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    When I used to work weekends/holidays in an upmarket grocery store it wasn't unusual for apparently affluent, well dressed, middle class people to ask what various labels or ingredient lists said. They were English speakers so no language barrier, they basically couldn't read.

    With today's shift to written rather than spoken communication (FB, Twitter, txts, iPads, etc) reading is even more important I'd say and I can't imagine how limiting it must be if you can't.

    I was interested in helping with adult literacy classes but I'd have to get a primary education teacher degree and then take a specialised post grad diploma in literacy and social work. Total 5 years minimum so bollox to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Beat on people and brag about his coin...
    And $350 million overall at that. I despair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appollonia View Post
    Looks like $31,406,000 and $40,870,000 to me. Also, the amounts are written as "million."
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    He could set be an example here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    When I used to work weekends/holidays in an upmarket grocery store it wasn't unusual for apparently affluent, well dressed, middle class people to ask what various labels or ingredient lists said. They were English speakers so no language barrier, they basically couldn't read.

    With today's shift to written rather than spoken communication (FB, Twitter, txts, iPads, etc) reading is even more important I'd say and I can't imagine how limiting it must be if you can't.

    I was interested in helping with adult literacy classes but I'd have to get a primary education teacher degree and then take a specialised post grad diploma in literacy and social work. Total 5 years minimum so bollox to that.
    Maybe they couldn't see rather than read? I agree that reading and writing is a basic skill but older people in supermarkets are always asking other shoppers to read out labels to them and also for people to reach things.
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    Sorry but I do not find making fun of his lack of reading skills as acceptable, period. Yes he has the resources to learn but maybe there are larger issues at play. And, maybe he is just lazy and doesn't care. That still wouldn't make it acceptable to publically humiliate him IMO.
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    Maybe he got hit too many times in the head while boxing.
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    He had a horrific childhood. Not surprised that somebody didn't bother to make sure he was learning to read.
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    Maybe he's dislexic? Both my boyfriend and his brother are. While my boyfriend is able to read a book he really needs a lot of time to do so. But his brother will never be able to do so. He had to go into a special school in order to do the exams orally, not in written form. It's not that easy for both of them.
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    ^^ My stepdad is severely dyslexic. He can just about manage to write his own name and my mum has to take care of all the paperwork for them. In the past he's run his own small businesses and raised two disabled children as a single parent. His late brother was also severely dyslexic and built up a chain of electrical stores that he later sold for enough money to never work again and live year round in Andorra.

    Judge people by their actions, not by whether they can read a book in a way that isn't open to mockery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    ^^ My stepdad is severely dyslexic. He can just about manage to write his own name and my mum has to take care of all the paperwork for them. In the past he's run his own small businesses and raised two disabled children as a single parent. His late brother was also severely dyslexic and built up a chain of electrical stores that he later sold for enough money to never work again and live year round in Andorra.

    Judge people by their actions, not by whether they can read a book in a way that isn't open to mockery.
    Totally agree, Kitty. My uncle is a very successful man in what he does. My mom has made a very nice career for herself as well despite being severely dyslexic.

    My concern for Floyd is with the sheer amount of money he makes and the contracts he needs to sign, that he runs the risk of being taken advantage of. I hope there's someone in his employe or personal life that has his best interests at heart and watches everything carefully.
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    Going slightly off on a tangent here, but I'm curious to hear the thoughts of African American posters here especially about this (as I am totally ignorant): on another forum I read, Floyd vs. 50 was being discussed and a poster said that within the African American community there was a view among many that academic success was viewed as "being white", black academics are often looked down upon and that education is often spurned among AA boys in particular in favour of goals such as becoming a professional athlete. As I said, I have no idea whether this is baseless, but I'd like to know what you guys think.

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    I am not AA but find the topic interesting. It would heartbreaking to find that any AA would want another AA to dumb themselves down by not getting an education.
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    I'm wondering if it may be correlated to his profession. Getting hit for a living is probably hard on the body, and making that kind of money wouldn't make me want to stop.
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