Friday, May 24, 2013

'Entitled' high school senior sparks a firestorm

Suzy Lee Weiss doesn't understand that she can not always have what she wants. She also doesn't understand that her sour grapes attacks on students that did get into the colleges she applied to reveals her contempt for people who are different from her. I doubt that she'd be much of an asset to an Ivy League College; this fact may have come through in her applications. But she may have a terrific career ahead of her at Fox News.

'Entitled' high school senior sparks a firestorm of anger after she writes a scathing open letter to the Ivy League schools that rejected her
By Daily Mail Reporter
5 April 2013

A high school senior who wrote an open letter to the Ivy League universities that rejected her has sparked a firestorm of anger, with readers accusing her of being 'entitled', 'whiny' and even racist.

But others have praised Suzy Lee Weiss, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the honesty and 'accuracy' of her article, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Friday.

She said she wrote the piece after she was rejected from a string of schools in one day.

Despite the teenager's 4.5 GPA, an SAT score of 2120 and work experience as a U.S. Senate page, she was shunned by Princeton, Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania.

In her article she blamed not getting into the schools on the fact that she was not 'diverse' enough, and she even accused her parents of giving up on her because she is the last of four children.

She started out with an attack on diversity, suggesting that her white skin, business-owner parents and good education worked against her in the application process.

'What could I have done differently over the past years?' she wrote. 'For starters, had I known two years ago what I know now, I would have gladly worn a headdress to school. Show me to any closet, and I would've happily come out of it.'

She added she regrets not going to summer camps in Africa where she could 'scoop up some suffering child, take a few pictures, and write my essays about how spending that afternoon with Kinto changed my life.

Suzy Lee Weiss defends her scathing open letter to Ivy League...

Of her parents she added: 'As the youngest of four daughters, I noticed long ago that my parents gave up on parenting me.

'My parents also left me with a dearth of hobbies that make admissions committees salivate. I've never sat down at a piano, never plucked a violin.'

The article outraged many, who accused her of being entitled, self-indulgent and even racist.

'Entitled little brat,' one Twitter user said, as another said: 'Choking on the petulant privilege of Suzy Lee Weiss & hoping she matures out of her ignorance...

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