Reflections on the Road to Yale [NYT Article]

A First-Generation Student Striving to Inspire Black Youth

CONAN O’BRIEN might have been previewing my freshman year at Yale when he said: “There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.”

It was early May, the day before the end of the year. Finals-week hysteria was over. Yet an unshakable anxiety pressed on my chest. I told a friend about my struggle and she said, with the wisdom women seem to always possess, that it must be about going home.
 
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