Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

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PuertoBlack
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Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby PuertoBlack » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Hello,

I'm of a mixed racial background and as such I'm wondering would it be more beneficial to put Hispanic or African-American on my applications?

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20130312
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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:41 pm

AA.

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20121109
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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby 20121109 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:44 pm

You put both AA and Hispanic because that is what you are. Your AA side will give you the larger boost, however.

PuertoBlack
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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby PuertoBlack » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Thanks for the advice, after many years I still am troubled by this question.

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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby 20121109 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:53 pm

PuertoBlack wrote:Thanks for the advice, after many years I still am troubled by this question.


There is no reason to be troubled.

You check the boxes you honestly identify with. It's really quite simple. Good luck! :)

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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:06 pm

Essentially
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joya
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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby joya » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:13 pm

Agreed, no reason to fret about this issue. Check both because that's who you are. I'm half MA, half AA and have always checked both boxes.

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jas1503
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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby jas1503 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:46 pm

:shock: ...SMH

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NewYorkL
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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby NewYorkL » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:11 pm


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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby Starscream15 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:44 pm

AA is single digit representation or less at law schools. It is a stronger boost.

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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby nigerian22 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:10 pm

If you are a half-African American and half-white male, does it detract from your African American male profile for JD admissions to mark both?

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Re: Mixed, which status gives larger boost?

Postby 20130312 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:12 pm

nigerian22 wrote:If you are a half-African American and half-white male, does it detract from your African American male profile for JD admissions to mark both?

Nope. Dat one drop rule.




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