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Has there been any clarification of what URM hispanic is?

edited December 2021 in Law School Admissions 211 karma

I keep hearing conflicting answers:
- Mexican/PR only
- Mexican/PR, rest a small boost
- Everyone gets equal boost

I know in some applicaitons it's just Latino, but what about others when they want you to be specific.


  • firstgenlaw-1firstgenlaw-1 Member
    edited December 2021 245 karma

    Hispanic: Referring to any ethnicity that shares Spanish as a common language. This includes people from Spain.

    Latinx/o/a: Refers to people from Latin America and South America. This includes Brazilians which are excluded from "Hispanic" since Portuguese is the common language. This term also includes Haitian/Brazilians who speak French or Portuguese or both. This does NOT include people from Spain.

    Under the umbrella of the aforementioned terms are a myriad of ethnicities: Mexican/Chicanx, Guatemalan, Peruvian, Brazilian, Afro-Latinx, etc. which typically would fall under both ergo, Hispanic/Latinx.

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