Given that you're from the caribbean, what race(s) do you identify with? Just thought I'd ask.
Good and valid question. I don't consider myself caucasian nor black but somewhere in the middle. I remember being in Spain in a guy a friend of friend told her girl which was more into me than him that she should be careful because I had black in me. I told him "yeah I do I have Black in me and Taino (Caribbean Native American) and sadly spanish heritage." just trying to piss him off. Puerto Ricans are a really a mixed of three ethnicities, African black, Taino and Spanish. We all vary in our mix but if a study is done to my DNA most likely we all have some mix of all three DNAs.
I wanted to share this...
I have been in the US a couple of times and I have felt racism and stereotyping almost every time. Example of comments I have heard.
1. a guy tells me a not so funny racist joke about luxury cars and Puerto Rican drug dealing don't remember it exactly.
2. I've been told "OMG but you are so different form Puerto Ricans in the state (implying that I'm educated)" might sound like a good thing but I bet a lot of Puerto Rican from the US are educated. Fun fact: There is a cultural difference between PR from the US and from the Island.
3. My family could be considered to be in a better economic position than some americans and I have felt how some of americans treat me like I'm underserving of this.
So, is there anyway I could use this in my application?
3. Is it possible and wise to mention that my undergrad university is ranked 20 out of 1369 among Latin American universities? If so, where?
I think it would be a good idea, because the adcomms are likely unfamiliar with Latin American Universities, and it would add context. Put it on your resume.
Thanks! I'll search on the internet how is done.