Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

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femmefatale
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Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

Postby femmefatale » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:07 pm

Hi all,

I noticed that on LSAC you have the option to choose Black/African American OR U.S./African American.

What is the difference?

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Re: Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:44 pm

Black/AA - Naturalized citizen or green card holders who were born in another country though may be seen as black in the US. For example, Afro-Caribbeans, Black Africans from Kenya/Nigeria/Ghana or some similar variation.

U.S./AA - Born and bred citizens of Afro- persuasion on US soil.

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Re: Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

Postby femmefatale » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:16 pm

@AAJD - Thanks for clarifying!

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Re: Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:31 pm

Where is this option? It only lets me check Black or AA. Under ethnicity edit

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Re: Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

Postby DPhoenix » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:47 pm

KingJamesLBJ wrote:Where is this option? It only lets me check Black or AA. Under ethnicity edit


Same here.

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Re: Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

Postby femmefatale » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:55 pm

@Phoenix
Maybe it depends on the school?
I was actually filling in the demographic information in the application for one of the schools I'm applying to.

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Re: Black/AA vs. U.S./AA

Postby Cocoblues » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:55 pm

femmefatale wrote:@Phoenix
Maybe it depends on the school?
I was actually filling in the demographic information in the application for one of the schools I'm applying to.



Yup. I distinctly remember Penn asking for these distinctions. I found it quite odd.




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