The College Admissions Scandal Revealed What Can Happen When a Moral Compass Breaks. How Can People Fix This?
David DeCosse, director of campus ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, believes there’s a willful blindness involved when parents say, “I’m going to Photoshop you so we can make you look like the water polo player we know you never were.”
“It’s almost as if the outrageous quality of that dissipated and was never seen,” DeCosse said.
“One of the great things about the United States is the fact that it has offered opportunity to so many people. … The dark side of that is the way we have really kind of displaced morality with fame, success and riches," he added.
David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics Programs, quoted in Deseret News (AP Photos/Gerry Broome).