Originally Posted by jim o doom
That's very interesting really! And not to mention, these private school kids are many times born to a life of privelge, meet other priveleged children, such as the kids of active politicians, which sketches out their adult life of continued privelege.
In a way, comparing it to the plight of the Jewish people, is similar to how Israel tries to paint any criticism of Israel as "anti Jewish".
ALWAYS try to portray yourself as the victim to avoid criticism would be the take away.
I know it's mad right. They feel their kids are entitled to superior treatment based on class and the ones who challenge that are labelled as discriminating against class.
I'm a member on our organisation's Athena Swan board in a UK university. We deal with gender, class and race discrimination and ensuring equality of opportunity.
Time and time again when there's moves to analyse fairness in admissions regarding the school the pupil attends the heads of these top fee paying schools complain that the children they teach are victims of class discrimination. The same children that studies show under perform at university in relation to poorer children, the same ones who get a place in a university sometimes at the expense of a poorer but brighter student.
People like this feel their wealth entitles them and their kids to attend university. To convince themselves that this entitlement is right they'll come up with myths like "private school kids are brighter" and to challenge their beliefs is apparently classism.