We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
They nearly had an Asian uprising in the Bay Area when they started talking about playing these games at Cal and other UC schools. Because of systematic discrimination against Asians as "overqualified" at most private universities, schools like Cal and UCLA have become huge go-to schools for Asian students because UC schools are prohibited by Proposition 209 from discriminating on the basis of race.
True equality requires everyone to be at the same level.
You're a professional dancer?
- You must wear these heavy weights & 12-pound shoes.
You are much brighter than average?
- You must wear this random ear-buzzer, it will break your ability to concentrate.
The mayor has apparently never heard any of these truisms:
--- You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
--- You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
--- You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
--- You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
--- You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
It's an increasingly Bizzaro world we're living in.
Asians are not disproportionately over-represented in the population of NYC at large so much as in the higher IQ ranges. Only 5 points, 105 vs 100 average, but on a Gaussian distribution that is going to skew the upper regions more. I am going to bet that a lot of the "white" subdivides further as Jewish - though this is less true than years ago for a couple of reasons.
@ Riick - those weights and buzzers are part of a sci-fi story, I think by Kurt Vonnegut, from years ago.