White People Love/Hate the Ivy League

Ok I’m just a sucker for Stuff White People Like, but last week’s entry, The Ivy League, is too spot on not to share:

White people have a tortured relationship with the Ivy Leagues, and if you broach the subject in the wrong way you can offend and even anger a white person.

But before getting into the more nuanced aspects of the subject, it’s important to know that all white people believe they have the intelligence and work ethic required to attend an Ivy League school. The only reason they did not actually go to one is that they chose not to participate in the “dog and pony show” required to gain acceptance… This should always be at the back of your mind as you talk to a white person about the Ivy League.

Once you have determined that a white person did not attend an Ivy League School, you should try to give them the opportunity to explain why their school was actually a superior educational experience. Some easy ways to do this are to mention grade inflation, professors who value research over teaching, or high tuition costs. Any one of these will set a white person off on a multi-minute rant.

…White people also like to call their school “The Harvard of the [insert region or conference]”. Do not challenge this, it will ruin their confidence.

Replace “white people” with “elite New England liberal arts school students” and it is just as effective. Sorry if this post offends you, either as a white person or as a Wesleyan student.

Stuff White People Like: The Ivy League

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26 thoughts on “White People Love/Hate the Ivy League

  1. Anonymous

    oh come on 5:45, would you prefer it if Wesleying was just a long list of event posts? I like that there’s interesting stuff posted, and most of the time it’s relevant to Wes students anyway. not everyone regularly reads all of the internet like you apparently do, what are you complaining about?and if you think SWPL is offensive you are LAME, can you really not tell how densely ironic the site is in making fun of self-righteous “progressives” like you?

  2. Anonymous

    oh come on 5:45, would you prefer it if Wesleying was just a long list of event posts? I like that there’s interesting stuff posted, and most of the time it’s relevant to Wes students anyway. not everyone regularly reads all of the internet like you apparently do, what are you complaining about?

    and if you think SWPL is offensive you are LAME, can you really not tell how densely ironic the site is in making fun of self-righteous “progressives” like you?

  3. Anonymous

    man, i sure am glad that everyone feels entitled to tell you how to run your blog. after all, its very important and serious that the blog be only what people want it to be and have nothing that might waste a moment of someone’s precious time.i like most of the posts.what i don’t like, i don’t read.not a tough system.keep up the good work guys.

  4. Anonymous

    man, i sure am glad that everyone feels entitled to tell you how to run your blog. after all, its very important and serious that the blog be only what people want it to be and have nothing that might waste a moment of someone’s precious time.
    i like most of the posts.
    what i don’t like, i don’t read.
    not a tough system.
    keep up the good work guys.

  5. Anonymous

    The next post on StuffWhitePeopleLike should be about the StuffWhitePeopleLike blog itself. White people eat that shit up.

  6. Anonymous

    The next post on StuffWhitePeopleLike should be about the StuffWhitePeopleLike blog itself. White people eat that shit up.

  7. Anonymous

    Why do you need to post stuff from the web that people who read Wesleying already read? I like Wesleying as a “what’s going on around campus” blog, not a “what a few people who go to Wesleyan like” blog.

  8. Anonymous

    Why do you need to post stuff from the web that people who read Wesleying already read? I like Wesleying as a “what’s going on around campus” blog, not a “what a few people who go to Wesleyan like” blog.

  9. Anonymous

    the entire list of stuff that white people like is so offensive, so why would you advertise it on this blog..really? if wesleying was advertising “stuff black people like” talking about african-americans as if they were animals to be interacted with i doubt this post would be kept up for very long

  10. Anonymous

    the entire list of stuff that white people like is so offensive, so why would you advertise it on this blog..
    really? if wesleying was advertising “stuff black people like” talking about african-americans as if they were animals to be interacted with i doubt this post would be kept up for very long

  11. Anonymous

    hilarious. but seriously, everyone knows wes is better than ivy league schools for so many reasons. that’s wesleyan’s acceptance rates are lower, it’s pure logic.

  12. Anonymous

    hilarious.

    but seriously, everyone knows wes is better than ivy league schools for so many reasons. that’s wesleyan’s acceptance rates are lower, it’s pure logic.

  13. Anonymous

    I didn’t find it that funny. This topic is overtalked, why keep talking about it?

  14. Anonymous

    I didn’t find it that funny. This topic is overtalked, why keep talking about it?

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