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applications and ethnicity

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by joetro, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. joetro

    joetro Senior Member
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    I'm white, but I'm wondering if I should disclose this on my applications or either put none specified or just dodge the question. I don't want this to hurt me if they are trying to recruit more minorities and I disclose that I'm not one.

    Is my plan a bad idea? Any thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. konrad

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    Unless you're prepared to go the "Soul Man" route, you should just own up to your whiteness now. It's not like there will be any ambiguity once you get to the interview.

    If you haven't seen Soul Man, you should -- it's a classic meditation on the implications of affirmative action...
     
  4. twiggers

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    I disclosed on all my applications if it was asked and I'm white. You've got the gender aspect in your favor (since majority of psych students are female) :)

    I think we got into this debate on another forum last year (about male v. female..and if males could be considered minorities in psychology.....it never got resolved though).
     

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