Seriously what race am I?

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Seriously what race am I?

Postby admisionquestion » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:21 pm

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:24 pm

Both.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Kronk » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:25 pm

admisionquestion wrote:I am 1/8 Native American. Maybe more, cuz grandma's lineage ethnicity is unknown, but grandpa is definitely 100%.

Mom gets money from the reservation that she sends back to them. I have never taken a huge interest in my heritage--but I also think that my interest in my ethnicity and my check box ethnicity are totally different questions.

I know that this question is raised over and over again but someone help me decide in my case. Do I click both White and Native American? or just White?

I know the benefits without a DS for NA are incredibly low, but an incredibly small boost could definitely make CCN a reality for my 170, 3.9 self.


If you can check Native American, forget CCN, you're in at HYS.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:26 pm

You are NA & white. What is your source regarding the need for a diversity statement in order to benefit from NA status ? Certainly it may help, but necessary ?

You should do well.

P.S. Not sure if this standard is still in effect, but one-sixteenth is sufficient.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:32 pm

Also, if you grandfather is 100% you are 1/4 not 1/8 NA.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby admisionquestion » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:40 pm

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:43 pm

Lawyers only really need to know how to divide by three.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby annapavlova » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:07 pm

Congratulations. You can go to any school you want and law firms will flock to hire you as a 1L SA.

If your mom gets res money, that's all she wrote.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby 071816 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:12 pm

Human

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Blessedassurance » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:12 pm

chimp wrote:Human


Hear hear. Socrates, speaks!

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Blessedassurance » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:17 pm

I took the Feb exam and the June exam. In June, LSAC required passport photos on the admission thingy which they didn't do for February. Why does the tin-foil hat guy in me think there's a diabolic reason behind this shit? I wouldn't put it past the good folks at LSAC, anal-retentive as they are.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Kohinoor » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:51 pm

Blessedassurance wrote:I took the Feb exam and the June exam. In June, LSAC required passport photos on the admission thingy which they didn't do for February. Why does the tin-foil hat guy in me think there's a diabolic reason behind this shit? I wouldn't put it past the good folks at LSAC, anal-retentive as they are.

The good folks at LSAC want you to pay them and not talk about the test. That is the extent of their interest. Their ideal client pays the fee online months before the test and then falls into a coma forever.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Ford Prefect » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:54 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:I took the Feb exam and the June exam. In June, LSAC required passport photos on the admission thingy which they didn't do for February. Why does the tin-foil hat guy in me think there's a diabolic reason behind this shit? I wouldn't put it past the good folks at LSAC, anal-retentive as they are.

The good folks at LSAC want you to pay them and not talk about the test. That is the extent of their interest. Their ideal client pays the fee online months before the test and then falls into a coma forever.

So, so wrong.

The ideal client pays the fee, falls into a coma until the day after the test, and repeats this for the next two tests, after which he/she falls into an approximately two-year coma and begins the cycle again.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby flcath » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:54 pm

I kinda feel bad that the poor (caucasian) guy from Libya in the other thread gets no AA, while this guy does.
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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby admisionquestion » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:35 pm

flcath wrote:I kinda feel back that the poor (caucasian) guy from Libya in the other thread gets no AA, while this guy does.


A. I totally agree that it seems like BS
B. I totally dissagree that he doesn't get to self-identify as african american... when he is african american.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:37 pm

flcath wrote:I kinda feel back that the poor (caucasian) guy from Libya in the other thread gets no AA, while this guy does.

Depends on what the purpose of AA is. Maybe this illuminates its true nature as preferring appearances to real diversity.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby flcath » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:43 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
flcath wrote:I kinda feel back that the poor (caucasian) guy from Libya in the other thread gets no AA, while this guy does.

Depends on what the purpose of AA is. Maybe this illuminates its true nature as preferring appearances to real diversity.

Under none of the standard justifications for AA, should someone who "finds out" they're a minority at the point of application be entitled to the benefits of AA.

Not that the OP is being sketchy (don't hate the playa...), it just illustrates the unavoidable inefficiency of generalizing by race.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Wade LeBosh » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:15 pm

If law schools applications are the first time you've considered yourself NA, then you clearly aren't.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Moxie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:19 pm

flcath wrote:I kinda feel bad that the poor (caucasian) guy from Libya in the other thread gets no AA, while this guy does.


Why even bring this up? That guys bitching was enough in one thread, hopefully that ridiculousness doesn't have to spill into this one.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby abl » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:32 pm

It sounds like your mom (who sends the checks back) does not identify as NA, and it sounds like you do not either. If you (a) don't identify as NA, and (b) aren't a registered tribal member then no, I do not think you should check the NA box on your application. Would it be technically dishonest to do so? Probably not, but it's not the "right" thing to do--you're knowingly misleading the law schools.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby admisionquestion » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:38 pm

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby Wade LeBosh » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:42 pm

admisionquestion wrote:
abl wrote:It sounds like your mom (who sends the checks back) does not identify as NA, and it sounds like you do not either. If you (a) don't identify as NA, and (b) aren't a registered tribal member then no, I do not think you should check the NA box on your application. Would it be technically dishonest to do so? Probably not, but it's not the "right" thing to do--you're knowingly misleading the law schools.


I have already decided I will be checking the box. I have no idea how I would be misleading the schools. I will check both Caucasian and NA. If I could give percent I would. I do not care about my ethnicity at all, but i definitely Identify as a 1/4th NA, If asked to Identify.


Checking both sounds like the right way to go.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby admisionquestion » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:53 pm

Help: can someone lend their opinion on this thread viewtopic.php?f=14&t=162858&p=4688844#p4688844

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby MTal » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:59 pm

abl wrote:but it's not the "right" thing to do--you're knowingly misleading the law schools.


Because law schools never....uhh....try to mislead students.

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Re: Seriously what race am I?

Postby sparty99 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:06 am

Wade LeBosh wrote:If law schools applications are the first time you've considered yourself NA, then you clearly aren't.


You should check, "WHACK." Cause if you've never considered yourself NA, then you clearly aren't.




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