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from TRINIDAD: am i a URM??
« on: July 18, 2005, 06:54:28 PM »
am from trinidad...is that urm status?

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Re: from TRINIDAD: am i a URM??
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2005, 08:03:32 PM »
What race(s) are you?

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2005, 08:05:00 PM »
What race(s) are you?

ah? human?

native from trinidad.

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2005, 08:16:34 PM »
OK, even Trini's have races, and you asked the question: I'm just trying to help you. Are you Chinese, Indian, Black...a mix of all three, a dougla?

What are you?

Anyway, easy answer is if you're mixed with black, you probably qualify as a URM. I don't think any other ethnic groups that you might be mixed with would qualify. But, you still should prepare a diversity statement. If you grew up there, went to high school there etc., you can introduce a new dynamic and/or perspective to law school and you should take the opportunity to talk about your background.

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2005, 08:46:45 PM »
OK, even Trini's have races, and you asked the question: I'm just trying to help you. Are you Chinese, Indian, Black...a mix of all three, a dougla?

What are you?

Anyway, easy answer is if you're mixed with black, you probably qualify as a URM. I don't think any other ethnic groups that you might be mixed with would qualify. But, you still should prepare a diversity statement. If you grew up there, went to high school there etc., you can introduce a new dynamic and/or perspective to law school and you should take the opportunity to talk about your background.

actually aye am multi-cultural...but aye think aye would enjoy perusing a list of the races on the planet...you know...to see how many races aye am...cause aye am at a loss as to how to focus.

how many races qualify for being a urm...and how many races are there?

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2005, 08:58:51 PM »
OK, before you tag me as an ignoramus because I'm talking about "race", I am also from Trinidad. And I know we're not too big on race. But this is not Trinidad, as you can tell, and "race" is viewed very differently here.

When you take the LSAT and apply to law school, you have the option of self-identifying your race. I'm not sure if you noticed, but the classifications are very limited. If you like, you can select other! Your choice. But I doubt you would classify as a URM because the process is so cut and dry. Law schools are specifically interested in increasing the representation of certain groups such as Blacks and Hispanics. I don't think they're too concerned wth increasing their "other" population.

It's a poor system, but that's the reality.

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2005, 09:13:07 PM »
OK, before you tag me as an ignoramus because I'm talking about "race", I am also from Trinidad. And I know we're not too big on race. But this is not Trinidad, as you can tell, and "race" is viewed very differently here.

When you take the LSAT and apply to law school, you have the option of self-identifying your race. I'm not sure if you noticed, but the classifications are very limited. If you like, you can select other! Your choice. But I doubt you would classify as a URM because the process is so cut and dry. Law schools are specifically interested in increasing the representation of certain groups such as Blacks and Hispanics. I don't think they're too concerned wth increasing their "other" population.

It's a poor system, but that's the reality.

amen, amen to that bit, woman!  and a poor system!
thank u for answering my question...aye am always struggling with the folks.
you are anything but an ignoramos...god bless ya.

aye still would relish seeing a list of the "races" people use to classify people.

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 09:39:02 PM »
Try Google. Also look here (http://www.racialcompact.com/racesofhumanity.html). There are other ways to slice the pie but from your question, I gathered that you're interested in something this listing or similar.

At http://www.racialcompact.com/racesofhumanity.html You'll find:
I. Capoid or Khoisanid Subspecies of southern Africa

A. Khoid (Hottentot) race
B. Sanid (Bushmen) race

II. Congoid Subspecies of sub-Saharan Africa

A. Central Congoid race (Geographic center and origin in the Congo river basin)

1. Palaecongoid subrace (the Congo river basin: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Angola)
2. Sudanid subrace (western Africa: Niger, Mali, Senegal, Guinea)
3. Nilotid subrace (southern Sudan; the ancient Nubians were of this subrace)
4. Kafrid or Bantid subrace (east and south Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Natal)

