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MIT Suicide NY Times

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed2003, Apr 28, 2002.

  1. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member

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    Have you guys seen this story? How sad
    <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/28/magazine/28MIT.html?pagewanted=1" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/28/magazine/28MIT.html?pagewanted=1</a>

    I think the parents are really sick. I can understand that they feel guilty, but they're trying to pass the blame to everyone besides themselves. The parents obviously pushed this girl to suicide.

    She cut her wrists in high school because she dropped from being valedictorian to salutatorian. She skipped a physics test and got a D in the class, which is the reason she dropped rank. Her father blames this on racism! Once again he's trying to pass blame to the high school. He even considered suing the high school at the time, but didn't because the girl's younger brother was still attending the school. He says that he graduated valedictorian, but had to share it with "2 white girls." This father just sounds so sick.

    The father just sounds so nuts, and I feel so bad for people who have parents like this. :rolleyes: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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  3. daisygirl

    daisygirl woof

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    I have the ny times magazine and I was going to read the article today. From what you say, the parents seems to be crackpots. I am leery that the parents seemed to continue to push her after her first suicide attempt. Awhile ago I had a friend, who went to BU, tell me that there has been times that wealthy parents have attempted/threatened to sue BU if their kids earned bad grades. I thought he was crazy when he told me that, but apparently there are people with that mentality out there :rolleyes: .
     
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