Multi-racial

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Maryam19
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Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 5:59 pm

How do multi-racial people apply? What if your not comfortable applying as just one "Race?"

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby pkpop » Sun May 29, 2011 6:20 pm

Maryam19 wrote:How do multi-racial people apply? What if your not comfortable applying as just one "Race?"


Then don't.

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Then how should I apply?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby 071816 » Sun May 29, 2011 8:24 pm

If I'm not mistaken you can check multiple boxes or none at all.

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 10:37 pm

What happens if you check none at all, then write a diversity statement..does the law school decide how to "report" your "race" to the ABA?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 10:55 pm

Then what happens?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 10:59 pm

How do they report you if you apply or check two races?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby 20121109 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:01 pm

Why do I think OP is trying to do something shady here?

What is with all the weird questions?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:03 pm

Just wondering...I'm really confused as to why race is even a determining factor or admissions...I personally don't think it should be given this much weight...

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby 20121109 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:04 pm


Maryam19
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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:09 pm

No..Same question, just started a new thread to get others to input

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby 20121109 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Maryam19 wrote:No..Same question, just started a new thread to get others to input


Great...because you don't need two threads for the same question. I can lock the other one.

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:11 pm

Lock?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby 20121109 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:15 pm

Just to be helpful....

Race in LS admissions is based on self-identification. If you are bi-racial but have never identified that way before, then it is your prerogative as to whether you choose to identify this way or not. Many people will think you are taking advantage of the URM system, but if you really are multiracial then you don't have to worry about any repercussions because you are not lying on your application. Do what you think is best. But if you are not comfortable identifying that way, then don't. It's really up to you.

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:17 pm

A law school advisor I'm working with suggested I do this...so I want to get feedback as I'm not sure....I really do consider myself Middle-Eastern more than anything....

Congrats on Harvard by the way!!!

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby 20121109 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:19 pm

Maryam19 wrote:A law school advisor I'm working with suggested I do this...so I want to get feedback as I'm not sure....I really do consider myself Middle-Eastern more than anything....

Congrats on Harvard by the way!!!


If you're Middle Eastern you are not URM. URM only means African American, Native American, Puerto Rican and Mexican American. Are you any of these four categories?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Maryam19 » Sun May 29, 2011 11:20 pm

My paternal grandfather is Sudanese...

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby zanda » Sun May 29, 2011 11:24 pm

Maryam19 wrote:My paternal grandfather is Sudanese...

take the free points.

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby shoeshine » Sun May 29, 2011 11:30 pm

Maryam19 wrote:A law school adviser I'm working with suggested I do this...

Are all the so called law school advisers shady and unknowledgeable or is it just the ones we hear about on TLS?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Golden Boy » Mon May 30, 2011 1:49 pm

zanda wrote:
Maryam19 wrote:My paternal grandfather is Sudanese...

take the free points.


+1

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby blackman1 » Mon May 30, 2011 9:24 pm

This OP is slime. You have never once been interested in sudanese culture or language. Now all of a sudden, since you are applying to law school, you want to be part sudanese. Here you are looking for validation for your stupidity. Go ahead and put black.

I hope you go to law school, graduate cum laude and find out you cant become a member of ANY state bar because you LIED.

It would be so nice to see an arab post on this board about being proud about being an ARAB not trying to find if they can pass for black.

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby 071816 » Mon May 30, 2011 9:44 pm

blackman1 wrote:This OP is slime. You have never once been interested in sudanese culture or language. Now all of a sudden, since you are applying to law school, you want to be part sudanese. Here you are looking for validation for your stupidity. Go ahead and put black.

I hope you go to law school, graduate cum laude and find out you cant become a member of ANY state bar because you LIED.

It would be so nice to see an arab post on this board about being proud about being an ARAB not trying to find if they can pass for black.


yikes...