B. Bambutid race (African Pygmies)
C. Aethiopid race (Ethiopia, Somalia; hybridized with Caucasoids)

III. Caucasoid or Europid Subspecies (Geographic distribution centered in the Caucasus mountains)

A. Mediterranid race

1. West Mediterranean or Iberid subrace (Spain, Portugal, Corsica, Sardinia, and coastal areas of Morocco and Tunisia; the Atlanto-Mediterranean peoples who expanded over much of the Atlantic coastal regions of Europe during the Mesolithic period were a branch of this subrace)
2. East Mediterranean or Pontid subrace (Black Sea coast of Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria; Aegean coasts of Greece and Turkey)
3. Dinaricized Mediterraneans (Residual mixed types resulting from the blending of Mediterranids with Dinarics, Alpines or Armenids; not a unified type, has much regional variation; predominant element [over 60%] in Sicily and southern Italy, principal element in Turkey [35%], important element in western Syria, Lebanon and central Italy, common in northern Italy. The ancient Cappadocian Mediterranean subrace of Anatolia was dinaricized during the Bronze Age [second millennium B.C.] and is a major contributor to this type in modern Turkey.)
4. South Mediterranean or Saharid subrace (predominant in Algeria and Libya, important in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt)
5. Orientalid or Arabid subrace (predominant in Arabia, major element from Egypt to Syria, primary in northern Sudan, important in Iraq, predominant element among the Oriental Jews)

B. Dinaric race (predominant in western Balkans [Dinaric Mountains] and northern Italy, important in the Czech Republic, eastern and southern Switzerland, western Austria and eastern Ukraine)
C. Alpine race (predominant element in Luxembourg, primary in Bavaria and Bohemia, important in France, Hungary, eastern and southern Switzerland)
D. Ladogan race (named after Lake Ladoga; indigenous to Russia; includes Lappish subrace of arctic Europe)
E. Nordish or Northern European race (various subraces in the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Belgium; predominant element in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Finland and the Baltic States; majority in Austria and Russia; minority in France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary; outlined in detail in The Nordish Race)
F. Armenid race (predominant element in Armenia, common in Syria, Lebanon and northern Iraq, primary element among the Ashkenazic Jews)
G. Turanid race (partially hybridized with Mongoloids; predominant element in Kazakhstan.; common in Hungary and Turkey)
H. Irano-Afghan race (predominant in Iran and Afghanistan, primary element in Iraq, common [25%] in Turkey)
I. Indic or Nordindid race (Pakistan and northern India)
J. Dravidic race (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka [Ceylon]; ancient stabilized Indic-Veddoid [Australoid] blend)

IV. Australoid Subspecies

A. Veddoid race (remnant Australoid population in central and southern India)
B. Negritos (remnants in Malaysia and the Philippines)
C. Melanesian race (New Guinea, Papua, Solomon Islands)
D. Australian-Tasmanian race (Australian Aborigines)

V. Mongoloid Subspecies

A. Northeast Asian race (various subraces in China, Manchuria, Korea and Japan)
B. Southeast Asian race (various subraces in Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, some partly hybridized with Australoids)
C. Micronesian-Polynesian race (hybridized with Australoids)
D. Ainuid race (remnants of aboriginal population in northern Japan)
E. Tungid race (Mongolia and Siberia, Eskimos)
F. Amerindian race (American Indians; various subraces)

 
Dominant or predominant = over 60% majority
Majority or major = 50-60% majority
Principal or primary = 25-49% plurality; less than a majority, but most numerous racial type
Important = 25-49% minority; not most numerous racial type
Common = 5-25% minority
Minor = less than 5% minority

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005, 09:54:18 PM »
Try Google. Also look here (http://www.racialcompact.com/racesofhumanity.html). There are other ways to slice the pie but from your question, I gathered that you're interested in something this listing or similar.

