Here it is. Yes, there are 1,000,000 threads about this subject. some are very good and some are offensive and most end up being offensive. This thread is none of that. This thread is for URM's... No one else, I am not looking for an opinion about the issue or subject matter. I am only interested in what other people like myself have to say about this current subject of this thread... Which is: I am not 100% one race or the other. However, I know what I have dealt with in life and feel that any benefit, whether it be from financial inequalities or built in life inequalities that we have dealt with are welcome advantages / assistance... As well, I feel being of a mixed or half race is something that is difficult to put a handle on. Moreover, I think overall it is worse. A lot of times I wish I were just one or the other that way there would be no questions. Being Latin only compounds the problem. But, even with that designation I don't know where it fits or where I fall. Do I want a handout NO... But do I understand what's at stake, how important this is. YES... That is why I am wondering if anyone else is thinking or has thought of these issues... What in your profile / personal statement brought light to the issue, or did you omit it on purpose. For those who have gottent interviews and or have been accepted your imput is highly valuable to all of us here. If you would please share it is most appreciated. PLEASE... don't make this into a rediculous hate thread that is about arguments. or people just being sour poor sports... I am only looking for feedback on how this issue was approached or is being planned out to be approached for later situations. Lastly, just to put into perspective on how unconsiously rude and insensitive people can be. One person told me, in person, that when applying as a URM... we or "YOU" are expected to work in inner cities and be for all intensive purposes an ENT or general practioner... My mouth fell open and I had nothing really to say then... OK... thanks. but seriously that is how people think.