Diversity Statement Issues

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ksimon2007
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Diversity Statement Issues

Postby ksimon2007 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:34 pm

I have taken a look at some diversity statements. I am an AA male who grew up with very modest means with a single mother, two sisters, and am a first generation college student. I have been through the whole oreo thing and still deal with being an outcast in my own "group" because I am a Republican during this era of Obama.

I simply don't feel captivated though by the story above. I have become SBP at an undergrad institution which is over 90% white and conservative after attending schools throughout my life that were either majority african american or were equally representative in a sense. This story is not terribly captivating either.

Any suggestions on how to write my statement?

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Fresh
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Re: Diversity Statement Issues

Postby Fresh » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:39 pm

Sorry about your politics.


Anyways, write first and fix later. It's more helpful to start writing about one/both of these topics then seeing exactly how to make it more compelling than just assuming it'll suck.

Saltqjibo
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Re: Diversity Statement Issues

Postby Saltqjibo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:09 pm

Seems to me you represent diversity within a group that law schools already see as bringing diversity.

You're a diverse voice in your diversity. or something. Sounds like you're set to me

Just do it classy and reasonably (i.e. unpolitically charged)

ksimon2007
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Re: Diversity Statement Issues

Postby ksimon2007 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:47 pm

Any other thoughts?

ksimon2007
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Re: Diversity Statement Issues

Postby ksimon2007 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:42 pm

I have put together a draft. Anybody want to take a look at it for me?




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