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Am I a URM?

Am I a URM?
« on: May 29, 2004, 04:45:50 PM »
If the definition of Hispanic is 'A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race' if my mother was Filipino, could I be considered Hispanic? After all, they were a Spanish colony for 300 years and only after WWII given soverignty. 85% of the population is Catholic. Her father spoke Spanish, she does also. Although its in Asia, could I be considered  'hispanic'?

Re: Am I a URM?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2004, 04:51:58 PM »
You are definitely not a URM.  You'd have a better case arguing that you are Asian.

General rule about being a URM: if you have to ask, you're probably not.

ttiwed

Re: Am I a URM?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2004, 06:01:23 PM »
yeah i would definitely say you aren't a urm. your argument is like saying that everyone in the united states is white because america was founded by people of english descent.

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Re: Am I a URM?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2004, 11:27:19 AM »
Hispanic? no that person is not hispanic. Filipinos have their own distinct and unique culture and language.

mukhia

Re: Am I a URM?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2004, 12:07:41 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but what does URM abbreviate?  Under Represented Minority???

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Re: Am I a URM?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2004, 12:17:11 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but what does URM abbreviate?  Under Represented Minority???

yes.