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(I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority

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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2007, 10:45:04 AM »
No, there is no race as in anthropological definition that is Jew, you're Caucasian. If you believe this is incorrect, you're too dumb for law school. Well, maybe you'd have a shot at Cooley. As for being a minority. Jews in law school? Right. About as much as Asians are a minority at math camp. Self identifying as a jew (and you're obviously not REALLY a jew) will hurt your chances of admission more than it would help you.

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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2007, 11:02:44 AM »
subtle Mormonism troll...

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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2007, 11:06:41 AM »
bump for entertainment value

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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2007, 11:20:10 AM »
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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2007, 12:07:18 PM »
Being Jewish is an ethnicity, not a race. The Irish tend to have certain physical resemblances (red hair for example)--this does not make them non-caucasian.

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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2007, 12:36:43 PM »
Touche--ok, on second thought, it is a race.

Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2007, 12:50:37 PM »
No, there is no race as in anthropological definition that is Jew, you're Caucasian. If you believe this is incorrect, you're too dumb for law school. Well, maybe you'd have a shot at Cooley. As for being a minority. Jews in law school? Right. About as much as Asians are a minority at math camp. Self identifying as a jew (and you're obviously not REALLY a jew) will hurt your chances of admission more than it would help you.

Subtle Arian troll.

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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2007, 01:06:55 PM »
I wasn't trying to be subtle :(

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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2007, 01:26:18 PM »
Ok, I'll try this again.  I was referring to being Jewish in an ethnic/racial sense (yes I do consider them a race of people, as did Hitler).    Putting aside religion, I do believe there is a physical jewish race that is somewhat separate from the Caucasian race> 

Buddy, I'm not trying to jerk your chain here, but I do think there is a problem with your views on race.  There is also a problem with you trying to get an advantage in the law school admissions process by utilizing a characteristic that has  probably not disadvantaged you at all.  If you have been subject to some social hurdles or discrimination because of your 1/4 jewish heritage many schools allow a supplemental essay explaining challenges overcome.

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Re: (I am 1/4th Jewish) Could that help establish me as a minority
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2007, 03:46:50 PM »
Well, it's not like AA requires you to be disadvantaged at all. If you grew up on Upper East Side with a surgeon mom and lawyer dad, you're still getting the wiggle room. Sadly :(