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

“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.” —…