6 Times Privilege Went Wrong for White Families

A teen who dragged her parents to court over her tuition reminds us that kids’ entitled attitudes can mean wasted money and humiliation for the people who raised them.

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“Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver,” Florida headmaster’s daughter Dana Snay wrote in a Facebook post gloating about her father’s legal win against his former employer. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT.” The only problem: That settlement was supposed to be confidential, so upon learning of the breach, a court threw it out. No word on whether or not the vacation is still on.

4. When kids learn at their $10,000-a-year prep school that it’s OK to destroy a home in a wild party.

Why would teens who were sufficiently well off to afford a $10,000-a-year education need to steal jewelry and cash after they trashed a house where a friend was cat-sitting? Unclear. But as they picked up the pieces, their parents had to have been asking themselves exactly what kinds of lessons those tuition bills were paying for.

5. When you send your kid to college, only to have her spend her exam period apologizing for a racist rant.

In her apology for a “repugnant” YouTube video mocking her Asian-American classmates, UCLA student Alexandra Wallace said, “I cannot explain what possessed me to film it.” We’re going to take a wild guess and say an upbringing with little to no cultural diversity or accountability for how her words might affect others helped with the creative process.

6. When your kid commits a murder and blames your career.

Apparently, being the son of a high-powered publishing executive can lead to … murder? That’s the case being made by attorneys for Jason Bohn, a 35-year-old lawyer who’s on trial for the death of his girlfriend. He claims that the crime stemmed from his sense of abandonment when Mom started devoting herself to earning money for the family when he was 10 years old.