Growing up, Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi was a straight A student. She knew early on that college was in her future.
Yet navigating school didn’t come nearly as easy for her brothers and cousins, even though they were close in age and attended the same schools.
“From elementary school all the way through high school, they were getting punitive punishments that were more racialized,” Onyewuenyi said. “I wondered, ‘Why are the educational pathways and experiences so different between myself and my brothers and cousins?’”