minnbills wrote:Neatrends wrote:minnbills wrote:I'd say if you've never identified with that group, it wouldn't be right.
How can someone identify with a group they didnt know they were a part of until a couple of weeks ago?
Even if C&F did notice a discrepancy (Identified as mexican for law school, now identifying as mexican and black) the fact that knowledge of their black heritage wasn't acquired until after applying to law school would explain things more than sufficiently.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I always thought the purpose of affirmative action was to help traditionally disadvantaged communities, if someone's never been a part of that community I don't think it would be right to suddenly identify with it for the purpose of improving your chances at admission.
GAIA's right that it's legit in the sense that you won't get in trouble for it, but to me it seems like taking advantage.
I don't know if anybody knows if there is exactly one reason for AA in admissions. Firms want diverse associates and law schools try to snag highly qualified, diverse applicants.