Shameless Privilege: A feature

Shameless Privilege: A feature
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In this blog Djanka pulls back the covers on privilege as has been profiled in the news of late with celebrity efforts to place their kids in the upper echelons of education. It is an issue that touches on parenting, privilege, and the priorities of businesses and brands. And then there is Greta Thunberg, as Djanka puts things into perspective.
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It appears that William H. Macy’s character from ‘Shameless,’ Frank Gallagher, is in the shadow of the actions of his wife, Felicity Huffman and others including actress Lori Laughlin from “Full House” fame, arrested for bribes concerning university placements for their kids.

Come on people; you can do better than that. You have the resources to reach out to Jared Kushner’s dad as to how this is done. He pledged $2.5 million at Harvard in 1998 for a placement for his son who is not a rocket scientist. The money spent on this criminal activity could have been invested in tutors and teaching aids to empower these kids. Discovering where their interests, strengths and weaknesses lay but common sense and integrity is absent from this equation. Buying the rights so one can promote their offspring as attending an Ivey League school is embarrassing. It’s how you apply what you learn that matters, not where you go. But like the character Stuart from “MADtv” screaming “look at me, look at me,” the press is doing exactly that, but not through the lens these folks had hoped. This type of action isn’t power; it’s a new kind of stupid. Perhaps the parents that participated should consider going back to school themselves to get their compass on life adjusted as it’s pointing due south at the moment. To quote Thich Nhat Hanh, “My actions are my only true belongings.  I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground upon which I stand. Add to that Mark Twain, “Everyone has a right to be stupid; some people just abuse the privilege.”

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