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Hey everyone,

What is your opinion in regards to the "Self-Identification' options. Is it better to list your ethnicity/race to support your application, or not to so as to avoid discrimination? I mean, what if the PD has some problem with one particular race and just has a wrong or bad opinion, and hence won't offer an interview?

Or maybe, the PD will be impressed as he likes this particular kind of race and hence will offer an interview for sure?

What is a safe bet?

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Isn't it optional?

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Hey everyone,

What is your opinion in regards to the "Self-Identification' options. Is it better to list your ethnicity/race to support your application, or not to so as to avoid discrimination? I mean, what if the PD has some problem with one particular race and just has a wrong or bad opinion, and hence won't offer an interview?

Or maybe, the PD will be impressed as he likes this particular kind of race and hence will offer an interview for sure?

What is a safe bet?

Thanks
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