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"Decline to share"

"Decline to share"
« on: November 10, 2008, 01:43:15 PM »
For a white, upper-middle class applicant as myself, is it wise to put 'decline to share' on the applications rather than 'white' because when reporting diversity statistics schools only have to report those who volunteer their demographic information?

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Re: "Decline to share"
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 02:53:28 PM »
Well, you still betray the fact that you're non-URM.  No URM in their right mind would turn down the opportunity to identify as such in the law school admissions process.  So I don't see you gaining anything out of it.

In terms of your school, they won't be able to claim you as a URM, which wouldn't improve that stat for them.

You can do either, but I don't see a benefit to one over the other.

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Re: "Decline to share"
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 04:46:51 PM »
Well, you still betray the fact that you're non-URM.  No URM in their right mind would turn down the opportunity to identify as such in the law school admissions process.  So I don't see you gaining anything out of it.

In terms of your school, they won't be able to claim you as a URM, which wouldn't improve that stat for them.

You can do either, but I don't see a benefit to one over the other.

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Re: "Decline to share"
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 10:56:08 AM »
sharing is caring.