Would really appreciate some help,

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
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Would really appreciate some help,

Post by TempAcc1234 » Fri May 29, 2020 7:20 pm

Hey, if you're reading this I truly hope you and your loved ones have been safe and healthy during these trying times.

I'm writing this post because I simply can't seem to find one consistent answer anywhere. I've read online, in forums, on just about everything I can find and have not been able to find a definitive answer to what I can't help but feel is a simple question. Being born in the Dominican Republic, am I considered a URM? Some extra information if needed: My parents were also born in the Dominican Republic, I have fairly light skin (sometimes confused with being Caucasian), and came to America during 2nd grade of primary school where I took ESL courses. I've since then lived in New York City. If possible, although I'm not sure how probable, I'd really appreciate if someone who has been processed as a URM while being Dominican could chime in.

Thank you for your time!


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Re: Would really appreciate some help,

Post by crazywafflez » Sat May 30, 2020 8:24 pm

At your point it is how you feel. I'm hispanicish- Sephardi ancestry then to Uruguay. I didn't feel comfortable putting URM, but I put like white hispanic and other if I remember correctly. I wrote a diversity statement too. I think whatever you are most comfortable putting is fine. I think marking URM is fine in your case if you feel comfortable identifying as a minority group that has largely been underrepresented in the legal community.

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