Miznitic wrote:Am I URM?
I'm Half Puerto Rican, half not.
My father was a First Generation "NewYorkRican" while my mother was an Oxford schooled brit. Odd mix indeed. Myself, I do speak spanish, although I sound like a retard doing so. I have my mothers accent, I'm exceedingly pale, and about the only thing that even may be considered PR is the color of my hair. Everything else just just screams, "White Boy."
I know, technically I am, but upon my admittance to whatever school, and on that first day, when they see me, will they suddenly question that? Perhaps I am overthinking it, but I'm really trying to not screw myself over.
Do you think of yourself as PR? Then put PR and stop worrying about it.
People in law school are constantly being surprised to learn I'm Hispanic. Anything I mention that indicates it usually gets an instant "You're Hispanic?" Yep, half. I put it on my application, and none of the adcomms questioned it even though I met with all of them at some point.
Put what you are
. If you can defend it easily (and you can by saying "My father is Puerto Rican" and that settles it) then there shouldn't be a problem with it.