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Elizabeth Warren Listed as ‘Native American’

Harvard listed Elizabeth Warren as “Native American” in federally mandated diversity reports for at least six years, possibly longer. It has now been confirmed.

The Boston Globe reports:

For at least six straight years during Warren’s tenure, Harvard University reported in federally mandated diversity statistics that it had a Native American woman in its senior ranks at the law school. According to both Harvard officials and federal guidelines, those statistics are almost always based on the way employees describe themselves.

In addition, both Harvard’s guidelines and federal regulations for the statistics lay out a specific definition of Native American that Warren does not meet.

The documents suggest for the first time that either Warren or a Harvard administrator classified her repeatedly as Native American in papers prepared for the government in a way that apparently did not adhere to federal diversity guidelines. They raise further questions about Warren’s statements that she was unaware Harvard was promoting her as Native American.

The Warren campaign declined Thursday to answer the Globe’s specific questions about the documents…

Warren has claimed that she has no idea how she came to be listed as a racial minority. But according to Harvard and federal guidelines, “those statistics are almost always based on the way employees describe themselves.” So it seems likely that Ms. Warren either has a conveniently bad memory, accidentally checked the Native American box on the diversity form multiple times, or else is lying in order to protect her job, her reputation, and her campaign for a seat in the United States Senate.

One thing is certain: She has embarrassed Harvard University and advocates of racial preferences everywhere, as well as herself.

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