The Privilege We Don’t See

Ha Nguyen
Ha Nguyen
Apr 9, 2019 · 5 min read
It’s important for those of us who have privilege to recognize it.

Recently, I helped my oldest son, an 8th grader, through the process of applying to private high schools. We visited schools. I hired a tutor to help him with test taking strategies for the private high school placement exam. I also brainstormed essay ideas with him and reviewed his drafts. This was a glimpse into what the future college admissions process would look like for him and what we should start thinking about over the coming four…