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Jennifer10

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Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« on: September 04, 2004, 02:00:48 AM »
I was wondering are Middle-Easterns considered minority?  I referring to Muslims and Chaldeans from Iraq?  And how about Iran & Lebanon?

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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2004, 02:22:51 AM »
yeah, sure.  why the hell not, ya know?

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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2004, 02:24:29 AM »
I was wondering are Middle-Easterns considered minority?  I referring to Muslims and Chaldeans from Iraq?  And how about Iran & Lebanon?
Generally, they would not fit into the legal definition of URM.  However, you can make a case for diversity amd minority status in your personal statement.

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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2004, 10:06:39 PM »
Hate to jump in like this, but...

Since my last name is Arabic, if I wrote my PS about something to do with justice/Middle-Easterners in the US post 9/11, they'd connect the dots and take care of me??

Will that type of subtlety work?

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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2004, 10:36:23 PM »
Maybe [but you have to have good #s...especially high LSAT scores if you are aiming for the top].

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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2004, 10:58:50 PM »
I agree with previous posters that it's a minority, but not an under-represented one.  If you think about what under-represented means, Middle Eastern really doesn't qualify, because the proportion of LS students that are Middle Eastern is probably higher than the proportion of the general population of the country that is Middle Eastern.  It'll help in terms of diversity, but it won't be as big as being Native American, for example.
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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2004, 10:24:24 AM »
Is there a place where we can see numbers on this stuff?  I know that 7% of lawyers are minorities, but since I don't have a clear picture of how a minority is defined, that stat doesn't mean much.
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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2004, 10:41:56 AM »
Woah...slow down...that 7% might not be right.  I take it all back.
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Re: Is Middle-Eastern considered minority??
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2004, 10:52:05 AM »
Hate to jump in like this, but...

Since my last name is Arabic, if I wrote my PS about something to do with justice/Middle-Easterners in the US post 9/11, they'd connect the dots and take care of me??

Will that type of subtlety work?

I think that would work pretty well, but I wouldn't necessarily call it "subtlety."