Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

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andreskicdo
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Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby andreskicdo » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:23 pm

As all Hispanics applying to law school right now are aware, when filling out applications, many schools ask you to choose your race. I am from mixed heritage (White, Black and Amerindian). This is known as mestizo back in my native country of Colombia. For the US census I declared I was of mixed race, but did not specify the race. What have other Hispanics of mixed heritage have done in this situation. I am sure i am not the first one to have this question. I am jsut not sure what to choose when filling out that section.

Thanks for any insight you guys can provide.

:D

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby t0wlie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:55 pm

I dont know how much help i can be but this is what I have been doing after inquiring about the same sort of question. I am 1/3 spanish, 1/4 mexican, and mixed european for the rest.

In the ethnicity area I put yes to Hispanic or Latino, then choose both Chicano/mexican-american and Hispanic/Latino other.

Then under race I put European/Other as well. For you I'd select yes to being hispanic or latino, then choose Hispanic/other latino. Then for race choose african american and caucasion.

Very interesting mix of blood! Goodluck with ur cycle, you will have a great chances at top schools considering your heritage!

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby vzapana » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:40 pm

i'm half hispanic, half asian. i put both on my apps and am letting the adcomms decide how they want to consider me.

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby howlery » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:57 pm

As a Dominican I check White, Black, and Other Hispanic.

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby diepset4 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:03 pm

Hi,

I am having the same dilemma, as well. I am indicating that I am Mexican-American under the Hispanic box, but when it comes to the race box I cannot seem to decide what to indicate. I was born in the US to Mexican parents, but they are of Spanish and Lebanese descendance, thus not fitting under the mestizo, Amerindian, etc. Help?

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby howlery » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:18 am

diepset4 wrote:Hi,

I am having the same dilemma, as well. I am indicating that I am Mexican-American under the Hispanic box, but when it comes to the race box I cannot seem to decide what to indicate. I was born in the US to Mexican parents, but they are of Spanish and Lebanese descendance, thus not fitting under the mestizo, Amerindian, etc. Help?


I feel like you're White Hispanic, but someone correct me if I'm wrong. Could be that I'm just thinking of Shakira or Selma Hayek.

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby yesplease » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:19 pm

howlery wrote:
diepset4 wrote:Hi,

I am having the same dilemma, as well. I am indicating that I am Mexican-American under the Hispanic box, but when it comes to the race box I cannot seem to decide what to indicate. I was born in the US to Mexican parents, but they are of Spanish and Lebanese descendance, thus not fitting under the mestizo, Amerindian, etc. Help?


I feel like you're White Hispanic, but someone correct me if I'm wrong. Could be that I'm just thinking of Shakira or Selma Hayek.



No, I would agree given that Lebanese is considered white in the US as well, so white for the race box/Hispanic for the ethnicity sounds about right?

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby bk1 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:30 pm

diepset4 wrote:Hi,

I am having the same dilemma, as well. I am indicating that I am Mexican-American under the Hispanic box, but when it comes to the race box I cannot seem to decide what to indicate. I was born in the US to Mexican parents, but they are of Spanish and Lebanese descendance, thus not fitting under the mestizo, Amerindian, etc. Help?

Spaniards and Lebanese are generally white.

yesplease wrote:so white for the race box/Hispanic for the ethnicity sounds about right?


This sounds correct.

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Re: Hispanics of Mixed Heritage Choosing Race Box in LS Apps

Postby diepset4 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:43 pm

Sounds like what I was landing on. Thank y'all!




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