I am a Salvadorian male,age 23. I was born in U.S., both parents born in El Salvador. Under LSAC, I am considered "Central American". Before coming on this sub forum, I thought I was good to go (considering how many more Mexican's and PR people there are compared to Salvadorians in the U.S.)
however after reading that the 4 primary URMs are Mexicans and PR (regarding Hispanics), am I screwed out of being a URM?
I read somewhere (on this forum I believe) that if your not Mexican or PR, other Hispanics (like me) are given no thought of. I thought being "Central American" would be better than being "Mexican" when I initially thought about it. I mean how many Central Americans are in law school compared to your average Mexican/PR? No offense...
Honestly up until this point, I didn't realize the potential impact being Central American would be regarding being accepted into law school, however after reading how significant the boost can be, I am worried that I will lose out..
.why couldn't I be Mexican or Puerto Rican
What about if I write a diversity statement? TBH I have had a pretty chill life, im far from being poor,etc. I mean, if I write a diversity statement saying how bad I have had it and how poor I am (well im not rich), would that help? To be truthful, I have worked ever since I was 16, but don't most people? If downplaying my life will help,then why not? I have yet to play the "racecard" in my life but now seems like a good time to start.
I think you are misunderstanding how PRs/MAs are under represented. It is because there is such a large population of MAs/PRs in the US, yet there are so few MA/PR attorneys relative to their national population.
You are still a diverse candidate and should write a DS. You just said you are far from poor, and then asked if you should write about being poor. You should not misrepresent yourself.