Sauer Grapes wrote:
Idaho_guy wrote:To the OP: what generation American are you?
At least fourth generation. My lineage is Mexican-American, and I know my grandparents were natural born citizens. As far as great-grandparents, I'm not sure, but I doubt it would make much difference.
Definitely put Mexican American on your apps... Then profit.[/quote]
I'm a first generation American (white, non-hispanic) from a single parent home, and I'm not going to get "shit out of it" because I'm not a particular race or ethnicity. My great-grandfather was freaking Mongolian, and I don't go around telling people I'm 1/8 Asian.
I guess if it helps then put it in, but if you don't identify as a Mexican-American it is a bit dishonest if it is only 1/4 of your lineage generations removed (similar to how I identify with my Mongolian heritage).
Really though, get that GPA up, it's secondary only to your LSAT score, and there's a big difference between a 3.5 and 3.7.