ethnicity

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  1. abku95

    abku95 Member

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    Is there an advantage if you apply to USNA and are an underrepresented minority?
     
  2. AF6872

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    Huh!?
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    lol, might as well close this thread now, as that's where they all end up anyway.

    :jerry:
     
  5. dunninla

    dunninla Member

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    Let's put it this way: If you are Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic, African-American/Black, or American Indian/Indigenous, and don't put that on the application, you reduce your chances significantly.
     
  6. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    It couldn't hurt to put down your ethnicity if you're a "minority". I'm heading for NAPS, and I've noticed that a number of my soon-to-be classmates are minorities. I'm a registered Cherokee Indian (even though it's only a fraction of my blood), and now I wonder if putting that down on my application had anything to do with my being selected for NAPS.

    Oh well. I suppose that's because Congress holds the purse strings and wants to appear "fair"... :yllol:
     
  7. USNA2016Dad

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    Can of Fishhooks

    The subject of diversity can be more tangled than a can of fishhooks but I believe the bottom line is if USNA doen't think you're qualified you won't get an appointment.
    Cheers...
     
  8. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    Agreed. Quality of future officers comes first I'm sure, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if ethnicity is considered at least to some extent.
     

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