“Despite getting almost failing grades in most of my honors/AP classes in high school, I was never kicked out of the honors program. And when I suggested (BEGGED) to be dropped down a level, I was told I just wasn’t "living up to my potential.” Meanwhile, friends (people of color) of mine who were in those classes had to advocate for themselves to stay in those classes if they got anything lower than a B, essentially. Seriously fucked up.“ - D.I.