Minority status - Asians?

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WayneRooney
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Minority status - Asians?

Postby WayneRooney » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:21 pm

Does admissions make a difference between asian groups? chinese, koreans, filipinos, indians, combodians, hmong etc have different economic status, and could not be more different.


I know that almost all schools give weight to minorties, but mostly to african americans and hispanics. What about asians? Is that almost a negative?

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Re: Minority status - Asians?

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:27 pm

Would not say it is a negative, but generally being asian is not a positive factor in admissions (like being AA, NA, etc).

I would say though, that Hmong would get the better chances of being URM than any other Asian subcategory.

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Re: Minority status - Asians?

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:40 pm

PoliticalJunkie wrote:Would not say it is a negative, but generally being asian is not a positive factor in admissions (like being AA, NA, etc).

I would say though, that Hmong would get the better chances of being URM than any other Asian subcategory.


Except that it's not. No asian group is considered a URM. You can, however, write a diversity statement if one is applicable to you.

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Re: Minority status - Asians?

Postby mistea » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:36 pm

The operative word is underrepresented. Asians are not generally underrepresented in law school. Unfortunately some groups are better represented than others but admissions committees do not make a distinction between asian groups. Similarly, admissions committees do not make a distinction between hispanic groups either. So an Americanized white hispanic with a "WASPy" last name can get a URM boost while a brown filipino or hmong asian will not.

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Re: Minority status - Asians?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:56 pm

mistea wrote:Similarly, admissions committees do not make a distinction between hispanic groups either.


Incorrect.

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Re: Minority status - Asians?

Postby Cardboardbox » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:59 pm

I thought Hmong got a URM boost?

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Re: Minority status - Asians?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:02 pm

Cardboardbox wrote:I thought Hmong got a URM boost?


"URM boost" generally applies to NA/AA/PR/Mex. Evidence shows that other groups can get a small boost (not nearly as big as the URM boost) but it is not nearly as uniform across all schools (i.e. Hispanics in general get a small boost, but PR/Mex get a large one.




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