I too read all 14 pages, albeit slowly as some parts were a difficult read for me personally. I am torn between blaming the parents entirely and this boy's peers and as a friend remarked, this is just his individual nature. However many slaps (i was advocating some slaps from childhood, thinking it may make a difference) won't change his core nature.
It is most unfortunate that a life is gone because of this boy, directly or indirectly, the bottomline still remains. A life is gone. I thought he is refusing the 600 hours os community service due to pride. But it could also be due to him sincerely, adamantly believing that he wasn't responsible for Clementi's suicide. Frankly I find that very hard to believe.
Hindsight is always golden. If he had only been less arrogant and not looked down on his roommate's working class roots, had been a tad more friendly, maybe just maybe things would never have turned out this way. I cannot imagine what must be going through his parents and sibling's minds now.
As YamakaJi said, a Shakespearen tragedy unfolding, indeed
I like your analysis of the situation and the whole tragedy.
When this happened in 2010, I asked my son A about his experience at Stanford (A graduated in 2011, thus he is a few years older than Dharun/Tyler)
A's first year roommate was like Tyler. When both of them had a first "Frank Talk", the roommate confided that he was a gay, and he needed the help and support of A, for which A pledged to help him out whichever way possible.
A's fourth year roommate was also a gay. The same thing happened. Now, these boys are thick friends that they will do anything to each other all their life. They all admire of A's achievement and A always talks good and high of his friends. He never lets down his roommates, classmates both girls and boys. They have a network that they will keep for their life.
A feels Dharun is the opposite of him... perhaps due to how his parents viewed the whole LGBT issue. If they had made "bad comments" at home innocently or otherwise, young Dharun picks it up and elaborates in his mind.
Also, another thing this NY Report highlights is that Dharun "Hates Poor People" and Tyler is "Poor".
Again, what was the perspective of Dharun's parents on the Social Justice of Poor and Rich... and who is Rich, who is Poor and the whole economic and Sociology of it...
Granted not knowing Ravis at all, it is premature to blame the parents at this point in time.
If, a big if, Ravis hated LGBT and are very proud of their being "Rich", they sowed the seed of hatred and bigotry in the young and mischievous mind of Dharun, which paved the way for this Shakespearen Tragedy, I dare say.
They were the Authors...if they were bigots.
Yes, hindsight is perfect 20/20.