Harvard student Eric Balderas, 19, was detained after he tried to use a university ID card to board a plane from San Antonio to Boston.
Harvard student Eric Balderas, 19, was detained after he tried to use a university ID card to board a plane from San Antonio to Boston. Josh Reynolds/AP
Harvard student Eric Balderas, 19, was detained after he tried to use a university ID card to board a plane from San Antonio to Boston. Josh Reynolds/AP

Commentary: Denying a young person's dream is very un-American

July 09, 2010 01:00 AM