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Friend says she can but others said if she does can get into trouble .. school aid


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#1 slidecage

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

so my friend went into apply for a grant  or something for school    (i think they are giving me half the story here but find it interesting and it asks you for your race...

 

she put down   african american  cause she  went onto   ancestry    and found out that her  great great  great  grandmother  came from   south  africa  so  she said  she has the right to claim  that in her back ground and claim   African  American    even  though she was born  in  Ohio...

 

 

 

 

 

so  can she claim this  ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

 

IF  SO    WHY  if  NOT  WHY NOT

 

 

 

 

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#2 GBAstar

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:06 PM

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#3 slidecage

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:06 PM

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well can she or cant she  i like to here what people think ...  :)


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#4 Vinny

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:22 PM

Send an email to the university financial aid department and see what they say.


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#5 eLefAdEr

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:45 PM

so my friend went into apply for a grant  or something for school    (i think they are giving me half the story here but find it interesting and it asks you for your race...

 

she put down   african american  cause she  went onto   ancestry    and found out that her  great great  great  grandmother  came from   south  africa  so  she said  she has the right to claim  that in her back ground and claim   African  American    even  though she was born  in  Ohio...

 

What difference does it make where she was born?  She either has African roots or she doesn't.

 

Also, South Africa was colonized by the British in the early part of the 19th century and whites now make up roughly 20% of the population.



#6 RedvsBlue

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:46 PM

This is the shit that makes the VS. forum not even worth posting in anymore, let alone even taking the time to read anything in it...



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:03 AM

I don't know whether to be offended or not. I wasn't born in Africa, but generally African American is the choice that I pick, because black is usually not a choice.

 

I'm really not sure exactly what the question you are asking is.

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:49 AM

Came for slidecage-level insantiy. I am disappoint.
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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:10 PM

Came for slidecage-level insantiy. I am disappoint.

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

Send an email to the university financial aid department and see what they say.

 

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#11 slidecage

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:47 AM

so i ran into them over the weekend and the college said no that is only for black students    

 

also they said  she could not  file it if its  past here grandparents   what would knock  90% of all of the  students out of the running then if they apply that to all


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