Do you recommend I declare myself African?

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Cavalier
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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby Cavalier » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:49 pm

Va L Rev Stud wrote:As a member of the Virginia Law Review, I believe I'm uniquely well-situated to address this issue.

You forgot to italicize Virginia Law Review, n00b.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby Gizmo » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:52 pm

This isn't Dead Space. You need to shoot this thread in the head to keep it down.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby lawgod » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:59 pm

I have a similar question.

I am the son of an African monarch (I don't want to say which one) and I grew up in the royal palace, and went to Oxford. I have been living in America for a few years as ambassador.
Am I AA? I'm not exactly American.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby baconpuffs » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:36 pm

lawgod wrote:I have a similar question.

I am the son of an African monarch (I don't want to say which one) and I grew up in the royal palace, and went to Oxford. I have been living in America for a few years as ambassador.
Am I AA? I'm not exactly American.

155, tops.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby Cavalier » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:44 pm

baconpuffs wrote:
lawgod wrote:I have a similar question.

I am the son of an African monarch (I don't want to say which one) and I grew up in the royal palace, and went to Oxford. I have been living in America for a few years as ambassador.
Am I AA? I'm not exactly American.

155, tops.

Well, that's practically good enough for the T10.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby lawgod » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:46 pm

baconpuffs wrote:
lawgod wrote:I have a similar question.

I am the son of an African monarch (I don't want to say which one) and I grew up in the royal palace, and went to Oxford. I have been living in America for a few years as ambassador.
Am I AA? I'm not exactly American.

155, tops.


Retake? Or go and transfer? Should I do a poll?

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby Army2Law » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:51 pm

Just thought I'd throw it out there, why not check African American and white? Then all bases are covered for a white American with ancestry from the African continent. Also, I hope this thread gets locked, it keeps taking up prime real estate on the front page.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby lawgod » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:52 pm

Army2Law wrote: Also, I hope this thread gets locked, it keeps taking up prime real estate on the front page.


This thread made it worth going to law school. (Esp since career potential sure don't)

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby yngblkgifted » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:59 pm

lawgod wrote:I have a similar question.

I am the son of an African monarch (I don't want to say which one) and I grew up in the royal palace, and went to Oxford. I have been living in America for a few years as ambassador.
Am I AA? I'm not exactly American.


Flame?


If you're not a flame, then are you from Sub-Saharan Africa? If yes, then you're AA for all intents and purposes of law school admissions.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby Army2Law » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:59 pm

lawgod wrote:
Army2Law wrote: Also, I hope this thread gets locked, it keeps taking up prime real estate on the front page.


This thread made it worth going to law school. (Esp since career potential sure don't)

Lol, CR.

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Re: Do you recommend I declare myself African?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:56 am

rgndvo wrote:#2 is kind of out of left field. I have no problem with the bar comparing undergraduate records with LS apps and asking questions to see if a person misrepresented his ethnicity. But if a Libyan has checked the box his whole life and genuinely identifies with AA, what's the deal?

OP has already said he's been previously checking "other", not "AA". That's the deal.

Alas, this thread does need to die now.




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