How ironic that the parents of a student at a private school in Glendale should be suing the school for $2.1 million because of their privileged offspring's participation in the color game.
After three days of playing the role of a member of the lowest of the four rigidly defined social classes, the parents forced the school authorities to abandon the social justice class activity because their little darling found it too "humiliating" and the parents assessed it as "ungodly and un-Christian."
I say ironic because their outrage only highlights the need for the pampered and privileged in our society to learn what it truly means to be at the socioeconomic end of the ladder. This class was designed just to do that and neither the pupil nor parents apparently can take it.
I ask Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez-Goyen: If you think that being treated as inferior for a few days--in a let's-pretend situation--was so damaging to your daughter, then how do you assess the damage to the children of the poor and disenfranchised who suffer these indignities every day of their lives?