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Dances with Hogwash

The Democrats’ Senate candidate in Massachusetts turns out to be Harvard’s cigar-store Indian:

Elizabeth Warren said yesterday she is “proud” of her Native American heritage and indicated she had no problem with Harvard Law School using her roots to claim her as a diversity hire, but her campaign still could not produce documents proving her lineage.

“I am very proud of my Native American heritage, thank you,” said Warren when asked if she disapproved of the school counting her as a minority woman on the faculty. “These are my family stories … This is our lives and I am very proud of that.”

The Herald reported yesterday that Harvard Law School officials listed Warren as Native American in the ’90s, when the school was under fierce fire for their faculty’s lack of diversity.

But don’t worry, Harvard Law School racked up their identity-group bonus points on the basis of the authoritative evidence of Ms Warren’s family “lore“:

Aides said the tales of Warren’s Cherokee and Delaware tribe ancestors have been passed down through family lore.

…which surely ought to be good enough for faculty-lounge affirmative-action credits. Susan Vass asks:

Could Ward Churchill and Elizabeth Warren marry and franchise a chain of Forked Tongue Casinos for other fake Indians?

I’ve been wondering what will happen to American academia’s vast sprawling campuses after the college “education” bubble bursts. But turning them all into casinos run by pretend Indian professors is a win-win solution. Fakewoods! Let’s live for the wonder of it all…

Mark Steyn — Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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