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A URM ethical conundrum

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A URM ethical conundrum
« on: December 24, 2009, 03:36:07 PM »
On paper I am a URM.  I do not feel like a URM, or look like a URM.  However, this would almost certainly put me over the top at my first choice law school.

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Re: An ethical conundrum
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 07:38:31 PM »
If you can truthfully put a little [X] by the "Hispanic" or whatever check box, go for it. You may not like AA or believe it shouldn't benefit you, but it isn't going to go away simply because you omit to use it, so you might as well take advantage.

Just IMO.

H.H.

Re: An ethical conundrum
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 08:44:45 PM »
Thanks for the response.  Still, feels odd.  You should see how easily I can get cab.  Like falling off a log.  Anyone else?

Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 09:09:45 PM »
Check the box.  Then donate some money that you make from the good job that you'll get to groups that oppose affirmative action.

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Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 09:25:42 PM »
Step 1:  Check the box. 
Step 2:  Go to Yale. 
Step 3:  Become a Supreme Court justice. 
Step 4:  Complain about how your Yale degree is nearly worthless.
Step 5:  Profit!

Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 12:19:10 AM »
I guess im in the other camp hoping that I can check one of those boxes.  Does First Nation heritage ie Canadian Indian count as URM and if so how much Indian blood would have to be in me.  Also the tribe that I am descended from has roots in the US. 

Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 12:27:32 AM »
And I look Irish. 

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Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 08:53:48 AM »
If it's your heritage, check the box. There isn't much of an admissions bump for claiming Native heritage, but it's something. Don't worry about not looking like a plains Indian, as most of the judgmental pricks who care about such things expect you to look. There are plenty of full-blooded Natives who don't.

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Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 02:58:13 AM »
Check the box, share, represent.

Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 04:02:37 AM »
Who cares?  Claim your minority status and hop on the gravy train (just like many other unqualified law students).