Skip to comments.Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren’s rise in law
Posted on 09/02/2018 8:05:40 AM PDT by Libloather
The Globe examined hundreds of documents, many of them never before available, and reached out to all 52 of the law professors who are still living and were eligible to be in that Pound Hall room at Harvard Law School. Some are Warrens allies. Others are not. Thirty-one agreed to talk to the Globe including the law professor who was, at the time, in charge of recruiting minority faculty. Most said they were unaware of her claims to Native American heritage and all but one of the 31 said those claims were not discussed as part of her hire. One professor told the Globe he is unsure whether her heritage came up, but is certain that, if it did, it had no bearing on his vote on Warrens appointment.
Warrens political enemies have long pushed a narrative that her unsubstantiated claims of Native American heritage turbocharged her legal career, enabling an unlikely rise from being a commuter college graduate to holding an endowed professorship at the top of the Ivy League. They point to her career timeline and the fact that her major professional advances to the University of Pennsylvania and then to Harvard came after she began formally identifying as Native American, a distant descendant of Cherokee and Delaware tribes.
Not until she had been teaching at Penn for two years did she authorize the university to change her personnel designation from white to Native American, the records show.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...
All of this could be solved with a simple DNA test, eh Liz?
Shes running in 2020. Gives her two years to scrub her files. I guess a tee that there will be a mysterious 23 and Me file found that she forgot about that states she is 1/24th Cherokee or whatever.
This article, at this time, raises more questions than it answers.
There needs to be a special counsel appointed and a full investigation. We need the complete truth about non-protected class students abusing the system at the expense of those really entitled. Transfers of wealth should be for the needy, not the greedy.
So she’s claiming she’s not white, now?
Yep...just a totally innocent misunderstanding...
And I am sure a conservative politician would get the same puff piece for a similar misunderstanding.
IN WHAT WOULD be her final year at the University of Texas, Warren made a decision that would come to haunt her: She listed herself in the Association of American Law Schools annual directory as a minority law professor.
Nearly three years after Warren accepted the job at the University of Pennsylvania, university records show that she asserted her Native American heritage again: She had Penn switch her listed ethnicity from white to Native American.
But her minority status was duly noted: The universitys Minority Equity Report, published in April 2005, shows that Warren won a teaching award in 1994. Her name is in bold and italicized to indicate she was a minority.
Administrators marked her down as a Native American from 1995 to 2004. Her colleagues gave her some guff about it, joking behind her back that her Native American name would have been Talking Pot, in homage to her oratorical skills.
Harvard Law School also used Warrens ethnicity internally in December 1995 to bolster the case that they didnt need to hire more minorities (even though publicly the law school continued to pledge support for diversity).
This proves nothing. They are all probably lying.
Please tell me the difference between Liawathas rise to power and Rachel Dolezals rise to power in the NAACP.
A waste of time for Fauxahontas! The DNC will make sure The White Squaw gets nowhere close to the nomination!
The Boston Globocnik.
One is not supposed to discriminate on race. So it does not surprise me that those who hired her would not claim to have. The safest answer to tell the Globe would be you didnt know about the claim.
The Boston Globe should start printing editions on plastic. They would be able to carry more water that way.
Dear Boston Globe,
what’s the fake Injun term for “white-wash?”
Did anyone hear Jeff Kuhher of Joe Pag's show the other night talking about this guy below?
If this candidate wins the Republican nomination on 09/04 and beats the one who checks the wrong box in November, her political career is toast, fenuto, bye-bye.
He claims he is up with Indy's by 14% and behind her by 2%.
This is the race to watch this fall Geoff Diehl vs Liz Warren..
Occam’s razor. If it provided no advantage for blond haired white woman to change her ethnicity to “Native American,” why would she do it?
Oops, Jeff Kuhner on Joe Pag’s show....
I am definitely voting for Diehl on Tuesday and in the general. The other two Republicans are a pair of never-trumpsters. Also, voting for Scott Lively over Charlie Baker.
If you can self-identify with a sexual orientation then why not an ethnic orientation?
As someone else has observed, every blessed single law professor at Harvard is a graduate of a top five law school, except one. And she did not go to a top 10 or top 25 or even a top 50 law school.
With all these 70 plus year olds running, they better have ambulances follow all of them around. This is so ridiculous.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.