Law School Discussion

Poll

A Persian is clearly not a Caucasian,yes it a Persian is also not usually defined as an Asian so,what is the best way to list a Persian as a minority?

Asian
2 (22.2%)
Pacific Islander
1 (11.1%)
Other (Specify)
6 (66.7%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Persian Iranian Persian Iranian

Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« on: November 09, 2008, 09:37:28 PM »
thanks

Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 09:49:11 PM »
I'm pretty sure Persians are "classified" as Caucasian. Most certainly NOT Pacific Islander (why would that even be up for consideration?) If you're not comfortable labeling yourself as "White," then put Other, or don't answer it at all.

Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 09:50:42 PM »
I'm pretty sure Persians are "classified" as Caucasian. Most certainly NOT Pacific Islander (why would that even be up for consideration?) If you're not comfortable labeling yourself as "White," then put Other, or don't answer it at all.

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Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 09:54:15 PM »
I think I read on one of my apps that Caucasian was very specifically defined and included people of North African and near-Eastern descent. Sounds like Iranians or Persians would fall into that broad category.

Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 10:01:09 PM »
I read some where that specifically said that Middle Easterners are considered Caucasian in regards to law school apps.  I don't remember where exactly, it was probably Anna Ivey or Deloggio though. 

Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 10:03:55 PM »
We have three reputable posters in agreement. Case closed!

Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 11:09:24 PM »
Technically you are considered caucasian. I'm Moroccan, so I looked into it pretty thoroughly. With respect to applications caucasian is equivalent with the US conception of "white," which includes Europeans, North Africans and MIddle Easterners.

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Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 12:42:48 AM »
persian is iranian or caucasion...depends on how you want to exploit yourself...

caucasion used to mean "white skin color"....a misconception that was stupid.

Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 10:56:43 PM »
Technically you are considered caucasian. I'm Moroccan, so I looked into it pretty thoroughly. With respect to applications caucasian is equivalent with the US conception of "white," which includes Europeans, North Africans and MIddle Easterners.

Half the law school applications I've seen allow you to identify as middle eastern, sometimes under caucasian.  Why do they ask if there's no benefit?