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Indian lore will play OK in her ‘tribe’
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Updated 8 hours ago
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There’s an old saying in the Indian Nation: When accused of being a fake Indian, go on the warpath.
And so we have Granny Warren, the carpetbagging Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate doubling down after being unable to produce a scintilla of evidence to back up her claims to a piece of the racial-preference racket.
Evidence? She don’t need no stinkin’ evidence. She’s got her family “lore.” She’s “proud” to be an Indian. It’s the kind of fact-free, how-dare-you defense only a Beautiful Person could get away with.
Remember those two Boston firefighters who bought an ancient sepia-tinted photograph of an old Indian woman at a yard sale or somewhere and claimed it was their grandmother?
Those jakes weren’t seeking any special treatment — they just wanted the same deal as Barack Obama and Deval Patrick. The city came down on them, but then, they were just Irish street guys. They acted stupidly. More importantly, they didn’t have the Harvard shield, not to mention the breathtaking sanctimony of Pocahontas Warren.
Her campaign is still looking for “evidence.” In the meantime they’ll be praying the story goes to the Happy Hunting Ground, just like her demands to a New York reporter that her $1.7 million teepee in Cambridge be considered “off the record.”
The fact is, you can’t get much lower than being accused of being a fake Indian. It puts you in the same category as that pony-tailed fraud from the University of Colorado, Ward Churchill. You remember, the fake Indian who said all the people murdered in the World Trade Center on 9/11 were “little Eichmanns.”
Now she claims she doesn’t “recall” if she played the race card when she applied for her big-wampum $350,000-a-year job at Harvard Law. You see, it was so many moons — I mean years, ago. Sounds like a lot of bull — Sitting Bull.
She even said she knew nothing about Harvard Law bragging about her alleged Indian heritage until she read about it in the Herald. More Sitting Bull from the Veritas crowd.
Granny knows how this plays out from here. A group of Indians — real Indians — will demand that she release her employment application to Harvard Law, so we can see what box she really checked off under race, as if we don’t already have a pretty good idea.
Poor Granny. When she got into this fight, she thought it was going to be a coronation. Instead, it’s turning into the Battle of the Little Bighorn. And so far anyway, she’s Gen. George Armstrong Custer.
2 tribes object to Cape Wind turbines
Say Nantucket Sound is cultural property
Wampanoag tribal officer George Green stood at Popponesset Beach in Mashpee where wind turbines will be placed.(Debee Tlumacki for The Boston Globe)
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / October 26, 2009
Native American rituals and beliefs have emerged as a surprising last-minute obstacle to federal approval of the nation’s first offshore wind farm, threatening to significantly delay the Cape Wind project
Scott Brown’s campaign calls on Elizabeth Warren to apologize for allowing Harvard to tout her as Native American; Warren refuses
THIS STORY APPEARED IN THE BOSTON GLOBE
April 28, 2012|By Stephanie Ebbert
Senator Scott Brown’s campaign called on Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren Friday to apologize for letting Harvard Law School tout her as a Native American in its attempts to demonstrate faculty diversity in the 1990s.
Warren said she didn’t know Harvard was promoting her that way until Friday. Warren’s maternal grandparents had Native American lineage, her campaign confirmed.
The Boston Herald reported Friday that Harvard had touted Warren’s Native American background as the school faced criticism for a faculty dominated by white men.
In a 1996 article, the Harvard Crimson quoted a Harvard Law School spokesman saying that the faculty of 71 included one Native American - Warren - in addition to a few black and Hispanic professors and 11 women. Although the “conventional wisdom’’ was that the law school faculty did not include any minority women, a law school spokesman named Warren as Native American. The claim was repeated by the student newspaper in a 1998 story that called Warren the first woman with a minority background to receive tenure.
The Brown campaign seized on the revelation Friday, with campaign manager Jim Barnett saying Warren should apologize for allowing Harvard to claim she had “special minority status.’’
“That Warren allowed Harvard to hold her up as an example of their commitment to diversity in the hiring of historically disadvantaged communities is an insult to all Americans who have suffered real discrimination and mistreatment, and Warren should apologize for participating in this hypocritical sham,’’ said Barnett.
Warren told reporters that she does not recall using her heritage to claim a minority status. A spokesman said she has no plans to apologize for the school’s actions.
“I believe that I was recruited at Harvard because I’m a good teacher, and recruited for my other jobs because I do good work,’’ she said, adding that she is proud of her heritage.
Harvard Law Professor Charles Fried who was US Solicitor General under Republican President Ronald Reagan and who recommended hiring Warren in 1995, told the Globe Friday that Warren’s heritage was not raised during her hiring.
Scott Brown calls on Warren camp to ‘come clean’
Liz listed self as minority in professional directories
By Chris Cassidy
Monday, April 30, 2012
Despite claiming she never used her Native American heritage when applying for a job, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign admitted last night the Democrat listed her minority status in professional directories for years when she taught at the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania.
From 1986 to 1995, Warren’s name is included in the Association of American Law Schools’ annual directory of minority law teachers, according to records obtained by the Herald.
The campaign for GOP U.S. Sen. Scott Brown last night called for Warren to “come clean.”
“This story raises serious questions about Elizabeth Warren’s credibility. The record now shows Prof. Warren did claim to be a ‘minority,’ and that she attempted to mislead the public about these facts when she was first asked about the issue last week,” said Brown spokesman Jim Barnett.“Prof. Warren needs to come clean about her motivations for making these claims and explain the contradictions between her rhetoric and the record.”
But the Warren campaign insisted the candidate did nothing wrong.
“The simple fact is that Elizabeth is proud of her heritage,” Warren’s campaign said in a statement to the Herald.“Charles Fried, the former solicitor general in the Reagan administration, played a key role in her recruitment to Harvard and confirmed that her heritage was not a factor in her hiring. The fact that she listed her heritage in some professional directories more than 15 years ago does not change those facts.”
The Herald reported Friday that embattled Harvard Law School officials touted Warren’s Native American heritage — she reportedly has ancestors from the Cherokee and Delaware tribes — as proof of the faculty’s diversity.
The Warren campaign has said the U.S. Senate candidate never allowed Harvard Law to claim her as a minority hire. Warren herself has said she could not “recall” ever listing her Native American background when applying for college or a job
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