Half Black Half Alaskan

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shane0515
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Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby shane0515 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:39 pm

Hey guys,

I'm half black and half alaskan but I was raised by my black mother. I don't know my dad at all because he left when I was younger. I've always identified as black but I was wondering if I could legally put alaskan when applying for schools. I have no proof or ID that I'm alaskan besides the way I look. I always but just black before when applying to schools.

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badfish
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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby badfish » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:41 pm

shane0515 wrote:Hey guys,

I'm half black and half alaskan but I was raised by my black mother. I don't know my dad at all because he left when I was younger. I've always identified as black but I was wondering if I could legally put alaskan when applying for schools. I have no proof or ID that I'm alaskan besides the way I look. I always but just black before when applying to schools.


Do you mean "inuit" alaskan or "i live in alaska" alaskan?

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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby shane0515 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:43 pm

I mean Inuit alaskan. I've never lived in Alaska.

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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby Cupidity » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:44 pm

Lets have babies so our children can go to yale.

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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby pugalicious » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:46 pm

Wow. You're like the Bionic URM. Made up of parts of lesser URMs.

You could check black on the application, then explain your Inuit roots in a separate diversity statement.

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badfish
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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby badfish » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:47 pm

shane0515 wrote:I mean Inuit alaskan. I've never lived in Alaska.


I'm not entirely sure how the tribal thing works. I mean, you've certainly got enough "blood" but I don't know if they ask for tribal cards etc. You're probably safe but I would ask the schools you are interested in applying to directly.

Also, that's an awesome mix.

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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby shane0515 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:50 pm

I'm actually working to get in on merit. I have a 3.67 gpa and I'm averaging a 165-168 on LSAT practice tests. I was just wondering if that would give me a boost?

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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby badfish » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:55 pm

shane0515 wrote:I'm actually working to get in on merit. I have a 3.67 gpa and I'm averaging a 165-168 on LSAT practice tests. I was just wondering if that would give me a boost?


Yes, native american is URM.

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Re: Half Black Half Alaskan

Postby shane0515 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:56 pm

Alright, thanks a lot




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