Minority status

<p>I am Middle Eastern but legally, I am considered white in Colorado. If I mention my ethnicity in an essay, can I still get that minority boost even though I have been forced to select "white?" If I do an interview and they see that I am dark, will it look favorably upon me?</p>

<p>Just trying to play every dirty trick I can. =P</p>

<p>pleeease? This can't be that dumb of a question. :P</p>

<p>It is not a dumb quetsion, it's just one that is very, very painful to read. You completely misunderstand what a URM is if you think "darkness" is what this is all about. If it were, people could go to a tanning salon and expect URM status.</p>

<p>I just meant that I certainly do not look caucasian, and maybe that would catch their eye.</p>

<p>Why are you forced to put white?</p>

<p>being middle eastern won't help (any asian ethnicity is considered equal or sometimes worse than being white in admissions terms), i wouldn't even allude to it. and if the whole white thing is a problem, don't check anything; let them draw their own conclusions</p>

<p>The US Census classifies Middle Easterns as Whites....thats prolly wut this guys problem is</p>