"But I want to go back to the time when I was a student at Southwestern High School here in Detroit. I compiled a very good record and received what I thought were excellent SAT scores. In fact, there was an article in the Detroit Free Press that said, 'Carson Gets Highest SAT Scores in Twenty Years.' But then I went off to Yale. I remember sitting at a cafeteria table one day, listening to people talk about their SAT scores. 'I got 1600,' one person said. 'I got 1560,' said another. I started praying that no one ask me because, even though I had achieved a terrific record at my [in all likelihood majority black] high school, my score did not compare to most other Yale students."That’s from The Big Picture: Getting Perspective on What's Really Important in Life, by Dr. Ben Carson, Yale ’73.