Race is what you feel. Without what you feel, there is no such thing as race. It is a social construct, if there ever was one. Period.
Take *THAT* up with LSAC and get back to us. In the meantime, they're asking what race you are at LSAC and at the schools we are applying to.
(or if the situtation were revered and you were raised in a black community would youno longer be white)? Would you not mark both?
I've got to say, the thread here has opened my eyes up to the way people view/interpret the question on the application. I thought it was a straight question about what you 'officially' are, which I took to mean by lineage/blood.Apparently, some people have taken it to mean a more cultural question.Regardless, we can all agree that we know why it is being asked. That doesn't necessarily mean it has to be answered knowing why they're asking it. Indeed, I'd think it better to err on the side of answering it as clinically/antiseptically as possible, with a you-are-what-you-are approach. Clearly, this is not how everyone else feels.To each their own, I guess. I'm white: Irish and German, it wasn't too tough to figure out what to check. I can see the dilemma for other posters, but one thing is certain, they ARE asking you.
EDIT: I have to say that race is not an entirely social construct. I wanted to go to private school back home, but was not allowed to attend because I was not Native Hawaiian in blood, regardless of whether or not I indentified with the culture. If race didn't exist, then they could not keep me out of a school based on it.