Rich College Co-ed Writes Inflammatory Letter About Not Hiding Wealth To Gain Acceptance
A Manhattan co-ed with cash to burn triggered an online firestorm after her essay on why she shouldn’t have to hide her riches in front of poor people went viral.
“I am sorry that I was born into great financial circumstances and my father likes to provide for me,” Rachael Sacks wrote in the article “I’m Not Going to Pretend That I’m Poor to Be Accepted by You,” posted Thursday on the website Thought Catalog.
“I am sorry that I don’t have to go to a state school to save my parents money. What do you want from me?”
Sacks, a student at The New School, according to her Facebook page, lashed out after an infuriating encounter at the Gristedes supermarket near her West Village apartment. She was clutching a giant shopping bag from the Mulberry sample sale and waiting in line to check out when she felt two other women were unfairly judging her.
“They then both glare at me with my shopping bag and my Coco Lite snack cakes and Diet Coke as if to say, ‘Here’s daddy’s little princess wasting money, that little piece of s–t,’” Sacks wrote.
She pointed out that “people shouldn’t make others feel bad about their own personal finances,” but the honest post still prompted criticism from readers who pegged the 20-something as a poor little rich girl who should have kept her mouth shut.
“This is just another whiney, entitled child going on about how unfair the world is,” one commenter wrote.
Others blasted the piece as “immature” and “disgusting.”
Woe is me, I’m young, rich, white, and American. Cold world. Silly beyotch…smh
Flip it over to read Rachel’s essay in it’s entirety.
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