tag..I'm a 1/4 NA (mom's half) and I look like any other white girl with the exception that my hair won't curl and I have bigger than average cheek bones. I'm also worried people won't believe me or get pissy that a 'white girl' is trying to play off as a minority.
Ditto. Although I look it. Which is part of the reason that aspect of my background sparked most of my interest as a young child.
OP: As long as your diversity statement shows a compelling link to your culture. You are fine.
You are great Bold but I have to disagree here a bit. The OP doesn't HAVE to write a diversity statement that correlates with her race if she doesn't want to. She still has the right to, and can, mark her ethnicity/race as she self-identifies without going the extra mile.
That being said, writing a diversity statement, especially one that connects to your ethnicity/race/culture is always in advantageous for you, and I would recommend writing one.
I'm sorry cosmo, this is really the point I was trying to make. I agree that she does not HAVE to do anything except mark down whatever she associates the most with.
I meant "fine = best position application-wise". I suppose she was asking more about after she matriculates.
OP, you don't owe anyone anything. And it would be so un-PC to approach you about "how black you are" that I doubt you will encounter any uncomfortable situation.