Well as long as we have an AA board that doesn't seem to be being utilized, how about this. I'm curious to hear opinions on this situation. I'm part Mexican but I have very light skin. I've never experienced any direct racism because it's impossible to tell. (my mom is Mexican but I look like my dad.) For a while I felt torn about whether it was right to claim this on applications because I don't agree with AA in the first place. But then I decided that since AA would either help me or hurt me, I might as well take advantage of every opportunity available to me.I've posted this before but folks seemed caught up in their own debate. So, I'm curious what anyone thinks.
This is going to sound like a really stupid question then, but what would you think of someone who is technically white, but for all purposes looks hispanic, acts hispanic, lives around mostly hispanics putting hispanic and then explaining why?I know some girl that lives by me and everyone thinks she looks that way, in fact the Mexican people chastise her for not knowing "her" language. What do you think of this situation?