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Helicio » Mon May 30, 2011 9:46 pm

blackman1 wrote:This OP is slime. You have never once been interested in sudanese culture or language. Now all of a sudden, since you are applying to law school, you want to be part sudanese. Here you are looking for validation for your stupidity. Go ahead and put black.

I hope you go to law school, graduate cum laude and find out you cant become a member of ANY state bar because you LIED.

It would be so nice to see an arab post on this board about being proud about being an ARAB not trying to find if they can pass for black.


Sudan is in Africa. If the OP can get the huge boost that comes from identifying as African-American, why pass that up? Maybe his or her skin is black. I dunno.

For the record, I'm Lebanese through my parents and my skin looks like a dark sort of white, so I identify as "white" on my applications. But I don't see anything wrong with the OP identifying as AA if he/she is really AA. Heck, the OP IS from Africa originally if he or she is part Sudanese. Why are people so mad that s/he will take advantage of this? I know a white dude from South Africa who put AA on his application; if that guy can do it, why can't the OP? There's nothing wrong with putting AA down if you are only half-black. Barack Obama himself is half-black, and he identifies as black.

Identify as whatever will be most advantagous to you, OP. You will be robbing yourself if you do anything but that. And if you put AA down, you won't be lying.

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon May 30, 2011 10:02 pm

Helicio wrote:
blackman1 wrote:This OP is slime. You have never once been interested in sudanese culture or language. Now all of a sudden, since you are applying to law school, you want to be part sudanese. Here you are looking for validation for your stupidity. Go ahead and put black.

I hope you go to law school, graduate cum laude and find out you cant become a member of ANY state bar because you LIED.

It would be so nice to see an arab post on this board about being proud about being an ARAB not trying to find if they can pass for black.


Sudan is in Africa. If the OP can get the huge boost that comes from identifying as African-American, why pass that up? Maybe his or her skin is black. I dunno.

For the record, I'm Lebanese through my parents and my skin looks like a dark sort of white, so I identify as "white" on my applications. But I don't see anything wrong with the OP identifying as AA if he/she is really AA. Heck, the OP IS from Africa originally if he or she is part Sudanese. Why are people so mad that s/he will take advantage of this? I know a white dude from South Africa who put AA on his application; if that guy can do it, why can't the OP? There's nothing wrong with putting AA down if you are only half-black. Barack Obama himself is half-black, and he identifies as black.

Identify as whatever will be most advantagous to you, OP. You will be robbing yourself if you do anything but that. And if you put AA down, you won't be lying.



Barack Obama has indentified himself as a black man virtually his whole life. Putting down a race that you have never indetified yourself as is deceitful. Of course, you can game the system, but will you be able to look yourself in the mirror?

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Re: Multi-racial

Postby Helicio » Mon May 30, 2011 10:04 pm

blackman1 wrote:This OP is slime. You have never once been interested in sudanese culture or language. Now all of a sudden, since you are applying to law school, you want to be part sudanese. Here you are looking for validation for your stupidity. Go ahead and put black.

I hope you go to law school, graduate cum laude and find out you cant become a member of ANY state bar because you LIED.

It would be so nice to see an arab post on this board about being proud about being an ARAB not trying to find if they can pass for black.


I find it funny that you assume he is an Arab just because he said he is from Sudan or just because he said he is Middle Eastern. Not all Middle Eastern people are "Arab," especially if they don't have roots going back to the Arabian Peninsula. You are overlooking Turks, many Lebanese, Jordanians, Iranians (many of which are Persians), many Syrians, and many Palestinians with your blanket label of "Arab." Being "Arab" is not the same as being Middle Eastern or being Muslim. Sudanese people and Egyptians do not, in large part, identify as Arab.

Sorry for the rant, but sometimes people annoy me when they assume things about the Middle East that are not true. I would like to end by once again asserting that SUDAN IS IN AFRICA, FFS! Whether the OP's melanocytes have produced enough melanin for him/her to put down AA in the traditional American sense of the term is another question, of course.

Okay, rant off.




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