RZ5646 wrote:coffee4closers wrote:What does law school admissions "diversity" mean then?
non-URMs who didn't take for granted the opportunities their family provided (family, not skin color) and excelling/building upon those foundations.
No, here's how it works: You start with an oppressor-oppressed dichotomy and categorize every person into one of these two groups. As a white person, you are prima facie an oppressor just like URMs are prima facie oppressed. If you choose to submit a diversity statement, your job is to convince them that you have been miscategorized, i.e., that you've been dealt a bad hand in life, need help in achieving your goal of being admitted to their law school, and thus deserve to outperform your numbers.
Saying "I come from a group of especially successful white people" is definitely not what you want to do. You'll just be seen as especially privileged.
You and OP deserve each other.