I've been reading around and it seems that Asian Americans are not considered URM's at top ranked schools. That being said, I do think that I have reason to include a diversity statement, but I was wondering if it would be OK or even appropriate to mention that I am a Korean adoptee. Not only that, but I was adopted into a low income household in Arkansas.
Now, Arkansas probably isn't as bad as some places, but there have definitely been some hard times down here. Honestly, I was the only Asian guy in my entire city, and even though I grew up here people still stare at me every time I walk into a store or a restaurant. It's more than a little grating.
In any case, I was wondering if this could factor into my admission at all.