Any other "white" URMs like me worried about interviews?

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nicks244

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Any other "white" URMs like me worried about interviews?

Postby nicks244 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:02 pm

Hey everyone,

So I'm half Mexican (grandparents are from Mexico) but I inherited my father's pasty white skin and last name.

Anyone else in a similar situation worried that admissions officers may think I'm either lying or playing the system? Especially when interviewing for T14 schools.

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Re: Any other "white" URMs like me worried about interviews?

Postby QContinuum » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:33 am

Easily solved: Write a diversity statement describing your experiences growing up as a (part) Mexican-American.

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Re: Any other "white" URMs like me worried about interviews?

Postby tada77 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:45 am

There are many people who are full Mexican and are also "white," so anyone who's had a cursory review of either race being a social construct and all that or Latin American history will understand that Mexican folks are not all the same skin tone.

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Re: Any other "white" URMs like me worried about interviews?

Postby kellyjohnson » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 am

Mexican is not a race, and Mexico is a multi-racial country. There are a lot of full white people in Mexico.

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Re: Any other "white" URMs like me worried about interviews?

Postby nicks244 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:25 pm

QContinuum wrote:Easily solved: Write a diversity statement describing your experiences growing up as a (part) Mexican-American.

Do you think that would "lessen" how diverse I am? As in I wouldn't get as much as a boost versus someone who's fully Mexican-American?



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