What AM I?!

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gatorlaw
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What AM I?!

Postby gatorlaw » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:50 pm

So I'm a Mestizo born in South America...my family is European mixed with Native Indian from Argentina. However, they do not keep tribal records in Argentina...we know my grandfather was Native Indian...am I part native indian/ part white? My dad is dark skinned while my mother is very white-looking...I fall somewhere in between. Can I check both boxes?

Thanks peeps.

071816
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby 071816 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:53 pm

You're South American (Latino/Hispanic). Check whichever boxes you have always checked.

kahechsof
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby kahechsof » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:08 am

I'm going with Latino/Hispanic.
I imagine Native American referring to North American. I've never heard a native south American referred to as a native American.

gatorlaw
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby gatorlaw » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:59 pm

America is a continent, not a country as many "Americans" believe. South AMERICAN Indians, are also called native AMERICANS.

...just fyi.

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franklyscarlet
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:01 pm

gatorlaw wrote:America is 2 continents , not a country as many "Americans" believe. South AMERICAN Indians, are also called native AMERICANS.

...just fyi.


FTFY. Just fyi.

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bk1
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:07 pm

What did you check on the census, LSAC questionnaire, high school standardized testing, SAT, etc?

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MTal
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby MTal » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:18 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:America is 2 continents , not a country as many "Americans" believe.


FTFY. Just fyi.


Yeah, but only 1 of them counts.

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jim
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby jim » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:30 pm

Are you registered with a tribe? No? Latino/Hispanic.

serdog
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby serdog » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:57 pm

the census defines American Indian/native American as
"American Indian and Alaska Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment."
the bolded part is what key for law schools admissions if you can show either one you shouldn't check the box

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Strange
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby Strange » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:11 pm

I'm also South American man AKA "other Hispanic" join the club :lol:

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Re: What AM I?!

Postby subtle » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:23 am

gatorlaw wrote:America is a continent, not a country as many "Americans" believe. South AMERICAN Indians, are also called native AMERICANS.

...just fyi.


:roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: What AM I?!

Postby BlakcMajikc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:17 am

subtle wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:America is a continent, not a country as many "Americans" believe. South AMERICAN Indians, are also called native AMERICANS.

...just fyi.


:roll: :roll: :roll:


Why the eye roll? Gatorlaw is correct. Have you been to any rural or tropical parts of South America?

subtle
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Re: What AM I?!

Postby subtle » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:29 am

BlakcMajikc wrote:
subtle wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:America is a continent, not a country as many "Americans" believe. South AMERICAN Indians, are also called native AMERICANS.

...just fyi.


:roll: :roll: :roll:


Why the eye roll? Gatorlaw is correct. Have you been to any rural or tropical parts of South America?


Because I understand the idea, I just disagree. There are two continents: South America and North America. There are, therefore, two groups of people: South American and North American. There is also a country that contains America in the name. Saying that America is a continent, not a country is disingenuous because a) it's two continents and b) if the people from the United States of America can't be called Americans because America isn't the official name than neither can people from South America since the continent is actually South America.

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Re: What AM I?!

Postby serdog » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:47 pm

I know for a fact that as an aboringal person from Canada (I was open about it) I got a boost in my us applications

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Re: What AM I?!

Postby indo » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:30 am

franklyscarlet wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:America is 2 continents , not a country as many "Americans" believe. South AMERICAN Indians, are also called native AMERICANS.

...just fyi.


FTFY. Just fyi.


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