At http://www.racialcompact.com/racesofhumanity.html You'll find:
I. Capoid or Khoisanid Subspecies of southern Africa

A. Khoid (Hottentot) race
B. Sanid (Bushmen) race

II. Congoid Subspecies of sub-Saharan Africa

A. Central Congoid race (Geographic center and origin in the Congo river basin)

1. Palaecongoid subrace (the Congo river basin: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Angola)
2. Sudanid subrace (western Africa: Niger, Mali, Senegal, Guinea)
3. Nilotid subrace (southern Sudan; the ancient Nubians were of this subrace)
4. Kafrid or Bantid subrace (east and south Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Natal)

B. Bambutid race (African Pygmies)
C. Aethiopid race (Ethiopia, Somalia; hybridized with Caucasoids)

III. Caucasoid or Europid Subspecies (Geographic distribution centered in the Caucasus mountains)

A. Mediterranid race

1. West Mediterranean or Iberid subrace (Spain, Portugal, Corsica, Sardinia, and coastal areas of Morocco and Tunisia; the Atlanto-Mediterranean peoples who expanded over much of the Atlantic coastal regions of Europe during the Mesolithic period were a branch of this subrace)
2. East Mediterranean or Pontid subrace (Black Sea coast of Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria; Aegean coasts of Greece and Turkey)
3. Dinaricized Mediterraneans (Residual mixed types resulting from the blending of Mediterranids with Dinarics, Alpines or Armenids; not a unified type, has much regional variation; predominant element [over 60%] in Sicily and southern Italy, principal element in Turkey [35%], important element in western Syria, Lebanon and central Italy, common in northern Italy. The ancient Cappadocian Mediterranean subrace of Anatolia was dinaricized during the Bronze Age [second millennium B.C.] and is a major contributor to this type in modern Turkey.)
4. South Mediterranean or Saharid subrace (predominant in Algeria and Libya, important in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt)
5. Orientalid or Arabid subrace (predominant in Arabia, major element from Egypt to Syria, primary in northern Sudan, important in Iraq, predominant element among the Oriental Jews)

B. Dinaric race (predominant in western Balkans [Dinaric Mountains] and northern Italy, important in the Czech Republic, eastern and southern Switzerland, western Austria and eastern Ukraine)
C. Alpine race (predominant element in Luxembourg, primary in Bavaria and Bohemia, important in France, Hungary, eastern and southern Switzerland)
D. Ladogan race (named after Lake Ladoga; indigenous to Russia; includes Lappish subrace of arctic Europe)
E. Nordish or Northern European race (various subraces in the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Belgium; predominant element in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Finland and the Baltic States; majority in Austria and Russia; minority in France, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary; outlined in detail in The Nordish Race)
F. Armenid race (predominant element in Armenia, common in Syria, Lebanon and northern Iraq, primary element among the Ashkenazic Jews)
G. Turanid race (partially hybridized with Mongoloids; predominant element in Kazakhstan.; common in Hungary and Turkey)
H. Irano-Afghan race (predominant in Iran and Afghanistan, primary element in Iraq, common [25%] in Turkey)
I. Indic or Nordindid race (Pakistan and northern India)
J. Dravidic race (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka [Ceylon]; ancient stabilized Indic-Veddoid [Australoid] blend)

IV. Australoid Subspecies

A. Veddoid race (remnant Australoid population in central and southern India)
B. Negritos (remnants in Malaysia and the Philippines)
C. Melanesian race (New Guinea, Papua, Solomon Islands)
D. Australian-Tasmanian race (Australian Aborigines)

V. Mongoloid Subspecies

A. Northeast Asian race (various subraces in China, Manchuria, Korea and Japan)
B. Southeast Asian race (various subraces in Indochina, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, some partly hybridized with Australoids)
C. Micronesian-Polynesian race (hybridized with Australoids)
D. Ainuid race (remnants of aboriginal population in northern Japan)
E. Tungid race (Mongolia and Siberia, Eskimos)
F. Amerindian race (American Indians; various subraces)

 
Dominant or predominant = over 60% majority
Majority or major = 50-60% majority
Principal or primary = 25-49% plurality; less than a majority, but most numerous racial type
Important = 25-49% minority; not most numerous racial type
Common = 5-25% minority
Minor = less than 5% minority

thank u!  that was exactically what aye was pondering.  and, it is making me laugh hard...very hard...my milk spilled out of my nose..

a thousand thank uz, panzo!

now aye think aye am nordish aethipod lapish iberid...
that sounds better than a urm. ;)

Re: from TRINIDAD: am i a URM??
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005, 10:54:02 PM »
are u kidding, find a better excuse to get in ::)