diversity statement reach?

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Eric_Arthur_Blair
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diversity statement reach?

Postby Eric_Arthur_Blair » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:38 pm

Should I write a "socioeconomic" diversity statement related to my father's prolonged unemployment, my parents divorce, my financial independence and "lower middle" class standing? Is that waaaaaay too much of a reach or legitimate?

Thanks!

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Re: diversity statement reach?

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:40 pm

"lower middle class" is still middle class, divorce is becoming more common than staying together, and unemployment happens to everyone at some point. You're not sounding that diverse.

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Re: diversity statement reach?

Postby BenJ » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:44 pm

Agree with vanwinkle, doesn't sound helpful and could come across as whiny/entitled. The diversity statement is not necessary and usually not helpful unless you're a URM anyway.

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Re: diversity statement reach?

Postby Eric_Arthur_Blair » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:53 pm

Yeah thats what I thought, but I thought I'd get some feedback anyways. You never know what helps.




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