Yukos wrote: ...TLS collective wisdom is only hispanics from Mexico/Puerto Rico get the URM boost; Colombians are NOT considered URMs. Me sabe mal.
Justin Genious wrote:Dominican's do not receive a significant URM boost. Only PR/MA see a boost.
twentypercentmore wrote:Unfortunately, Dominican is not a URM. However, that shouldn't keep you from writing diversity statements if you feel you have something to add to the classroom. There's a fellow on LSN that received a substantial boost even though he was a non-URM hispanic,
silver11 wrote:They are considered Hispanic/Latino and don't qualify for URM status. You could write a really good diversity statement and show the school how you can bring diversity to their class, but as far as getting a boost, you wouldn't qualify.
Now, please, contemplate the following question:
What support is there for the proposition that any Hispanic or Latino group (including but not limited to South Americans) is not underrepresented in any given law school class?
All the evidence that I've seen, or that is typically provided, supports just the opposite proposition: that any Hispanic or Latino group is underrepresented throughout higher education generally in the United States.
Please consider the following Census Bureau spreadsheet in conjunction with others provided at http://www.census.gov:
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/educ ... le1-06.xls
This post can be aptly described as a challenge: I ask that whoever, including those quoted, thinks that a certain Hispanic or Latino group is not underrepresented in any given law school class--therefore that members of this group are not URM's--provide information supporting this position.