Does this make me URM?

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jkbrad11
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Does this make me URM?

Postby jkbrad11 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:12 pm

I'm a healthy mix of Cherokee/Native American, Asian-Indian, and Caucasian ... does this classify me as an URM?

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bk1
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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:17 pm

Yes, because you are Cherokee/NA (though some schools will want tribal ID as well).

jkbrad11
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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby jkbrad11 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:19 pm

Thanks for the quick reply..I know Harvard contacted me and was interested through CRS because of the NA side..but I can't prove affiliation with a tribe because my great grandfather refused to sign the rolls and then lived off the land.. regardless..thanks!

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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby rebexness » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:19 pm

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vanwinkle
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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:21 pm

Moved to appropriate forum.

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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby yoruba1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:41 pm

rebexness wrote:
jkbrad11 wrote:Thanks for the quick reply..I know Harvard contacted me and was interested through CRS because of the NA side..but I can't prove affiliation with a tribe because my great grandfather refused to sign the rolls and then lived off the land.. regardless..thanks!


If you can't prove tribal affiliation, I think you are SOL.


Exactly. Plus you wouldn't want to be haunted by a Warren-esque gaffe should you decide to run for the Senate (although it is possible that, like her, could could overcome it.)

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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby bk1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:42 pm

rebexness wrote:
jkbrad11 wrote:Thanks for the quick reply..I know Harvard contacted me and was interested through CRS because of the NA side..but I can't prove affiliation with a tribe because my great grandfather refused to sign the rolls and then lived off the land.. regardless..thanks!


If you can't prove tribal affiliation, I think you are SOL.

I don't know for sure, but I've heard that the amount that schools care about tribal ID varies from school to school and that there might still be a smaller boost at schools that do care for NAs without tribal ID. Obviously not as ideal as having tribal ID, but better than nothing.

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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby ce255 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:48 am

jkbrad11 wrote:Thanks for the quick reply..I know Harvard contacted me and was interested through CRS because of the NA side..but I can't prove affiliation with a tribe because my great grandfather refused to sign the rolls and then lived off the land.. regardless..thanks!


If you're only 1/8 NA why so gung-ho to claim it? No tribal ID, probably no connection to NA culture/history at all... as a URM things like this make me mad. I do not want you to feel like I'm attacking you; I personally have a friend who is 1/8 hispanic, speaks no spanish, doesn't know any hispanic people (besides his gardener) - but used it to get into our school despite having subpar numbers. It cheapens the mission of URM boosts.

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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby sparty99 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:50 am

If you have to ask if you are URM, then you aren't a URM. Quit trivalizing the challenges that URM's have experienced.

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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby bk1 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:36 am

sparty99 wrote:If you have to ask if you are URM, then you aren't a URM. Quit trivalizing the challenges that URM's have experienced.

:roll:

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Re: Does this make me URM?

Postby gman1978 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:57 am

sparty99 wrote:If you have to ask if you are URM, then you aren't a URM. Quit trivalizing the challenges that URM's have experienced.


Lol. OP: enjoy HYS.




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