Warren: I Used Minority Listing to Share Heritage

Hillary Chabot, Boston Herald, May 2, 2012

Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether she used her Native American heritage to advance her career, said today she enrolled herself as a minority in law school directories for nearly a decade because she hoped to meet other people with tribal roots.

“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off,” said Warren.

The Harvard Law professor argued she didn’t use her minority status to get her teaching jobs, and slammed her Republican rival U.S. Sen. Scott Brown for suggesting otherwise.


Warren is looking to shake off the story of her Native American background, which has hounded her since the Herald first reported that Harvard Law School has touted Warren as a minority hire. She also listed herself as a minority in a law school directory for nine years between 1986 and 1995.

“Being Native American has been part of my story I guess since the day I was born,” said Warren, who never mentioned her Native American heritage on the campaign trail even as she detailed much of her personal history to voters in speeches, statements and a video. “These are my family stories, I have lived in a family that has talked about Native American and talked about tribes since I was a little girl.”


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  • Hunter Morrow

    She doesn’t look like an Indian at all. I’ve never heard he talk about being one, either. Now, when money and promotions are on the line?


    • Oil Can Harry

      If I were Scott Brown’s campaign manager I’d hold a press confence with some weepy Amerindians telling sob stories of how they couldn’t get into Harvard and then whining about “their”slots being taken by phony Injuns like Warren.

      While the press conference would elicit yawns from the Amren crowd it would probably reduce Massachusetts’ huge population of white liberals to tears.

  • George Zimmerman:  White
    Elizabeth Warren:  Indian


    There was an anachronistic law on the books in the city of Boston as late as 2005 that disallowed Miss Dime Store Indian from even setting foot in her state’s largest city.

  • Congratulations. All those glittering casinos ….ahhh

  • IstvanIN

    I took one look at Ms. Warren and then pulled out an Indian head nickel and thought my goodness, the resemblance is amazing!

  • No

    If she wanted to meet people with “tribal roots” why not go drink a beer with some real indians at the nearest casino . . . or why not adopt a little mestizo fashion-accessory? 

    She can play indian all she wants.  It’s not going to help her unless she’s trying to get hired for some quota-driven job.  Liberals don’t give a darn about indians.  They were all the rage in 1912 but nobody cares about them anymore.  Mestizos are the new “in” group. 

    She should have claimed to be part inca.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Elizabeth Warren has been caught speaking with forked tongue for all to see, but like any good lefty she defends and ups the lies:  Her latest evidence?  Her grandfather had high cheek bones “like all Indians do!” — and tossing out red herrings to put Scott Brown on the defense: “What does he think it takes for a woman to be qualified?”

    How did she cash in on this lie?  After she claimed to be an Indian, she moved from a ho-hum college to teaching at Harvard Law.  After she achieved tenure in 1995, she dropped the  Indian charade.

    Here’s what will happen:  Some obscure Indian tribe will come forward to claim her as a “long lost member” and produce reams of authentic-looking documentation (like The Birth Certificate).  For this, they will be rewarded with an ocean of money and government favors directed to their reservation, courtesy of the Democratic Party.


  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    It’s good to see that some Republican campaign teams finally showing some backbone in calling these libs out on their lies.  Maybe the national GOP will get the message and start calling out 0bama.

    And, in case you need another reason to laugh at and mock Pochantas Warren:

    The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee has proudly endorsed Warren — to get the United States moving in a positive direction.

  • NO DEEP analysis: this broad is a liar, plain and simple 

  • She gamed the system that works against whites so that she’d get the advantage instead of the non-whites the discrimnatory laws are there for.

    Kudos to her.

    • 20670

      yeah…gamed the system

  • 20670

    I wonder if this is what Harvard’s “Destroy the White Race” group had in mind for ending white privilege?…btw the founder of Rutgers brought Karl Marx to NYC and set him up in his temporary *headquarters in the 1800’s. Didn’t she go to Rutgers?

  • Major

    I think she and Ward Churchill might have hooked up at one time? Frauds of a feather?

    Oh well…it worked for Obama in Yale…right?

  • Major

    “So I did some digging, and found two branches with native American marriages…”

    Reminds me of a Sopranos episode where the guy running the “Indian” casino in Connecticut told Tony how the scam went.