This column appeared in the Opinion Page of The New York Times, December 17, 2012. It is written by my friend Dr. Carolyn Chen.
At the end of this month, high school seniors will submit their college applications and begin waiting to hear where they will spend the next four years of their lives. More than they might realize, the outcome will depend on race. If you are Asian, your chances of getting into the most selective colleges and universities will almost certainly be lower than if you are white. Continue reading