Should I or Should I not use the Race Card

Question of Race - Natasha Scott

Natasha Scott, a biracial student finds herself in a terrible pickle. Her mother tells her to put down on the form that she is African American to improve her chances of getting in. She believes if she puts she is Asian it would limit her chance because what?

“I just realized that my race is something I have to think about,” she wrote, describing herself as having an Asian mother and a black father. “It pains me to say this, but putting down black might help my admissions chances and putting down Asian might hurt it.”

“My mother urges me to put down black to use AA” — African-American — “to get in to the colleges I’m applying to,” added Ms. Scott, who identified herself on the site as Clearbrooke. “I sort of want to do this but I’m wondering if this is morally right.”

Within minutes, a commenter had responded, “You’re black. You should own it.” Someone else agreed, “Put black!!!!!!!! Listen to your mom.” Life is not easy eh? We all have our crosses to bear.  It’s up to Natasha to toss a coin and see which side’s up.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/us/14admissions.html

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