Originally Posted by mclinkin94
Any incidence where people who define themselves as African American due to a known African Descent or being from continental Africa like Egypt. I am Egyptian and I am 100% sure that I have sub-Saharan African ancestry. Just because Egypt is politically affiliated with the middle east does not mean that they are ethnically Arab. Are there any incidences where people got DENIED medical school due to this or had their doctor licence taken away other than the dude from Mozambique.
Please post a source if possible.
Don't tell me what I should do or what you would do, I want to know what will happen if I do.
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(people in SDN can be vultures sometimes
Yes, there have been cases where students who listed themselves as African American, for the reasons you described, have been accused of academic dishonesty. I remember reading about one case where a white student from Africa was not only denied an acceptance, he was accused of academic dishonesty at his home institution.
Being denied an acceptance is harder to prove, but I would guess more common. Remember your application only gets you an interview... with someone who is looking at your application. If someone showed up in my office with 'african American' marked on his application and snowy white features I would reject him out of hand.