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College entrance essays are stressful enough. Now students have to wonder: “How do I talk about race--or should I?”

Public Source recently featured Crossroads in a story about how scholars approach their college entrance essays. Minority students, in particular, are weighing if mentioning race helps or hurts them, now that the Supreme Court has ruled out race as a consideration in admissions.

Universities, too, are still trying to figure out how they can recruit a diverse student population without affirmative action. Public Source visited a Crossroads writing workshop and interviewed several students about their approach to this essay, which could have added importance this year. Students are still able to discuss the impacts of  race in their essays, so long as universities consider their stories only as reflections of their ability or character.

Thank you very much to Public Source for taking the time to tell this story, which can be read here.