After Affirmative Action, a White Teen’s Ivy Hopes Rose. A Black Teen’s Sank.
Hannah Natanson, The Washington Post
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling to ban race-conscious admissions upended the world of college applications, sending counselors, teachers, parents, and students scrambling to understand what the history-making decision meant, on a personal and practical level, for them.
No one Googled, questioned, and second-guessed more than this year’s crop of incoming high school seniors—seniors like Demar Goodman in Atlanta and, 400 miles west of him in Tennessee, 17-year-old Cole Clemmons. This is their story.