When Chanda Prescod-Weinstein left her home in Los Angeles and headed off to Harvard for her freshman year, the undercurrents were both predictable and fierce.
“You only got in because you’re black,” classmates told her. If not for affirmative action, they said, you'd never be a student on a campus like this.
They were wrong.
Prescod-Weinstein went on to write her doctoral dissertation, “Cosmic Acceleration as Quantum Gravity Phenomenology,” at the University of Waterloo in Canada and is now a