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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Doogie Howser, May 16, 2007.

  1. Doogie Howser

    Doogie Howser practicing since age 12

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    i'm a white male... should i hit the "choose not to reply" to the race question?

    this is not a troll, its a serious post.
     
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  3. lifeisgood

    lifeisgood the original

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    No. Answer honestly. This is coming from another white male.
     
  4. pre-dentalguy

    pre-dentalguy Senior Member

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    Lifeisgood, dude... I didn't know your white. I thought you were a minority!!! lol... my bad bro!!

    Marion
     
  5. lifeisgood

    lifeisgood the original

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    That's really funny. You're not the first. Dr. Romano thought I was some 6'6" Afro American. I was like 6'6"!? I wish!

    I just like reggae (hence the Bob pic), my photo is in my SDN profile...I'm about as white as they come. :laugh:
     
  6. pre-dentalguy

    pre-dentalguy Senior Member

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    That's funny!! haha... I swear I thought you were a brotha!!! It's all good... you're still cool as hell. I'm afro american... I have white, black, and asian friends. Good luck to you out there at UCLA!

    Marion
     
  7. SirShagaLot

    SirShagaLot Move Maker Extraordinaire

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    wut he means is choose "white-non hispanic" b/c ur white and ur not hispanic:D
     
  8. SirShagaLot

    SirShagaLot Move Maker Extraordinaire

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    i've seen much whiter:hardy:
     
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    Nice Lifeisgood we both have something in common except am blk :)
     
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    Sucks, doens't it?

    Schools shouldn't need to axe dat question.
     
  11. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana.

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    I didn't know you were white either.
    But after seeing your pic I can see you at UCSD. You a surfer?

    Answer it honestly what do you have to hide. I put down I am a white male when I applied.
     
  12. jeninny44

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    How is selecting "choose not to reply" dishonest?

    AADSAS does provide that option.
     
  13. McSexyDDS

    McSexyDDS 2009 Applicant

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    um, don 't you have to submit photos anyways...it'll be your secret for a whole 35 seconds, till they flip to your file....
    :D
     
  14. Doogie Howser

    Doogie Howser practicing since age 12

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    i don't have anything to hide really... i just think its really stupid that they even ask that question.
     
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    If you choose not to reply, they will pretty much assume that you are either a white male or a white male that is sensitive about race.
     
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    It's not dishonest. I guess I could have worded it better. I am just saying why hide it, they will find out soon enough. I don't believe marking choose not to reply will help him in any way.

    :laugh: too true.
     
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    lifeisgood the original

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    Agreed. Lame question.
     
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    Good point. You're right.. they would find out in an instant once you show up to the interview, view your picture, etc.

    To the OP: That other guy had a very good point about coming across as sensitive to race. Best put down white male on the application.
     
  20. 1992Corolla

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    This question is asked by just about everyone. You go to Best Buy and buy a camera and the little survey form you turn in even has a race question. Of course you are not investing 1000's of dollars into best buy when you choose to apply to their store (race question on most job apps), but get used to it.

    ;)
     
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    On important stuff like dental school or a job application I always give them the anwer that they want which for me is "white - hispanic".

    On places where I feel that it is none of their business I usually just randomly choose either Asian, white, black, or hispanic.
     
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    Lol, i don't even know what to put. Is there african american as an option other than black?
     
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    ................. McHottie???? :D

    Nice pic... I thought you are some surfer dude, with long hair, in dreads, and beard.........................

    was i wrong! hahaha
     
  24. Doogie Howser

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    well i really feel as if this should be none of their business. what difference does it matter that i'm white/asian/black/orange/purple if I'm applying to dental school. what difference does it make if a native american with a 3.5 and 22 dat vs. a white kid with a 3.5 and 22. they should be making their decision based on the most qualified applicant, race should not factor into this in any way.
     
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    I actually agree with you. I am white, but I am European, and English is my second language. So .. I am still kind of screwed... ahh the only factor that works in my favor is that I am a girl..... :D yay!

    I put "other" as my race.... bc I am not white, or white non hispanic, or asian, or black, or whatever.. I am Eastern European, I think we are in a class of its own... So put "other" if you don't want to be "white".

    (heck I am tan all year round, how is that considered "white" anyway?)
     
  26. aggie-master

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    I agree with you too about it not being any of their business but they have power over you in that you want to get into their school, and they hold the key. If you look like a liar by putting something other than what you are or you look like some person that is really sensitive about that stuff by not answering then it might negatively impact their decision about you.

    Since a potential employer or potential dental school has power over me, I give them what they want even if I don't agree with it.
     
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    I couldn't agree more, but unfortunately it does.
     
  28. aggie-master

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    Actually, you are considered to be "white". "White" used to be a very exclusive group but as time has gone by it has grown to include more and more people.

    If you're country of origin is green on this map, then you are "white".
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