I would assume I am about 1/6th NA. This is the reason I brought up my case on this board in the first place. I have the blessing of both the Chickasaw Nation and LSAC. Any more of a background than that is not required.
It is not my duty to determine why ethnicity is a question on applications.
I knew this would be controversial. I knew both jayscoot and redemption would respond this way.
My greatgrandfather wanted us to know of our heritage. Our grandparents hid our heritage because of discrimination. Have you ever read any of our country's history. My family hid it's background after the trail of tears. My family hid it's heritage during the period after world war two. My parents were told not to talk about anything relating to native american culture in public. To call my heritage fraudelent is quite offensive.
I know you don't know my entire story, nor will I tell it on a message board.
But quit confusing fact with personal bias.
Redemption- I wasn't asking you for a legal opinion- I was pointing out that the questions do not ask how you feel. They ask what you are. They ask for your genealogy. I will conceed that as part of the definition of ethnicity they ask for cultural background as well. But I believe it is very hard to document culture. The only thing you have to stand on in this case is your documentation of your personal genealogy