What are my odds at a top 10 school based on my softs?

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t-14orbust
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Re: What are my odds at a top 10 school based on my softs?

Postby t-14orbust » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:28 pm

One of my friends has white skin but his father is black. Can he claim AA?

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Re: What are my odds at a top 10 school based on my softs?

Postby guano » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:28 pm

African-American is a term of art. It does not mean part African, part American, and incorrectly labeling yourself African-American can have serious repercussions re bar C&F

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Re: What are my odds at a top 10 school based on my softs?

Postby Lavitz » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:39 pm

Why are people still arguing this? It was answered:
KevinP wrote:Because that's not the definition of African American typically used to describe race.

White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

https://www.census.gov/population/race/about/

OP has white skin and origins in North Africa. I don't see how he qualifies as AA.


t-14orbust wrote:One of my friends has white skin but his father is black. Can he claim AA?

If he's genuinely 50% AA, then yes. See: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=193620

And just to reiterate, if you are mixed race, identify as both (or more) races! You do not have to pick and choose! A mixed race person who has only 1/2, 1/4, 1/8? (1/16 is probably pushing it lol) of URM blood in them will be considered the same as a full-blooded URM. The boost is not reduced proportional to your overall URMness.




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