What does the Hollywood college scandal tell us about class privilege?


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This week the award-winning actress Felicity Huffman, who stars in Desperate Housewives pleaded guilty to fraudulently conspiring to win a college place for her daughter. The star is one of dozens of wealthy people, including Full House actress Lori Loughlan, who’ve been caught up in this scandal. We speak to Nada Tawfik and John Mervin from the BBC’s New York bureau about the case and Mitchell Stevens, associate professor of Education and Sociology at Stanford University about what it tells us about privilege, wealth, and elitism in the US. Producers: Seren Jones, Philly Beaumont Mixed by Nicolas Raufast Editor; John Shields

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