What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

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nmare
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What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby nmare » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:32 am

Hey guys, I am from New Mexico and was wondering what "type of Hispanic" I am. First and foremost, I am half white/half Hispanic, with my father being white and mother Hispanic. My grandparents are from Mexico, but my mother was born and raised here in New Mexico. Would I fall under Mexican American or Other Hispanic? Thanks in advance for all replies.

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Re: What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby lawgod » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:37 am

New Mexican

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bk1
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Re: What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby bk1 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:00 am

nmare wrote:My grandparents are from Mexico


So you're Mexican American.

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Re: What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby nmare » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:02 am

I thought so, just making sure thanks for the help! Since I am also half white, I am going to have to put in European as well. Does this lower the URM boost at all?

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Re: What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby bk1 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:03 am

nmare wrote:I thought so, just making sure thanks for the help! Since I am also half white, I am going to have to put in European as well. Does this lower the URM boost at all?


No.

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Postby Toronto8 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:41 am

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Re: What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:51 am

Mexican-American.

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esq
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Re: What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby esq » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:59 am

Kinda sad that you don't already know.

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Re: What type of Hispanic would I fall under?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:33 am

You can identify as Mexican-American. If you identify as both Mexican-American and white it shouldn't directly affect your application. What you need to do, though, is make sure you either write about your background in your PS, or include a separate DS about it.




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