afitouri wrote:I've already decided I'm going to put other.
Sure, I identify more with AA than with Caucasian. I'm absolutely not Caucasian. But I'm technically not black either. I am a literal African American.
I've already made my conclusions.
You should do what makes you comfortable, so I'd recommend check "other." You shouldn't feel bad about asking this question, especially since you aren't white, and clearly feel uncomfortable checking that box too (despite what LSAC might try to categorize you as).
I have to say that I think many people are talking out of their hats when it comes to AA. Do schools really check (for example) "how black" one is? Moreover, many of those who are admonishing OP here tell other TLS'ers with very tenuous claims to an ethnicity (e.g. 1/8 NA but "carded") to go ahead and check it.
So long as the racial definitions on applications remain fairly nebulous and open-ended, my position is that everyone should check the box with which they honestly identify.