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Postby guinness1547 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:12 pm

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:13 pm

I did the same. I think they just assume you're a white male if you do this.

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby guinness1547 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:18 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:I did the same. I think they just assume you're a white male if you do this.


That's what I was thinking.

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby ben4847 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:20 pm

I heard if you don't respond, they just flip a coin, and if it heads- you are URM; if it is tails- you are a generic white guy from New Jersey.

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:24 pm

ben4847 wrote:I heard if you don't respond, they just flip a coin, and if it heads- you are URM; if it is tails- you are a generic white guy from New Jersey.


How did you know? :shock:

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:27 pm

ben4847 wrote:I heard if you don't respond, they just flip a coin, and if it heads- you are URM; if it is tails- you are a generic white guy from New Jersey.


I'd rather just tell them I'm a white guy from the midwest, instead of there being a chance that I am mistaken as someone frome New Jersey. HeyyyooooOoo! :lol:

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby kaiser » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:28 pm

ben4847 wrote:I heard if you don't respond, they just flip a coin, and if it heads- you are URM; if it is tails- you are a generic white guy from New Jersey.


Hey, wudda ya tawkin' uhbout? :)

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby 20130312 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:29 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:
ben4847 wrote:I heard if you don't respond, they just flip a coin, and if it heads- you are URM; if it is tails- you are a generic white guy from New Jersey.


I'd rather just tell them I'm a white guy from the midwest, instead of there being a chance that I am mistaken as someone frome New Jersey. HeyyyooooOoo! :lol:


Hey now, I got some guys that'll take care of you if you make another comment like that about Joisey.

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:31 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:
ben4847 wrote:I heard if you don't respond, they just flip a coin, and if it heads- you are URM; if it is tails- you are a generic white guy from New Jersey.


I'd rather just tell them I'm a white guy from the midwest, instead of there being a chance that I am mistaken as someone frome New Jersey. HeyyyooooOoo! :lol:


Hey now, I got some guys that'll take care of you if you make another comment like that about Joisey.


why is someone knocking on my door right now saying "youz need to answer guy!"

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby expelliarmus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:11 am

I think they just assume you are white, assuming that the rest of your application doesn't "betray" your demographic information in any way.

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby northerniowan » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:49 am

Unfortunately, they always assume that you are white. Good law professionals always assume ;-)

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby hsk143 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:36 am

Bump

Would this effect your chances in any way? I am a Korean male from California so I'd rather not answer =/

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby 20121109 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:49 am

hsk143 wrote:Bump

Would this effect your chances in any way? I am a Korean male from California so I'd rather not answer =/


No one forces you fill out the demographic info so it's your prerogative to not respond. I've heard that Asians could be adversely affected by identifying so I can understand the hesitation. You aren't breaking any rules, and it may be in your best interest. You'll just be considered a non-URM, probably white.

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby SumStalwart » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:00 pm

I had another thread, with a similar discussion. I'm a mix between Chinese and White (a bunch of other things, but those are the main two).

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:No one forces you fill out the demographic info so it's your prerogative to not respond. I've heard that Asians could be adversely affected by identifying so I can understand the hesitation. You aren't breaking any rules, and it may be in your best interest. You'll just be considered a non-URM, probably white.


Yeah, I am just not disclosing my ethnic background-- seems safer.

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby dingbat » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:07 pm

SumStalwart wrote:I had another thread, with a similar discussion. I'm a mix between Chinese and White (a bunch of other things, but those are the main two).

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:No one forces you fill out the demographic info so it's your prerogative to not respond. I've heard that Asians could be adversely affected by identifying so I can understand the hesitation. You aren't breaking any rules, and it may be in your best interest. You'll just be considered a non-URM, probably white.


Yeah, I am just not disclosing my ethnic background-- seems safer.

I've never disclosed, out of principle
Race: Homo sapien
Sex: Yes Please

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby WanderingPondering » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:23 pm

dingbat wrote:Race: Homo sapien
Sex: Yes Please


They actually ask for gender, not sex. Either way, I hope going to law school gets me laid more :roll:

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Re: Decline to answer demographic questions?

Postby dingbat » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:45 am

WanderingPondering wrote:
dingbat wrote:Race: Homo sapien
Sex: Yes Please


They actually ask for gender, not sex. Either way, I hope going to law school gets me laid more :roll:

Gender: not hermaphrodite




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