<p>Since the UC application asks for your specific race, does it hurt to be any particular race? I'm Korean and I figured since so many Koreans attend UCs it would hurt my chances.</p>
<p>It won't hurt your chances UC's and I think the state of California doesn't do affirmative action, if they did I don't think there would be so many asians at UCI. But you shouldn't worry about it because they won't reject you just because your Korean, if it makes you feel much more comfortable put decline to state, even though I'm pretty sure they'll figure it out by your last name.</p>
<p>You cannot escape your heritage.
Officially, stating your race won't hurt your chances but off the record, well... -_-</p>