Some schools ask whether you are multracial. I am biracial (black and white), but I more strongly identify with my black heritage. I have always checked black on applications (whether for UG schools or jobs). The entire section is optional - would it be a red flag to only check "Black/African American" while ignoring the question about being multiracial?
On the flip side, would it dampen the boost I'd receive as an underrepresented minority if schools knew I was part overrepresented minority?
Would it be a bad idea to make mention of it in a diversity statement?
Some people have told me that if there is no reason to mention it then don't. Others have told me that all schools care about is what box you check when it asks for your specific ethnicity (since that is what they report). Checking multiracial or writing a DS about being multiracial doesn't change anything if you checked Black/African American
Has anyone faced a similar situation? How do you feel your choice affected your cycle?