Skip to comments.Elizabeth Warren: Undocumented Cherokee Only HLS Prof Not From Top 10 Law School
Posted on 09/10/2012 5:02:38 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
Not only is Elizabeth Warren's claim of Native American blood in serious doubt (as in non-existence), so are her qualifications to teach at Harvard Law School (HLS). Warren, who is running for the Democrat Massachusetts US Senate seat now held by Republican Scott Brown, is the only - repeat - only HLS prof who DID NOT graduate from a top-ten law school. She graduated Rutgers, which reportedly ranks No. 82. By comparison, Scott Brown is an attorney, graduating with a J.D. from Boston College which ranks No. 29. The dean of HLS at the time, Robert Clark, said Affirmative Action allowed them to hire a woman whose expertise did not fit a need. In 1990 Warren co-authored a book that Rutgers Professor Phillip Schuchman critiqued and found "serious errors" and "grossly mistaken functions and comparisons." Note that Warren undoubtedly understands how being a documented Cherokee works, and there is exactly zero proof that she is. Her good fortune: Democrats embrace undocumented persons.
The book As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America:
Warren and her co-authors had drawn improper conclusions from even their flawed findings, and made their raw data unavailable to check, he wrote. In my opinion, the authors have engaged in repeated instances of scientific misconduct.Warren received professor status in 1992 and was granted tenure in 1995.
The work contains so much exaggeration, so many questionable ploys, and so many incorrect statements that it would be well to check the accuracy of their raw data, as old as it is, Schuchman added.
Harvard Law School appears to have overlooked that review, in part, because of its commitment to hiring a woman professor.
Clark [Robert Clark then-Harvard Law School dean] said HLS was engaging affirmative action to the extent it was working to increase the number of women considered and interviewed, wrote the Records Greg Stohr. He also said the Law School would be willing to hire a qualified woman, even if her area of expertise did not fit an immediate need, but he stopped short of saying the school would lower its qualification requirements for women.
I guess what were not ready to do is to have a different standard, Clark told the Record. Source: Daily Caller
Her Senate opponent Scott Brown served as the Army National Guard's defense attorney in New England, defending Guard members against disciplinary actions. Brown is an active Lt. Colonel in the Army National Guard. He received the Army Commendation meritorious service award in homeland security after the September 11 attacks, and received the 2004 "Public Servant of the Year" award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for reforming Massacusetts' sex offender laws.
Besides being an undocumented Cherokee Indian, another Warren claim to infamy is her establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which Congress found to be wasting "piles" of taxpayer monies. Congresswoman Ann Marie Burkle (R-NY) testified in Congressional hearings, that CFPB starting salaries exceed the Office of Budget and Management recommendations by up to 90 percent. Judicial Watch found that a dozen new hires take home more than $225,000 a year, and a student intern was paid $51,620. The CFPB is a scam.
Elizabeth Warren is a native Oklahoman, where the largest of three Cherokee tribal headquarters is located. While many may indeed have Cherokee blood, many are not federally recognized as having Cherokee heritage. To be recognized an ancestor must be listed on the Daws Roll, which was open to registration from 1896 through 1907. Her ancestry is apparently not there.
What is required to join the Cherokee Nation?When the rolls were open, it's common knowledge that some did not sign, believing the perpetuation of their native blood might be a stigma for them or their families - but the point is, if you cannot document it, you are not Cherokee. Democrats believe "rules" are meant to be ignored. Warren used the claim to gain entrance to a position at Harvard, knowing she was/is not documented. Democrats hoist the mantle of the undocumented with gusto. It means votes. It means high-profile positions. It means money. It means power. Read the background of Warren's claim at Hot Air. Find links to Law School rankings here and here.
In order to register with the Cherokee Nation you must be directly descended from a person who was listed on the Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes, Cherokee Nation. This roll is commonly known as the Dawes Roll. Source: All Things Cherokee
Not only is Elizabeth Warren's claim of Native American blood in serious doubt (as in non-existence), so are her qualifications to teach at Harvard Law School (HLS).
“Elizabeth Warren: Undocumented Cherokee”
That would make a great billboard!
