Scholarship Hardship Guilt.

I am Latina, but am I Latina enough?

I remember browsing through the list of scholarships when I was a teenager.

The process, I realize now, was horribly grotesque. Poor students parading their trauma around for a privileged board…for a handout. Having to dig up my deepest, darkest moments — of poverty, of racism, of a confusing childhood —and letting a stranger…

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