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Warren Doesn’t Know How Harvard Came To List Her As Native American

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (AP)

BOSTON — Elizabeth Warren said she doesn’t know how Harvard came to list her as Native American.

“I don’t know more than that,” Warren told reporters at a Brighton event hosted by Boston City Councilor John Connolly.

The chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Robert Maginn, wrote a letter Sunday to Harvard, asking the university to investigate Warren’s claim of being a minority.

Warren listed herself as a minority professor in the directory of the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995, the year she received tenure at Harvard. The directory did not state what minority group Warren belonged to.

In 1996, Harvard Law School spokesman Michael Chmura told the Harvard Crimson that Warren was Native American. Neither the law school nor Chmura, now the director of communications at Babson College, has responded to requests for an explanation of how they made the determination that Warren was Native American.

Last year, a Harvard report on faculty diversity cited one senior faculty member at Harvard Law School as being Native American. Harvard has not responded to a request for the university to explain how it categorizes professors by race.

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  • joanne

     What a liar. Is she related to John Edwards?

  • lop2bwp

    How did they know?  Silly, it was her high cheekbones that gave her away.  Her Aunt Bea says so.

  • http://twitter.com/USA_progressive Ray Medeiros

    #BirtherBrown!!!

  • http://twitter.com/USA_progressive Ray Medeiros

    I think I am Irish because that is what my Nana and Father told me, other than that…I have no idea!   Stick to REAL issues #BirtherBrown

  • J__o__h__n

    Who cares?  This non-story has been wasting too much time. 

  • ibsage

    But Paul Reed, a Utah genealogist who is a fellow at the American Genealogical Society, said he found primary documentation that shows Warren’s great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Crawford served in a Tennessee militia unit that rounded up Cherokees before they were force-marched to Oklahoma in the infamous “Trail of Tears.” “Jonathan H. Crawford did serve in the Indian wars,” said Reed. “He is listed as serving in the company that rounded up Cherokees.”

    egads! lizzy warren’s family with a DOCUMENTED history of participating in genocide! oh my! oh my!

  • Muriel

    At Harvard Law School if you are a female tenured faculty, you are most certainly a minority by simply being a woman.

  • Grant554

    I’m from the planet “Gimmeajob” according to family lore, which qualifies me as a minority.  Apparently, universities don’t need official documentation to prove my minority status, which is a good thing since the State Department on Gimmeajob was closed the day I left. 

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/05/elizabeth-warren-becomes-indian-because.html  Elizabeth Warren plagiarized recipes?  New York Magazine is predicting Pow Wow Chow will be Elizabeth Warren’s downfall…

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