Wang had always been told that Asian students in America were held to higher standards than everyone else.
When he was young, his parents suggested that, if he wanted to go to a school like Harvard, he would have to outwork other Asian students.
In high school, his friends, who were predominantly Asian, believed that their race would work against them in the admissions process.
The Princeton Review has, in the past, encouraged students of Asian descent to try to conceal their cultural identity.
Asians were being discriminated against in the college-admissions process, and among those taking their spots were the primary beneficiaries of affirmative action, like African-Americans and Hispanics.