I'm part Native American... enough to claim it... but I don't. I literally have the papers to authenticate that claim... but I never really dealt with any issues related to that part of my ancestory. Ironically enough... of all my random ethnicities (black, german, puerto rican, native american), I feel the greatest affinity for native american culture... but I didn't grow up on a reservation.. I didn't hang with the tribe... so I didn't check it.
In the above post, it seemed as though your were suggesting that I somehow 'wrongly' claimed URM status. In addition to being native american, I'm also black, puerto rican, and german. Whenever race was an issue, I was treated as 'black'.... except when I was living in San Diego right after 9/11... then everyone was worried that I was a muslim of unknown ethnicity. Also, I grew up poor. So, the terms 'underrepresented minority" or "disadvantaged" would apply. I've also been very blunt about the role that race played in some of my acceptances. You think you're making any comment that hasn't already been made? Or that you're informing me of a fact that I have yet to consider? No. Of course not. You just felt compelled to point that out.... for what reason? Like I didn't already know... and like dozens of people on this website can't confirm that I've been entirely blunt about the situation? So there you go. Thanks for playing.