With tears of misspent white privilege streaming down her face, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying a fixer to change her daughter’s SAT scores in order to secure her a spot in the college of her choice.

女演員費莉希蒂·霍夫曼因濫用白人特權淚流成河,周五被判處14天監禁,因為她為了女兒能考入她選擇的大學而找第三方修改女兒的SAT分數。

It was the first major outcome of a national college admissions scandal that snared Huffman and a number of wealthy, predominantly white, families, accused of gaming the nation’s college admissions system to get their privileged kids into the schools they desired.

這是全國高校招生丑聞第一個主要處罰,霍夫曼和一眾以白人為主的富人家庭牽涉其中,被指控利用美國大學招生制度讓自己享有特權的孩子進入他們想要的學校。

As the Los Angeles Times explains:

《洛杉磯時報》解釋說:

Friday’s sentencing hearing in Boston capped months of embarrassing scrutiny for the “Desperate Housewives” star, whose reputation in Hollywood as a down-to-earth anti-diva has been tarnished by the revelation she paid $15,000 to William “Rick” Singer, a college admissions consultant who preyed on his wealthy clients’ anxieties about getting their kids into top schools and their willingness to pay huge sums to access his illicit operation.

周五波士頓的量刑聽審結束了幾個月以來對這位《絕望主婦》中的明星的尷尬審查,她在好萊塢是出了名的腳踏實地的反抗女主,因為被披露支付給大學招生顧問威廉·里克·辛格1萬5千美元而形象受損,這位顧問利用了富有的客戶想讓孩子進名校的焦慮,以及他們愿意花巨資讓他進行非法操作的心態。

Huffman was one of 33 parents charged in March in a sweeping investigation into Singer’s scheme. Some, like Huffman, were accused of paying Singer to boost their children’s SAT and ACT scores.

三月份在全面調查辛格的計劃時有包括霍夫曼在內的33位家長被起訴,其中像霍夫曼這樣的一些人被控告付錢給辛格提高孩子的SAT和ACT分數。

Others were alleged to have paid larger, six-figure sums to slip their children into elite schools — Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA and USC, among others — as purported athletic recruits for sports they didn’t play.

據稱其他人出價高達6位數,就為了把孩子送入名校偽裝成所謂的運動員新兵,但這些運動他們并未參加過,這些名校包括耶魯、斯坦福、喬治敦、加州大學洛杉磯分校和南加州大學。

In sentencing Huffman to 14 days in prison, community service, and a $30,000 fine, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani rejected the actress’ request to be spared jail time.

美國聯邦地區法官Indira Talwani判處霍夫曼14天監禁、社會服務和3萬美元罰款,拒絕了這位女演員免于坐牢的請求。

However, Huffman’s sentence paled in comparison to that of another mother, a black woman from Connecticut named Tanya McDowell, who was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime of using a friend’s address to enroll her son in kindergarten in 2010, as The Hour explained in a 2017 story.

但霍夫曼所受的刑罰跟另外一位母親相比就差遠了,《The Hour》在2017年的一個故事中解釋說,一位來自康涅狄格州叫Tanya McDowell的黑人女性被判處5年監禁,罪名是2010年利用朋友地址讓兒子上幼兒園。

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翻譯:菲菲