Mexican/Irish

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TrojanHopeful
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Mexican/Irish

Postby TrojanHopeful » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:44 pm

My mother's side is full Mexican, my father's side immigrated from Ireland.

Do I check the "Mexican" box? My last name is obviously not Hispanic.

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kaydish21
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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby kaydish21 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:28 pm

You certainly can check the Mexican box on applications. Are you also writing a diversity statement about your background? If not, it might be a good idea to think about one.

Lastly, there is a great Mexican/Irish bar in Boston called Jose McIntyre's. Too bad the two teams will never meet in the world cup as there couldn't be a better place to watch that game.

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blackwater88
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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby blackwater88 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:58 pm

TrojanHopeful wrote:My mother's side is full Mexican, my father's side immigrated from Ireland.

Do I check the "Mexican" box? My last name is obviously not Hispanic.


You check the IRA box.

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TrojanHopeful
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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby TrojanHopeful » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:10 am

Kaydish - thanks for the reply. I'll have to check that place out if I visit Boston soon.

I'm certain folks from the IRA are underrepresented.....good idea!

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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby Renzo » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:39 am

Are you related to Soledad O'Brien?

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TCScrutinizer
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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby TCScrutinizer » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:17 am

TrojanHopeful wrote:My mother's side is full Mexican, my father's side immigrated from Ireland.

Do I check the "Mexican" box? My last name is obviously not Hispanic.


Wife did in pretty similar situation; probably helped her.

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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby jks289 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:31 am

You might want to elaborate with a diversity statement as well. But you'll certainly get a boost.

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RudeDudewithAttitude
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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby RudeDudewithAttitude » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:35 am

Write a diversity statement in which you state your exact situation: mother is Mexican and father is Irish. This easily explains your last name and the rest of the diversity statement should emphasize your Mexican heritage. It doesn't have to be anything over the top. You should be able to come up with something. Enjoy the boost.

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vespertiliovir
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Re: Mexican/Irish

Postby vespertiliovir » Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:39 am

1.) Check Mexican
2.) Get URM bonus
3.) Profit.




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