How are Bi-Racial Applicants Considered?

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Raramuri415
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How are Bi-Racial Applicants Considered?

Postby Raramuri415 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:02 am

If you are half URM (i.e. latino/AA) and half caucasian, how do you think this is viewed by schools vs. an applicant who is 100% of one URM race?

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Re: How are Bi-Racial Applicants Considered?

Postby AreJay711 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:25 am

Raramuri415 wrote:If you are half URM (i.e. latino/AA) and half caucasian, how do you think this is viewed by schools vs. an applicant who is 100% of one URM race?

I'm sure it is about the same as a "full URM". This is a little cynical but they may be double siced because on their stat sheets they could double count your minority heritage.

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Re: How are Bi-Racial Applicants Considered?

Postby Mustard Blood » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:54 am

I have a slightly different question. My dad's AA, and my mom's Mexican, so I'm half-and-half, but they were never married and I have my mom's last name. If I self-identify myself as both, do you think there could be any negative ramifications? Namely, do you think schools would think I'm lying?

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Re: How are Bi-Racial Applicants Considered?

Postby DieAntwoord » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:19 am

Mustard Blood wrote:I have a slightly different question. My dad's AA, and my mom's Mexican, so I'm half-and-half, but they were never married and I have my mom's last name. If I self-identify myself as both, do you think there could be any negative ramifications? Namely, do you think schools would think I'm lying?


Are you serious?

You should be writing a diversity statement anyways........

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Re: How are Bi-Racial Applicants Considered?

Postby Mustard Blood » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:21 am

DieAntwoord wrote:
Mustard Blood wrote:I have a slightly different question. My dad's AA, and my mom's Mexican, so I'm half-and-half, but they were never married and I have my mom's last name. If I self-identify myself as both, do you think there could be any negative ramifications? Namely, do you think schools would think I'm lying?


Are you serious?

You should be writing a diversity statement anyways........


Um, yeah. I didn't mean to sound retarded.

That makes sense. Thanks.

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Re: How are Bi-Racial Applicants Considered?

Postby kazu » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:23 am

Mustard Blood wrote:I have a slightly different question. My dad's AA, and my mom's Mexican, so I'm half-and-half, but they were never married and I have my mom's last name. If I self-identify myself as both, do you think there could be any negative ramifications? Namely, do you think schools would think I'm lying?

No negative ramifications, self-identify as both.




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