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Can Asian Applicant Use DNA Results to Declare Mixed-Race Ethnicity?

Question: I am a high school freshman. I recently got my DNA tested and I found that I am 2% white, 2% black, and 96% Asian. I heard that Asians are at a disadvantage compared to other races, so I was wondering: Should I put mixed race? Should I put African American? or Should I put White? on my college application under ethnicity.

I haven't decided yet if your question should make “The Dean" laugh or cry. The funny part is that a student who is 96% Asian (and with an Asian surname to boot) would consider describing himself as Black, White, or even “Mixed Race" on an application.

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