SALT LAKE CITY — Did the parents indicted in the college admissions scandal deserve to be caught?
The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan dove into this topic in her newest piece, looking into how elitist parents, including celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were caught in the middle of a changing America.
Flanagan explained that these parents responded with anger from “being robbed of what they believed was rightfully theirs,” according to the article.
- “These parents — many of them avowed Trump haters — are furious that what once belonged to them has been taken away, and they are driven mad with the need to reclaim it for their children.”
- “They can’t believe it — they truly can’t believe it — when they realize that even the colleges they had assumed would be their child’s back-up, emergency plan probably won’t accept them. They pay thousands and thousands of dollars for untimed testing and private counselors; they scour lists of board members at colleges, looking for any possible connections; they pay for enhancing summer programs that only underscore their children’s privilege. And — as poor whites did in the years leading up to 2016 — they complain about it endlessly.”
Flanagan wrote that America has changed where the sense of entitlement doesn’t always work: "You’re now Exhibit A of law enforcement finally treating rich, white Americans as unsparingly as it treats poor, black ones."
Read more at The Atlantic.