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Black Law Students / A black perspective on my PS and DS
« on: October 10, 2006, 02:05:08 PM »
Hello everyone,
i'm bi racial, and have finished writing my personal statement and diversity essay. Being that I talk about both aspects of my background I wanted to show my statement to various members of both communities to hear their thoughts.

I was wondering if someone here could comment on my personal statement and diversity essay, mostly for tone, for that gut feeling, positive of negative that you feel when you read it, what you think of the type of person i am, etc. please dont hold back.

if your willing, hit me up by pm or by responding to this thread.

thank you,

Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone would read, comment my personal statement and diversity essay. If you are, please send me a message and I'll be happy to send it to you.

I'd really appreciate it,
All the best,

I'd love to spice this conversation up a little bit.

I consider myself black but I have an interesting background that might disqualify me according to certain individuals. I'd be interested to hear other perspectives. My father is a white Jew, my mother is black, of African-American descent who converted to Judaism. I consider myself black and Jewish.  I was raised, for many years, in a mostly Jewish community. While we found most Jews to be the least prejudice group amongst white people, I still experienced racism. My family and I no longer live in that community but we all now experience the general racism common in America. I've been followed in stores because of my skin color, and white women tend to hold their purses a little bit tighter when I am around, etc. However, I do look bi-racial and I understand that I have had a completely different experience that what is stereotypically thought to be "normal" for the average black American. So I repeat, am I black? And if you think I am, do you think I deserve affirmative-action? If not, then for whom is affirmative action meant?

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