but you don't need to comment with such hostility.
    There are people who do believe that black people can't be "smart". We are told that we are "acting white" or other ridiculous terms which isn't fair.
    This thread is just about the series of boys and girls in America, who have done really well and are going to study at the best universities in the World.
    Furthermore, I'm really sorry for the timing of this post, I happen to be talking to an American right now and the time is about 7pm for them.

    I also thought I'd make this post to celebrate them because they've done so well!

    Thank you.
    That stereotype might stem from affirmative action American unis use to give advantage to minorities.

    http://www.aei.org/publication/new-c...dical-schools/
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    This boy never applied through Affirmative Action or any other group.
    He did apply for financial aid though!

    At his school, majority of the pupils and teachers are white.
    Their parents come from low-income families too.

    Ayrton doesn't have a dad either.

    His life is really unfortunate and I'm glad he has succeeded in Education.

    He achieved extraordinarily high SAT scores for a 15 year old (at the time) and he is currently taking ACT Maths at 16!

    He's amazing.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    Very impressive. The same age at which Ted Kaczynski went to Harvard on a scholarship to study maths.

    Greatness awaits!
    I know, I feel that this generation has some really inspiring individuals.
    Have you heard of Sabrina? I forgot her last name.

    She built (or constructed) a plane at 14 and I think she has academic authority at Harvard!
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    #BlackExcellence

    I think we need to start seeing more black people represented more often in the media as smart individuals!

    https://twitter.com/AyrtonLittle/sta...01621356449793

    Also his friend was accepted into Yale at 16 years old!

    We have also become really good friends after I reached out to him on Twitter!
    If you want I can ask him questions about how he applied and etc If anyone on here is thinking of applying to the US (I am).
    This is brilliant to see, but why is one of the first things to focus on "#BlackExcellence"? If someone is young and talented enough, anything else, such as race, should have absolutely nothing to do with it. I find it hard to believe Harvard, or any other university for that matter, would hold anyone's race against them if they were talented enough to deserve admission. Any discrimination, "positive" or not, is discrimination. To me, it seems you are implying this was partly down to positive discrimination, when it probably wasn't in the slightest.

    If another talented 16-year-old were to have been in a similar situation, but white, and I posted it with "#WhiteExcellence", I bet you would be uncomfortable. The credit goes to the kid's academic merit and his young age.
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    (Original post by Synchronous)
    This is brilliant to see, but why is one of the first things to focus on "#BlackExcellence"? If someone is young and talented enough, anything else, such as race, should have absolutely nothing to do with it. I find it hard to believe Harvard, or any other university for that matter, would hold anyone's race against them if they were talented enough to deserve admission. Any discrimination, "positive" or not, is discrimination. To me, it seems you are implying this was partly down to positive discrimination, when it probably wasn't in the slightest.

    If another talented 16-year-old were to have been in a similar situation, but white, and I posted it with "#WhiteExcellence", I bet you would be uncomfortable. The credit goes to the kid's academic merit and his young age.
    But everyone already knows that white people are excellent.
    Stop showing your inadequacy.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    But everyone already knows that white people are excellent.
    Stop showing your inadequacy.
    What does this have to do with my "inadequacy"? The point here is that he is 16. There are plenty of other people who are older and not white who get in, again because of their academic and other merits. You are clearly one of those SJWs, so I shall stay clear arguing with you further. Your disappointing response to my first post has shown me that you couldn't respond properly to my points.
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    #blackexcellence
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    #BlackExcellence

    They called us DUMB, PRIMITIVE, UNCIVILIZED but we are now taking up earned places at top universities e.g York, Leeds, Oxford, Durham, St Andrews, King's College London!

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    l'M TRULY INSPIRED TO SEE MY PEOPLE HAVE EXCELLED lN MUSIC, POP CULTURE, LITERATURE, EDUCATION AND NOW LIFE!
    ONE DAY I TOO WILL BE STRIVING TO ACHIEVE IN THEIR GREATNESS. FOR MY ANCESTORS.
    WHAT I'M BORN TO BE.
    ONE !
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    I laughed too much making that .
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    This boy never applied through Affirmative Action or any other group.
    He did apply for financial aid though!

    At his school, majority of the pupils and teachers are white.
    Their parents come from low-income families too.

    Ayrton doesn't have a dad either.

    His life is really unfortunate and I'm glad he has succeeded in Education.

    He achieved extraordinarily high SAT scores for a 15 year old (at the time) and he is currently taking ACT Maths at 16!

    He's amazing.
    Congratulations to him!

    In a sense he did "win" a place because to get into Harvard or any similar academic institution; an element of luck is always involved with many qualified applicants being denied a place.

    Whether or not he applied through an widening access initiative or not, he would still be subjected to "Affirmative Action" type analyses by the admissions board of the university.

    This is of course not to detract from his achievement and to come from adversity to get into Harvard at such a young age is an achievement in itself.

    Also would implore you to search up who Ted "Unabomber" Kaczynski is... as he was mentioned in a previous post and it seems like you didn't search up who he was before you responded.


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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    The admission rate to Harvard is just over 5%.

    One of the 5% happened to be Ayrton Little, who was surrounded by all of his classmates when he opened his acceptance email into Harvard!


    He was also offered a full scholarship and will be studying at Harvard by the time I (similar age) get my GCSE results!

    Here are some articles that document his success;

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...admission.html

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a8109936.html (This article I don't agree with - He didn't win a place. He earned it!)

    http://time.com/5064523/ayrton-littl...rd-acceptance/

    His friends (James Dennis) also got into Yale to study Maths at age 16 and his older brother will be studying Computer Science at Stanford!

    Excellent family, excellent school and massive respect to the teachers.
    Their story is extremely touching and motivating.
    That's good, congrats to him :yep:
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    But everyone already knows that white people are excellent.
    Umm, that's what you think..
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