The Nightmare of Being a Black Boy at a Prestigious Prep School

Whether alumni or walking the halls of elite schools today, we recognize a tough shared experience

Jada Gomez
Momentum
Published in
Oct 23, 2020

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“When a very-White place wants to seem less very-White, especially in 2020, the powers that be advertise your Black face and airbrush away the pain etched into you. They erase the lines, but not the lineage; as I stared at the image looking back at me, I couldn’t see the person I am now. I only saw the teen boy who cried because he had failed geometry.” — DrewBreez

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Jada Gomez
Momentum

Senior Platform Editor at Medium. Girl with the long last name from the Empire State. NYU Alum. Runner. Puppy Mommy. Smiler.