One might generously think that Warren’s coming from a lesser-ranked school isn’t necessarily an indictment of her ability.
That said, knowing Harvard’s propensity for hiring pedigreed academics, it’s very hard to think she was so exceptional that she was hired for anything except her claimed ethnic heritage. She is the worst sort of hypocritical scum—a liberal who supports affirmative action and then cynically lies to take advantage of it.
With her complication and eye color, I’ll give her credit for having the nerve to play the Affirmative Action game. If she had only stayed put at Harvard, the world at large wouldn’t have noticed she was an Affirmative Action fraud.
I like complication better, lol. It fits her better.
By the time she was hired by Harvard, she was already a tenured professor at another Ivy League law school (UPenn). So, even though she did not graduate from a top law school, she did have something of an academic pedigree by the time HLS hired her.
I have a coworker who is a card-carrying member of The Eastern Band.
Blonde hair, blue eyes. She can document her ancestry, something Elizabeth Warren refuses to do, to the point of repeatedly snubbing and stonewalling Cherokee genealogists and even tribal authorities.
She’s a Wannabee, a fraud. There is no other answer.
Hardly anybody is of "pure" tribal heritage anymore, so given the right combination of genes you can have an honest-to-goodness 'blue-eyed Indian'.
Not that I believe one single word Fauxcahontas is saying . . . just that her complexion doesn't necessarily tell against her. Other things do, though.
We reputedly have a Cherokee ancestor on my dad's side, and the family was living in WNC at the time, but there is NO way that I would make any sort of claim until I had run down the relationship and verified it.
I would certainly not put it forward as a basis for an affirmative action claim without documenting it fully. That's dishonest.
High cheek bones = Lie-a-watha.
Affirmative Action by its very nature is an inducement to all kinds of fraud on the part of those seeking its special privileges. While the original architects of Affirmative Action saw it as a way to ensure “fairness,” it inevitably became riddled with all kinds of corruption and injustice. This Elizabeth Warren story is undoubtedly just one of many Affirmative Action scandals.
'Prof. Clare Dalton, who is married to Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, sued Harvard in 1987 for discrimination when five male professors were granted tenure but she was not. Professor Dalton, who is now tenured at the Northeastern University School of Law, reached an out-of-court settlement with Harvard on Monday."
That's a bit reassuring. At least she had more of an academic pedigree than that famous Constitutional Law instructor at University of Chicago. Still, judging from how they mentioned her as a diversity hire, it's hard not to think her claim affected the decision to select her.
The Guion Miller Roll is the best place to start for genealogical purposes. It’s later than the Baker Roll and contains newer and often additional/different information. It also lists all applicants, not just those accepted, even listing reasons for denial. Being denied does not necessarily mean the indiviual(s) were not Cherokee descendants. It can mean that they had lived apart from the tribe going back generations, certainly prior to 1835.
I have seven relatives on it, but only one in my direct maternal line. My great grandmother.
Does this make her an undocumented non-immigrant? Surely she deserves some leg-up for bearing such an unwieldy burden.
I don't have any Cherokee or other American Indian ancestry, at least as far as I know. I did have some ancestors in Virginia in the 17th century so I could be descended from Pocahontas, I suppose. But I'm not sure that I would want to be related to John Randolph of Roanoke.
My dad and uncles said we have a “Genuine Cherokee Princess” in our background. A deep look at our genealogy shows the only person who could be Cherokee was NOT Cherokee or any Indian background.
I’ve got a legendary who-knows-how-many-greats great grandfather who would make Pocahontas a relative. Opechancanough, half brother of Chief Powhatan.
He reputedly raped Mary Sizemore in an attack during the Second Powhatan War, in 1622. Opechancanough himself was possibly the product of rape, by a priest from a Spanish fort further up the Chesapeake. He’s believed to have been “Don Luis” who was taken to Spain, something of a celebrity in certain circles. He was a “Werowance,” a chief, as was his half brother, what has historically been misconstrued as being similar to royalty as Europeans understood it.
That, you’d never prove. It is a persistent legend though. Unusually detailed and reasonably true to the few known written accounts.
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