Diversity Statement necessary?

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Diversity Statement necessary?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:20 pm

I think I qualify to write a diversity statement, I speak Farsi at home and am a child of immigrants, however my personal statement goes into my background a lot so would it be pointless to include a diversity statement? I don't want to be repetitive

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Re: Diversity Statement necessary?

Postby kobe1020 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:40 pm

i don't think that really makes a different..if that is the case every immigrant child speaks a foreign language can write about it. Farsi maybe rare here in the US but that does not make you different from other foreign language speakers. i think it is the cultural/economic background that more qualifies as diverse

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Re: Diversity Statement necessary?

Postby meegee » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:14 pm

I'm just here to offering a different opinion. It really depends. What the previous user said is true, that fact that you speak another language isn't much. But unless you took a Rosetta Stone course, chances are you not only learned that language, you also adopted its cultures. You're a child of immigrant parents, which means your parents were born and grew up elsewhere. Somewhere along the line, you must have adopted some of your parent's cultures.

I dunno about you guys, but being part of several cultures seems pretty diverse to me.

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Re: Diversity Statement necessary?

Postby gaud » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:32 pm

meegee wrote:I'm just here to offering a different opinion. It really depends. What the previous user said is true, that fact that you speak another language isn't much. But unless you took a Rosetta Stone course, chances are you not only learned that language, you also adopted its cultures. You're a child of immigrant parents, which means your parents were born and grew up elsewhere. Somewhere along the line, you must have adopted some of your parent's cultures.

I dunno about you guys, but being part of several cultures seems pretty diverse to me.


Yup.

OP, if you could write the diversity statement with a different focus than your PS then I would go for it.




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