I think it's so ridiculous the way that non-minorities act like affirmative action is ruining their lives. Like the OP, I'm the first person in my family to go to college. Prior to my humble existence upon this earth, my family members were busy being oppressed by the masses. Unfortunately, they were seldom able to reap any of the social, economic, and academic benefits afforded more easily to caucasians. Like it or not, this had some affect on my life. Had I'd come from a long line of people who had the opportunity to take advantage of such benefits, my family could have probably afforded to help me pay for college. Instead I had no choice, but to work full-time (sometimes at multiple jobs), in turn sacraficing a more desirable GPA. So I don't feel like getting a slight "bump" is a horrible thing. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know that there are poor white folks workin in college too. . .
*Officially off of my soap box now*
Good Luck OP!!!