Diversity Statement -- Confused!

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neonx
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Diversity Statement -- Confused!

Postby neonx » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:50 pm

Hey guys,

So, I basically fleshed out three aspects of my background that might be considered diversity in three separate paragraphs:

> Ethnicity
> Poor
> Sexual Identity

Now, I don't know how it all fits together in a coherent statement. Any strategies for doing this seemingly impossible task?

Also, are we supposed to weave it together in a final or opening paragraph that basically says... "And these are the reasons why I'm diverse and would contribute to your law school community?"

Any advice would be helpful.

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gin
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Re: Diversity Statement -- Confused!

Postby gin » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:55 pm

I would go with the one that has presented the most challenges to you.
It also depends on what ethnicity you are because some like AAs or Hispanics tend to be more religious and social conservative wich can present a challenge to your sexuality
Also, poor communities tend to be more religious and social conservative which would have the same effect on your sexuality.
Of course, if everyone around you was very accepting then you're back to square 1, but if not, you could talk about all three of them and how it was a challenged you

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Re: Diversity Statement -- Confused!

Postby neonx » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:58 pm

Good idea! Thanks.




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