We follow Tahira, a bright, young student who faces prejudice at an elite university. When affirmative action opens a prestigious school to less fortunate students, Tahira's teachers convince her to enroll. Against the will of her traditional, immigrant parents, she is lured into a modern world of power and privilege.
Confronted with painful prejudices at home and in the classroom, she struggles to fit in, to prove herself, and to make her dreams come true. Friendship and romance help her find her way in an unfamiliar world.
A no-holds-barred examination of issues facing our ethnic immigrant communities.