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Monday, June 4, 2012

Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee Nation

 Ticker: 1/32 Elizabeth Warren
The politics of racial diversity is played like any other game, even if it is a scam. some point in the late 1980s, when she was teaching law at the University of Pennsylvania, Warren began listing herself as Native American in a legal directory. A recently-unearthed article from a 1997 Fordham Law Review describes Warren as the Harvard Law School faculty's "first woman of color." Was Warren gaming the system to make herself more appealing to employers? The rules of racial preference are murky, but anyone in Warren's position would've understood that, all other things being equal, nonwhite status bestowed an advantage. Meanwhile, both Penn and Harvard seemed all too eager to claim credit for an extra dose of racial diversity on their faculties that, in reality, they lacked.
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