That's not necessarily true. I'm appalachian white and I've never used it. If your marks are good, you'll get in without the extra nudge. I just wish people would move in the direction of getting by on your own, instead of looking for help.
Your statement about people looking for help is incorrect. If someone gets an added boost because they check a box does not mean they were looking for it. The adcomms are the ones who gave it to them whether they were "looking for it" or not.
This thread has gotten off topic again, it was supposed to be about me. I'm white, it's all about the white man for cryin' out loud.
say you are sorry! Say it!