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Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« on: April 25, 2006, 02:32:39 AM »
Say 90% white, 10% black, does not look black at all. Can they apply as mixed, both white and black?

What would be the consquences if the law school admitted someone due to AA cuz of what race they said, but the law school disagreed. ie a white student claming black when he does not know any black in his family tree and of what he knows consits only of white?

Has a law school ever done anything to an applicant that lied and got it?

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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 02:40:10 AM »
the school might not catch it.  there are some african americans or biracial individuals that could 'pass' as white.  the problem comes if & when c&f denies you for the bar.  this could lead to the school revoking your jd.  then you would have waisted 3/4 years and still owe over 100k.
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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2006, 02:46:57 AM »
i read a ny times article posted on this site about a dna testing kit that could tell you what % you were from each race group. some kids were like 7% black or 11% hispanic or something and using that to try to use AA to get into college and stuff. if you were say 11% black and applied as mix, could they keep you from passing the bar because of that? it seems like you would have some justification for what you applied as.

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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006, 02:49:05 AM »
My kid looks white.
She's (roughly) 25 percent black.
Seriously, they're law schools aren't going to DNA test people.
When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006, 02:52:14 AM »
Which is a bone of contention for BB because he is 100 percent Aryan.

When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 02:53:33 AM »
Words of advice:
Don't try to lie.  One poster was caught.
Don't reveal so much info on lsn on your real name.
You do kind of look black in the small facebook image.
Better not post this on xo.


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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 02:56:32 AM »
Words of advice:
Don't try to lie.  One poster was caught.
Don't reveal so much info on lsn on your real name.
You do kind of look black in the small facebook image.
Better not post this on xo.



Yes. He could be part black.
When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 02:58:36 AM »
FYI I'm mixed.
It doesn't score a lot of diversity points if you're mixed with white.

When you have somebody dying because they are poor and black or poor and white or because of whatever they are ... that erases everything that's great about this country.

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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006, 03:11:53 AM »
lol. a lot of people say i dont look white or i look mixed. i dont get it, maybe cuz my girl is colored as she says.

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Re: Can I apply as Black if I'm 10% black?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2006, 03:25:55 AM »
ya ive always wondered that. i dont plan on applying as any minority, but was someone from the county with the highest percentage of blacks in the nation, as well as one for a gf, growing up in an all black neighborhood, public school whole life which was 80% black easy, I mean since it is what i consider myself, as at least most law schools put it, if i did consider myself part black, how could they say no? esp if many of the disadvantages to blacks are poor schools, no opportunities, both of which would apply to me, are the reasons for AA, not because they are a different color, which wouldnt allow to me.