Mentioning Mixed Ancestry in DS

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Mrs. Jack Donaghy
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Mentioning Mixed Ancestry in DS

Postby Mrs. Jack Donaghy » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:10 am

Even though I identify as AA, I'm part non-URM. I briefly discuss my non-URM heritage in my DS. Would referring to my mixed ancestry in my DS conflict with the fact that I've identified as only AA with lsac?

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Re: Mentioning Mixed Ancestry in DS

Postby timmna » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:57 am

Mrs. Jack Donaghy wrote:Even though I identify as AA, I'm part non-URM. I briefly discuss my non-URM heritage in my DS. Would referring to my mixed ancestry in my DS conflict with the fact that I've identified as only AA with lsac?


Nope. I am/did the same. Still have marked AA all my life, and never felt it conflicted.

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Re: Mentioning Mixed Ancestry in DS

Postby Raramuri415 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:27 am

I marked both AA/white on my applications. Do you think that gives me less of a "boost" for lack of a better term?

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Mrs. Jack Donaghy
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Re: Mentioning Mixed Ancestry in DS

Postby Mrs. Jack Donaghy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:56 am

timmna wrote:
Mrs. Jack Donaghy wrote:Even though I identify as AA, I'm part non-URM. I briefly discuss my non-URM heritage in my DS. Would referring to my mixed ancestry in my DS conflict with the fact that I've identified as only AA with lsac?


Nope. I am/did the same. Still have marked AA all my life, and never felt it conflicted.


Good to know! It Gracias.

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Re: Mentioning Mixed Ancestry in DS

Postby DieAntwoord » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:36 am

Very interesting, Im a zebra and I never thought of myself as anything other than black. For me its how im viewed by others and it is what makes me different from the people around me. My mother is white/foreign and hardly speaks english so i should derive a lot of my diversity from her but i dont.

I dont see how you won't mention both in your DS; it is part of your diversity, being mixed.

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Re: Mentioning Mixed Ancestry in DS

Postby bkbkbk » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:07 pm

DieAntwoord wrote:Very interesting, Im a zebra and I never thought of myself as anything other than black. For me its how im viewed by others and it is what makes me different from the people around me. My mother is white/foreign and hardly speaks english so i should derive a lot of my diversity from her but i dont.

I dont see how you won't mention both in your DS; it is part of your diversity, being mixed.


Very similar story for me as well. I mentioned my mixed heritage in my DS and received some surprising offers given my lackluster LSAT administration.




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