Xixak wrote:bosmer88 wrote:sublime wrote:You know, except for this guy:MikeSpivey wrote:I have not read a single post in this thread, so apologies, but YES, you will be considered URM. Although I would not title your Diversity Statement: "Black Canadian?"
What I find confusing about this statement and many others in this thread is that Grutter vs Bollinger specifically mentions African-Americans when talking about underrepresented minority students. I don't deny the OP would offer some type of diversity (he/she is a person of color, comes from another country) which is allowable under the "current definition of AA" (the same could be said of someone who identifies as LGBTQ or is disabled) since it is extremely inclusive, but to say that he/she would count as URM as it is discussed in Grutter is what is really throwing me off in this thread.
I also get that many black people who don't identify as African-American get the boost the same as if they were African-American, but I really think that has more to do with the fact that they are citizens, residents, or undocumented, etc in the US and rarely does anyone want to get into the controversial issue of essentializing African-Americans. Additionally, black people, regardless of origin, often face similar challenges once in the US.
What are you trying to get at with this? You're saying you wouldn't expect me to receive the type of boost a US Citizen would get?
Yeah, I personally wouldn't. But as others have written, I am splittings hairs while adcomms might not be. Apply and report back with your results. We would then have a better understanding of how international students (who are poc) fare.