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Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School’s ‘First Woman of Color’

The whitest minority in the history of academia — liberal hero Elizabeth Warren — was described in glowing multicultural terms in a 1997 article in the Fordham Law Review. The article calls her Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.”

With this, we have even more evidence that Elizabeth Warren, for years, presented herself as a Native American. It was a lie, plain and simple. In a professional environment where laying claim to minority status generates tremendous professional currency — influencing hiring and promotion decisions and the granting of tenure — she perpetuated this lie and almost certainly profited from it.

Even her thin claim to being 1/32nd Cherokee has now been utterly discredited. The Boston Globe acknowledged on Tuesday that no evidence exists to back up even her meager claim of being 1/32nd Native American.

Last fall, Warren taught only one class at Harvard Law, yet she enjoys an annual salary of $350,000 — this is in addition to nearly $200,000 in royalties and consulting fees she earned while taking a leave from her academic job to help found president Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

All the while, she styled herself as a hero of the poor and advocate of the 99 percent. Running for office in the most liberal state in the union, Massachusetts, she was undoubtedly looking forward to an easy stroll into the United States Senate. But as her false claims to minority status continue to come to light, I’d say her odds of sitting in Ted Kennedy’s former seat are looking slimmer by the day.

Anyone who disapproves of gaming the system of racial preferences that exists in academia ought to wonder how much longer Harvard Law intends to pay the $350,000 salary of their phony “first woman of color.” Or does the fact that Warren is a radical liberal make her exempt from moral accountability in Harvard’s eyes?

We shall see.

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