I always wondered what would happen if someone who was white or Asian chose to self-identify as African American. After all, it is 'self-identify,' what you consider yourself to be. There must be people who try it.
I don't think you'll find any benefit one way or the other. The two are common ORMs. Put down what feels right and move on.
You're not going to find a shortcut or advantage here unless you're URM. But that's another can of worms I'm not going to open.
I'm sure if you truly identify yourself as such, you will be able to confidently answer to any questions about why you chose Hispanic in your application.I have a similar question. I am half Chinese and half Colombian (South America) born in the US. My dad never really exposed me to his heritage. Even though he was born in China and immigrated to the US, he's pretty white washed. My mom on the other hand taught me Spanish and took me to visit family in South America every year. I'm in the same predicament since my last name looks very Chinese-y and my eyes are another dead give away. I am curious as to how I should go about this.
They get rejected at the interview. Even if they were born in Africa and thus actually are Africans.
I'm sure if you truly identify yourself as such, you will be able to confidently answer to any questions about why you chose Hispanic in your application.
Sounds like an interesting combination too! What part of Colombia? Atlantic coast or interior? (hah, my bias shows already)