Did Democrat Senate Candidate Claim She Was Indian For Affirmative Action?


Apparently back in the 1990’s Harvard University was touting its hire of Elizabeth Warren, who is currently challenging Republican Senator Scott Brown, as evidence of diversity because, according to them, she’s part Native American.

The problem? Well, there’s no evidence that Warren is, you know, an Indian.

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.”

This raises some interesting question. It’s hard to imagine that Harvard just made up something about Warren’s ancestry, just as its equally hard to believe that the claims Harvard was making to the media weren’t noticed by Warren herself. Which makes a pretty strong case for the idea that Warren herself made the claim to Harvard as a part of the hiring process.

And since there are lots and lots of fearsome laws governing when racial heritage can become an issue during the hiring process, Warren’s supposed Native American background had to of been referenced in the hope that it would help her application from an affirmative action angle.

Which just proves, once again, how absurd affirmative action laws are. Warren was an affluent, lily-white lawyer when she applied to work at Harvard. Even if she has some fractional degree of Native American heritage, the whole idea behind affirmative action laws is to give a leg up to those who need it.

Warren didn’t need it.

Absurdities like this will only end when we stop government policies that requires skin color, gender, etc. be a factor in hiring/admission decisions.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • mickey_moussaoui

    Would this be the Democrat war on Squaws ?

    • cherz1967

      I know your trying to be funny but the word squaw is as offensive to Indians as the workd n*&%&er is to black people.  Not funny. 

      • mickey_moussaoui

        Have you asked a Native American about that wild
        assumption of yours? Because I know they don’t like being called
        “Indians”. Ya see, an Indian is from India, you stupid self righteous
        red neck dope. BTW, you don’t have the right to tell anyone what is PC language with any authority. If blacks thought “nigger” was offensive they wouldn’t use it themselves. Like everything else liberal, it is political. I will continue to use whatever words I choose and you can go piss up a rope

        • 2hotel9

          Every “indian” I know prefers to be called American, or, just by their name, regardless of where they are from.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            As we all do. I have close friends who are Native American as well as some who are African American. If I choose to say nigger or squaw in their presence they know it’s no different if they use the same words. They can call me cracker, it’s all good natured ribbing. Friends can do that without offending anyone’s delicate politically correct sensitivities.

            Most Native Americans don’t like the “Indian” label and prefer Native American. I admit my only experience is with the Menominee and Hochunk tribes here in Wisconsin. But the label “Indian” is becoming equal to “negro” as a racial description.

            So, anyway, just saying…too much PC going on.

      • mickey_moussaoui

        from wikipedia ( the liberal dictionary)….

        “-As a term for woman squaw has been carried over the length and breadth of the United States and in Canada, and is even in use by Indians on the reservations of the W., who have taken it from the whites.”


  • Bat One

    Yet another perfect example of the progressive Left’s contempt for the laws that they sanctimoniously foist on the rest of us.  Warren is just another pig who sees herself as more equal.

    • Roy_Bean

      Seems to be a recurring theme that democrat women who are running for the Senate are having to eat their words from days gone by.  Do you suppose she will be able to copywrite her way out of this?

  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    Aren’t all women minorities?

    • RCND

      This was supposed to be a hire one get one free special for Harvard.

    • $8194357

      No they out live men..
      They are just enslaved to government by un constitutional “protected class status”…

  • Awfulorv

    I ,also, was involved in an ugly incident nearly forty years ago in San Francisco. A group of disorderly hippies would carry on, shouting  anarchist slogans nearly every night, till dawn. I’d asked them to cease the noise, but was verbally abused whenever I raised the subject. One of them even  threw up on me while I was leaving for work one morning. Something had to be done so  I, and my Pastor at the time, Jim Jones, devised a plan whereby we would, as a gift, offer them spray cans of a deadly gas which would, initially, get them higher than Batshit but, after the high wore off, kill them. The plan worked to perfection, as quiet reigned throughout the neighborhood thereafter. Therefore I’m extremely happy to see Ms. Warren has been absolved of any wrong doing because of the  fifteen year statute of limitations factor. I ,too, am feeling great relief, having gotten that 40 year old weight off my back, because of that rule. 

  • Awfulorv

    One more valuable Nugget of useful information. Should you ever encounter this Warren Woman at a bar, during Happy Hour, under no circumstances should you, at the risk of a busted ball, or two, offer to buy her a drink.

  • LastBestHope

    Are there any more bizzare/crazy folk than these lefty academics? Ward Churchill is the most infamous case of Native American ancestory fraud for career advancement….. but then he never ran for the US Senate. This Warren person might just be a more disgusting and dangerous phony than our boy Ward ’cause she wants real power.

    The funny/sick case of Ward Churchill remembered @ http://www.pirateballerina.com/blog/entry.php?id=444

    • $8194357

      Cause warrior “wanna be”…

      • LastBestHope

        In reading about Ward, he has had 4 wives and at least 2 left him with restraining orders as a goodbye gift. Ward is not just batshit nuts but musta liked to slap his squaw’s around as well.

        The Slapaho tribe?

  • 2hotel9

    Funny, I can legitimately claim benefits as a member of the Choctaw Tribe, yet I don’t. They are intended to help those who need assistance, not as simply free sh*t for those who simply want free sh*t, like Elizabeth Warren.

    By the way, I am as white as the day is long, and still have Choctaw ancestors.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    The liberal MSM would describe her as a “white native”.

    I wonder what her native american name would be?

    ” she who lies with jackass”

  • Bat One

    What is funny – sadly – is that while the white chick, Elizabeth Warren, is celebrated in the press for her apparently dishonest multi-racial background, conservative black males like Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain were disparaged for taking advantage of the same sort of affirmative action program.

    • $8194357

      What leftist double standards would that be?

  • mikemc1970

    She’s about as Native American as Zimmeran is caucasian.

    • Wayne

      Not even that much, by a long shot.

  • Harold

    Being born on the biggest res in North Dakota and married to a full blooded tribal member, this picture of this women who claims to be indian makes my family scratch their heads and say where’s the indian in her?  Did she cut her finger and loose those 2 drops of indian blood? Maybe she’s a Cherokee, there’s a couple of billion of them, on the east coast they all claim their grandmother was a Cherokee princess, all those people with the big blue eyes and blond hair just like this lady claim that heritage.

  • Wayne

    Democrats can get away with anything and everything.