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.Any opinions?
I'd love to join this LGBT club. It's the Legos, Gobots, Barbies, and other Toys group, right? I'll show up with an armful of toys.
This makes for a FANTASTIC DS. I realize most people here have no concept of the Korean adoption to white parents thing, but I met a few people with somewhat similar backgrounds while I was in Korea and their experiences were really not the same as either typical european or asian americans.I think you should definitely write the DS, you have a LOT more to say here than most.