Harvard |

For me, the topic of college admissions has been one drenched heavily with racial issues. Despite only applying to one school, and being admitted into that one school, I can't help but to feel like I've had something taken from me. I wanted to go Harvard like the 34,303 other kids my age, but honestly I was too scared. I was too scared that without Early Decision or some other acceptance boosting factor to negate my Asian-ness, that I wouldn't have a chance at getting in. Living in an upper middle-class suburb with several normally "disadvantaged" minority groups, this disparity could not have been more prominent. I had evidence. It was my faith in myself versus the precedence the seniors a year before me had set. ...more