Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

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nitr0x99
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Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

Postby nitr0x99 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:30 pm

I understand that most schools require some documentation if you claim to be Native American, but when it comes to black/hispanic, how exactly do schools check? Do they perform interviews with URMs who are admitted to make sure they are of the race they claimed?

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bissey
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Re: Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

Postby bissey » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:31 pm

Nothing if you don't want to practice.

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Jay-Electronica
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Re: Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

Postby Jay-Electronica » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:32 pm

theres this one thing...ummm I think they call it integrity. Could be a factor

lawschooliseasy
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Re: Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:33 pm

Applying black face daily is quite time consuming.


/joke done in poor taste

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Re: Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

Postby arl07 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:35 pm

I have heard the same thing. I am 1/8 Muskogee/Eastern Creek Native American. I have my adult membership card and tribe enrolled. Even on my UG transcripts it says that I am "Native American/Alaskan Native." Do we need to send proper documentation to the schools we want to apply to? I know that a lot of people "claim" to be NA and that checking that box for the NA race may have some protocols? Please help!

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Zapatero
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Re: Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

Postby Zapatero » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:35 pm

not this again...

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Helmholtz
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Re: Whats to prevent someone from lying about race?

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:37 pm

This has been brought up many times on here. Good luck passing your C&F review as a Ron Howard lookalike who decided to tell law schools he was African American.

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