Is This Woman Native American?
A funny thing happened to Elizabeth Warren on her way to snagging a prestigious professorship at Harvard Law School in the mid 1990s. Magically, this white-on-white middle class lady, who is currently a Democrat candidate for Senator in the state of Massachusetts, suddenly trans-raced into a very statistically suitable Native American minority. And faster than the academic elite could say hocus-Pocahonis, Ms. Warren found herself ensconced in that coveted Ivy League crimson while Harvard fulfilled their ill-gotten quota.
And that demographic sleight of hand, faithful readers, resulted in what is snidely referred to in the HR Diversity racket as a big time TwoFer—Harvard got to work the diversity dodge by claiming they hired not only a female but a Non-White one at that. Two boxes checked on the federally forced Affirmative Action form.
On numerous occasions, Warren has claimed that both her maternal grandparents had Cherokee and Delaware Indian ancestry in their gene pool. But a genealogist at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society sourced Warren’s ancestry on her mother’s side back to her great grandparents and found no trace at all of Native American heritage. So could Lizzie Legal Eagle possibly be speaking with a family forked tongue here?
Warren’s claim put the candidate in an awkward position as campaign aides last night scrambled but failed to produce documents proving her family lineage. Aides said the tales of Warren’s Cherokee and Delaware tribe ancestors have been passed down through family lore.
The Ivy League law school prominently touted Warren’s Native American background, however, in an effort to bolster their diversity hiring record in the ’90s as the school came under heavy fire for a faculty that was then predominantly white and male.
“Of 71 current Law School professors and assistant professors, 11 are women, five are black, one is Native American, and one is Hispanic.
Sarah Marston, the current spokeswoman at Harvard Law School, said the school has had a change of heart when it comes to discussing Warren’s heritage.
“The Law School’s current policy is to refrain from publicly commenting about the race or ethnicity of individual faculty members,” Marston said in a statement. Boston Herald