4 May

Harvard on Whether It Listed Warren as a “Native American”

This is getting comical. To recap: Warren — who might be 1/32 Cherokee — says she classified herself as “Native American” in 1986 in hopes of being invited to attend a “luncheon” comprised of people “who are like I am.” She proceeded to renew her ethnic self-identification for the next nine years, then finally stopped checking that box in 1995, for no apparent reason. The fact that she just happened to have secured tenure from Harvard by that point is irrelevant, she says. It now looks like there’s a very reasonable chance that Harvard was still listing Warren as its lone Native American law professor as recently as 2011, as part of a “diversity census report.” Harvard nor Warren will deny that inference, which doesn’t consitute a confirmation, but it’s pretty damn close. So it seems that Harvard, which we know touted Warren’s supposed heritage on at least two occasions, has continued doing so for more than a decade beyond the point that even she gave it up. It looks like they did it for the high privilege of checking certain “diversity” boxes of their own. Shouldn’t this cast further doubt on their insistence that Warren’s, ahem, Native Americanness never, ever came up during her hiring and promotion processes? This trainwreck is damaging Warren’s credibility because she’s not fooling anyone, including her fellow Democrats:

Elizabeth Warren’s stumbling efforts to douse the firestorm surrounding her claims of being a Native American minority have raised concerns among local and national Democrats who are questioning her campaign’s competence. “There’s nobody watching this that doesn’t think she’s in big trouble,” one well-known Massachusetts Democrat said. Joe Trippi, a prominent national Democratic consultant, told the Herald that while Warren has time to recover, the campaign should have anticipated this issue would surface. “The problem is they weren’t ready for something they should have been ahead of,” Trippi said.

“This takes her biography into a bizarre dimension,” said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. “It has derailed the effort to define Warren in a voter-friendly way.” Sabato also said that Warren’s claim that she didn’t list herself as a minority to gain an employment advantage is not believable. “This is what happens when candidates don’t tell the truth,” he said. “It’s pretty obvious she was using (the minority listing) for career advancement.”

Guy Benson

       

3 Responses to Harvard on Whether It Listed Warren as a “Native American”

  1. Marine72 says: 1

    And here I thought I had found a long, long, long, long, long, lost cousin from my maternal grandmother’s side of the family. What a disappointment! Amaaazing that she didn’t claim Mohican or some other Northeastern Indian tribe. The Cherokee nation originated in the Southern Appalachian Mountains (a long ways from Massachusetts) and then were forced into gummint bondage via the re-location to Oklahoma on the “Trail of Tears”.

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  2. Skook says: 2

    Marine, her status as a Native American may be in question, the blue eyes and blonde hair tend to be a dead give away, but we can rest assured that she is a bona fide Marxist.

    The question is, will Democrats be willing to overlook the fact that she is a pathological liar and vote for her because she is a Marxist? However, she may be lying about being a Marxist. Who knows for sure with pathological liars like Obama and Warren.

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  3. Larry Uloth says: 3

    @Skook:
    Lets see…..you can tell just look at the blue eyes, chubby cheekbones, snubby turned up nose and those dark eyebrows….yep shes native amerikan all right…probably a oklahoma marxist which is a subset of the communistapeche federation… that ancient lore will tell you everyday….she may even be related to the Fox-Pivens …what do ya tink?

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