This really brings back memories.....when my younger daughter was applying to UT, one of my cousins told me to forget any kind of help unless we painted her face black or gave her an exotic heritage! He was right. She attended and graduated anyway, with high honors and a Phi Beta Kappa by the way. A science and math major and a minor in Latin. We do have Choctaw and Cherokee way back but would never have insulted those tribes with a .3% heritage claim!