Phony Indian Elizabeth Warren Claimed She Was Native American For Harvard Job… She’s Not

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Far left Democrat Elizabeth Warren claimed she was a native American at Harvard for years. She’s not.
The Boston Herald reported:

Elizabeth Warren said she had no idea until she read the Herald today her Native American heritage was touted by Harvard Law School as proof of their faculty’s diversity in the 1990s — a fact her rival wants her to apologize for.

“I think I read it on the front page of the Herald,” Warren said when asked about the issue.

“I don’t even remember,” she added when asked about a 1996 Harvard Crimson article that quoted a then-law school spokesman touting her minority status. “You’re trying to raise something from 15 years ago.”

Her GOP Senate rival, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, said today the story raises “some questions that need to be answered.” Brown’s campaign went further calling on Warren to apologize for allowing Harvard to claim she was part Native American.

“For years, Harvard has claimed special minority status for Professor Elizabeth Warren as a member of a Native American tribe and their first minority hire,” said Jim Barnett, campaign manager for Brown. “That Warren allowed Harvard to hold her up as an example of their commitment to diversity in the hiring of historically disadvantaged communities is an insult to all Americans who have suffered real discrimination and mistreatment, and Warren should apologize for participating in this hypocritical sham.”

Warren, who has not provided any documentation on her Native American heritage, said she is “proud” of her lineage.

“These are my family stories,” she said. “This is our lives and I am very proud of that.”

Hat Tip Kathy

More… The Volokh Conspiracy has this on Warren, via Instapundit:

The old AALS Directory of Faculty guides are online (through academic libraries) at Hein Online. The directories starting listing minority faculty in an appendix in 1986. There’s Elizabeth Warren, listed as a professor at Texas. I spot-checked three additional directories from when she was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, including 1995-96, the year Harvard offered her a position. Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren.

So, we know one thing with almost 100% certainty: Elizabeth Warren identified herself as a minority law professor. We know something else with 90%+ certainty: (at least some) folks at Harvard were almost certainly aware that she identified as a minority law professor, though they may not have known which ethnic group she claimed to be belong to, and it may not have played any role in her hiring.

But it gets even more interesting: once Warren joined the Harvard faculty, she dropped off the list of minority law faculty. Now that’s passing strange. When the AALS directory form came around before Warren arrived at Harvard, she was proud enough of her Native American ancestry to ask that she be listed among the minority law professors. (Or, in the unlikely even that she just allowed law school administrators to fill out the forms for her without reviewing them, they were aware that she claimed such ancestry, and she didn’t object when she was listed.) Once she arrived at Harvard, however, she no longer chose to be listed as a minority law professor.

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  • paul walker

    She lied about something 15 years ago and forgot about it. Now she resents someone bringing it up . It was so long ago after all it’s just not fair and so mean spirited.

  • 8 My Foot

    Rules only apply to Liberals if they want them to.

  • Opaobie

    It’s pretty easy to determine tribal membership in most tribes. My wife is part Cherokee…I’m full-blood AMERICAN…well, I once saw a wooden Indian in front of a tobacco store back in the early ’50s in Texas….does Harvard have any documentation on ANY of their “Native Americans” or other “Diverse” types?

  • vityas

    She is a proud Pootatuck.

  • Remco Kimber

    Never seen in the same room at the same time,

    a Democrat


    the Truth,

  • Diane Harvey

    She’s a squaw in the same tribe as Ward Churchill,

  • Opaobie

    You do know she changed her name, don’t you? When she was young, she had a conversation with her father about her name. As she recalled it later over a Latte with her Harvard “Sistern”, she said to her father, “In our ‘tribe’, the father would walk out of the TeePee as soon as the baby was born and name the infant after the first thing he saw, right? Like my cousin, “Soaring Eagle”, and my other cousin, “Babbling Brook”, right?

    Her father put his arm around her and consoled her by replying, “Yes, that is how it is done. You seem a bit disturbed, is something on your mind “Two-dogs-humping”?

  • kato

    Liberal = Liar

  • Taqiyyotomist

    She does look, in the mouth-and-nose shape, to be partly native American.

    Just saying.

    The claims she made for Status reasons, and then didn’t make for other status reasons, are another matter entirely.

    The Race Identity Game For Special Benefits is insanity, IMO.

    Recently-contrived B.S.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    The real controversy is the system which makes us, at times, check boxes that note what particular “race” we belong to, in order for decisions to be made on (or against) our behalf.

    That’s the insanity, and should be the point, right there.

    Not this Gamer.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    For Liberals, the System (our tax money, at its most basic level) is a Game, to be Played.

    She is just a Player of the Game.

  • the struggler

    Must be Slap-a-ho

  • Taqiyyotomist

    She should have also become a Lesbian.

    Then the Game would have been even easier, as she would have had that edge.

    Missed out on that one, Ms. Warren.

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  • Gandalf

    All race claims are discrimination, all of them. They have no place in our society today.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    …and if she had come up with some sort of physical or mental “disability”?

    She would never have to work another day in her life.

    A disabled Native American lesbian?

    SET FOR LIFE. CHECKMATE in the Game.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    I mean, what kind of American Game Player can only come up with ONE “disability” (Native American, to the racist Left), and think that they can win?

    You gotta be CREATIVE.

  • Sally

    Elizabeth Warren chose not to pay a voluntary higher tax rate (an option in MA), yet b-ches incessantly at the rest of us to do so.

    You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried! – so hypocritical- so predictable.

    One source on the “do as I say, not as I do” er…

  • paul walker


    I have never heard of anyone in MA or anywhere else for that matter who voluntarily paid a higher rate. It may be an option in MA but actually it is an option anywhere. It is strictly a pose to call for that nothing more. As you said “do as I say, not as I do”. For liberals saying this is like breathing. It is something they do.

  • Gandalf

    She should be returned to Oklahoma for repair and retraining.As I often say to the Mrs. “how can you tell if a liberal is lying? – Their lips are moving”. Hope she loses bigtime.