I have just been looking over some app's from this cycle, I apply for Fall 2006 and was abit surprised by one of the questions.
I am mixed, Half Black and Half White, I fully associate with my Black side, I always mark black on job apps, any forms. I do not talk to the white side of the family, they want nothing to do with me, I'm over it now, lol. White Parent is not in my life either, he has other kids who are full-white who do not even know I exist.
Well I fully intend on marking black on my applications, but on University of Michigan app it asks you specifically to mark any other races you may be mixed with. I will then have to mark White, unfortunately, and am wondering if this will hurt any chances I may have as being looked at as an URM on these app's.
I am not pleased about this because the white people in my family have had absolutely no contact with me my whole life, and I don't consider myself as having anything to do with any part of being white.
Is this going to hurt me??
This is not a flame, and not meant to be seen as offensive to white people,(I have white friends), I don't hate white people or anything but I am black and don't want adcomms to put my father's race against my apps.
You sound pretty bitter, do you have to rely on your race to get you in? If so don't mark the white, if you can do it on your own who cares. Sounds like you need the help though.