When Chanda Prescod-Weinstein left her home in Los Angeles and headed off to Harvard for her freshman year, the undercurrents were both predictable and fierce.
“You only got in because you’re black,” classmates told her. If not for affirmative action, they said, you'd never be a student on a campus like this.
They were wrong.
Read the story here.
- The ‘Benefits’ of Black Physics Students (The New York Times)
- Morehouse College Generates 13 Percent of Black Computer Science Ph.D. Students (Atlanta Black Star)
- OpEd: Why Justice Scalia was Wrong about Black Scientists (NBC News)
- Scalia Black Scientists Controversy: Amid Affirmative Action Debate, Supreme Court Justice Says African-Americans Better Served By 'Slower Track' (International Business Times)
- Scalia says most black scientists went to 'lesser' colleges (PolitiFact)