Overcoming a Checkered Past

“In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident. The boy is a Nigerian refugee with an uncertain future, but he is beaming. He can’t stop grinning because the awkward load is a huge trophy, almost as big as he is.” This kid provides a welcome respite from both the current anti-immigrant fervor and the recent college admissions scandal. NYT: This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile.

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