Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

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jcruz1
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Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

Postby jcruz1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:22 pm

I'm a Chamorro (a native of Guam), and I'm wondering if I should check Hispanic on the Demographics section. I was told that I should a decade ago when I was applying or college and taking the SATs, and was even recognized by the NHRP. I know that definitions change over time, and I'm wondering if I qualify now. Thanks.

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Yeshia90
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Re: Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:30 pm

Wouldn't it be more Pacific Islander?

jcruz1
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Re: Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

Postby jcruz1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:34 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:Wouldn't it be more Pacific Islander?

Yeah I check that one too, but Hispanic's a separate category.

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Re: Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:37 pm

It's a self identification issue, so check whatever you identify with most. If you're unsure just check all that apply (I would think that may include Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and probably Caucasian)

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Re: Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

Postby jcruz1 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:44 pm

bdubs wrote:It's a self identification issue, so check whatever you identify with most. If you're unsure just check all that apply (I would think that may include Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and probably Caucasian)

Thanks, that's really helpful.

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Re: Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:47 pm

jcruz1 wrote:
bdubs wrote:It's a self identification issue, so check whatever you identify with most. If you're unsure just check all that apply (I would think that may include Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and probably Caucasian)

Thanks, that's really helpful.


No problem. Also, don't worry about whatever small effect it will have on your application. Unless you check the African American, Mexican, Peurto Rican, or Native American box(es) everyone pretty much agrees that it has very little influence on the admissions decision.

ETC: careless omission of Native Americans
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Re: Are Natives of Guam Considered Hispanic?

Postby shoeshine » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:49 pm

bdubs wrote:
jcruz1 wrote:
bdubs wrote:It's a self identification issue, so check whatever you identify with most. If you're unsure just check all that apply (I would think that may include Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and probably Caucasian)

Thanks, that's really helpful.


No problem. Also, don't worry about whatever small effect it will have on your application. Unless you check the African American, Mexican, or Peurto Rican box(es) everyone pretty much agrees that it has very little influence on the admissions decision.


You forgot Native American.




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