Thursday, May 31, 2012

Elizabeth Warren Fesses to Affirmative Action Fraud

The latest statement from Elizabeth Warren gives away the game:
“I let people know about my Native American heritage in a national directory of law school personnel. At some point after I was hired by them, I also provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard”
That an element of affirmative action fraud was committed, there can be no doubt. Both Penn and Harvard touted their Native American professor in their minority hiring statistics. To what extent Warren was complicit or received personal benefit strikes me as too fine a point to make in defense.

Here's the damning part as reported by the Boston Globe:
"Warren had previously said only that she indicated minority status in an Association of American Law Schools directory used to make diversity-friendly hires beginning in the 1986-87 school year, the year before she was hired at Penn. She stopped listing herself in the directory in 1995, the year she became a tenured professor at Harvard.
Before Warren’s time in the Ivy League - in the early 1980s - she indicated on an official University of Texas form that she was white. She also had the option to indicate Native American heritage at that point, but did not check that box."
When the story keep changing as additional documents are found undercutting the previous story, it's fair to assume the worst.

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