It’s time to drop the charade, paleface. (Polisat)
Senator Scott Brown called on Harvard to correct its diversity statistics after it was discovered that Democrat senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren was not a Native American as she claimed.
The Hill reported:
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is calling on Harvard University President Drew Faust to correct its diversity statistics after it was revealed that his opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren, was listed as a minority despite failing to meet federal guidelines to be considered Native American.
Brown’s demand followed a Boston Globe report Friday showing that both Harvard, where Warren teaches law, and the federal government have specific criteria determining who can be listed as Native American in diversity statistics provided to the government, and that Warren does not meet those criteria. The report also showed that the university almost always based its statistics on how employees self-identify, calling into question Warren’s claim that she was unaware Harvard had listed her as a minority.
“I call on Harvard President Faust to immediately correct the record with the relevant federal agencies and uphold Harvard’s 400-year-old tradition of abiding by the truth,” Brown said in a statement.
Harvard did not respond to a phone message and email asking whether the university would accede to Brown’s demand and correct its statistics.
Warren has repeatedly maintained that she is part Cherokee but never sought to benefit academically or professionally from her minority status. She told reporters on Thursday she knew she was Native American because her mother told her she was growing up, and said she would not succumb to Brown’s attacks on her family.
“First of all, I’m highly offended that Elizabeth Warren would accuse me of attacking her family when I have done nothing of the kind. To make that kind of wild and baseless charge is disturbing,” Brown said. “This Native American controversy is a problem of Elizabeth Warren’s own making. She falsely described herself as a minority and some of the schools where she worked relied on that information to misrepresent the diversity of their faculty.”