Multiracial Students Face Quandary On College Application

06/14/2011 09:44 am ET | Updated Aug 14, 2011
  • SUSAN SAULNY and JACQUES STEINBERG nytimes.com

But students can now choose from a menu of new boxes of racial and ethnic categories -- because the Department of Education started requiring universities this past school year to comply with a broad federal edict to collect more information about race and ethnicity...So the number of applicants who identify themselves as multiracial has mushroomed, adding another layer of anxiety, soul- (and family-tree-) searching and even gamesmanship to the process.

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