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SuperMoni

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Who is considered an URM?
« on: October 05, 2004, 08:24:29 PM »
I dont know

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 08:25:37 PM »
I found out that the answer is different depending on the school.  I am pretty URM in the midwest, but take me to the coasts, and I am not hispanic enough.  Sounds dumb, but this is reality.

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2004, 08:29:59 PM »
I found out that the answer is different depending on the school.  I am pretty URM in the midwest, but take me to the coasts, and I am not hispanic enough.  Sounds dumb, but this is reality.

what!  really?

anyways ... the basic groups are:  african-american, natice-american, mexican-american, pr ... i think  :-\

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2004, 08:35:14 PM »
West coast schools told me to write my diversity statement about my socioeconomic factor...trying to write about cultural ties that aren't there sounds trite.  Lots of schools like strong cultural ties (I.e. Faye Deal from Stanford).

The midwest schools, however, don't see as many Mexican-Americans as CA, and AZ schools (I am guessing Cubans and Puerto Ricans are more dominant on the East Coast).  Me being a third generation American with a Mexican last name is enough for them.

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2004, 08:37:49 PM »
huh, makes sense.  I'm glad deal likes cultural ties cause I go on about it for ever.  But they are actually there .. not just made up ones :D

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2004, 09:23:07 PM »
where should i study so i get a urm as a white male  :P

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2004, 09:24:53 PM »
where should i study so i get a urm as a white male  :P

aren't you still in high school?  you can start by studying at a college.  that will help ...

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2004, 10:18:57 PM »
URMs: Icelandic folk, midgets, the blind, mutes, cats . . .

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2004, 10:27:30 PM »
where should i study so i get a urm as a white male  :P

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Re: Who is considered an URM?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2004, 10:32:00 PM »


what!  really?

anyways ... the basic groups are:  african-american, natice-american, mexican-american, pr ... i think  :-\
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What about Asians...isn't it a little un-fair that they don't get the benefits of being a minority even though they struggle with all the challenges that other minorities face?  It's like Asians are being punished for working hard and doing well academically.

Any thoughts?