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There’s nothing private about the cruel elitism of ultra-rich ...


There’s nothing private about the cruel elitism of ultra-rich schools

The R2-tossing incident involving Bishops pupils is only surprising because of the school they chose to mock as ‘poor’


I am only partially surprised that boys from an extremely expensive private school in Cape Town reportedly flung R2 coins at boys from a less expensive state school, apparently mocking them for being “poor”.

According to the press, boys from Diocesan College, aka Bishops, hurled the coins after a rugby match against Wynberg Boys High School, a display denounced as “elitist” by some Wynberg parents.

I understand why they’re angry, but I’m not sure elitism is the really surprising part here. Elitism, after all, is the whole point of private schools like Bishops...

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