DS - what constitutes an ethnic minority?

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ellegirl
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DS - what constitutes an ethnic minority?

Postby ellegirl » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:16 am

From what I understand, being Asian is not considered an ethnic minority when it comes to law schools admissions.
So is it ok to write about my experiences being discriminated against in school because I'm Asian?

OR

Should I write about having moved around a lot? open to new cultures, new perspective etc.

Thank you guys!!

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DieAntwoord
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Re: DS - what constitutes an ethnic minority?

Postby DieAntwoord » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:31 am

ellegirl wrote:From what I understand, being Asian is not considered an ethnic minority when it comes to law schools admissions.
So is it ok to write about my experiences being discriminated against in school because I'm Asian?

OR

Should I write about having moved around a lot? open to new cultures, new perspective etc.

Thank you guys!!


To answer the title it is anyone who is not in the majority. I would write something that is personal and different. Write about something that only relates to you.

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invisiblesun
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Re: DS - what constitutes an ethnic minority?

Postby invisiblesun » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:58 am

ellegirl wrote:From what I understand, being Asian is not considered an ethnic minority when it comes to law schools admissions.
So is it ok to write about my experiences being discriminated against in school because I'm Asian?

OR

Should I write about having moved around a lot? open to new cultures, new perspective etc.

Thank you guys!!


Don't write about discrimination unless you have some really strong examples. Think about what adcoms will remember among "discriminated against" essays. The second one sounds much better if you can do it in a deeply personal way.

JJDancer
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Re: DS - what constitutes an ethnic minority?

Postby JJDancer » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:50 pm

People who are not URMs or even Ms (minorities), can write DSs. So either topic is acceptable.




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