I wonder if Mexican American applicants still get a bump at schools IN California.
This isn't specific to this topic but hoping you guys could help--I'm not sure how to classify myself. I haven't started applying yet, so I'm not sure of the specific boxes you can check. My mother is from Panama, and I've always checked "hispanic" or "hispanic-other" when the other options are "hispanic-puerto rican" or "hispanic-mexican". Panama isn't really represented by itself. But are there boxes for Latino? Most hispanic people I know are Dominican or Puerto-Rican and really use both terms (hispanic and latina) synonomously. Does checking one of these boxes automatically place you as a URM? I'm not sure how I feel about that. While it will be nice to have the socio-economic limitations recognized, it is kind of difficult to feel like I'm getting the upper edge on people who also had similar limitations but are white. Anyone else feel this way?
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