Democrat presidential candidate and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren weighed in on the massive college tuition scandal, which broke yesterday, during an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday morning.
The FBI arrested a number of wealthy individuals/parents Tuesday and Wednesday. They were charged for scamming to get their kids into top ranking schools with false documentation, credentials, test scores and more.
Considering Warren used her non-existent status as a Native American to become Harvard's "first woman of color," her take is an interesting one.
A 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described her as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color," based, according to the notes at the bottom of the story, on a "telephone interview with Michael Chmura, News Director, Harvard Law (Aug. 6, 1996)."
The mention was in the middle of a lengthy and heavily-annotated Fordham piece on diversity and affirmative action and women. The title of the piece, by Laura Padilla, was "Intersectionality and positionality: Situating women of color in the affirmative action dialogue."
"There are few women of color who hold important positions in the academy, Fortune 500 companies, or other prominent fields or industries," the piece says. "This is not inconsequential. Diversifying these arenas, in part by adding qualified women of color to their ranks, remains important for many reaons. For one, there are scant women of color as role models. In my three years at Stanford Law School, there were no professors who were women of color. Harvard Law School hired its first woman of color, Elizabeth Warren, in 1995."
Here is the form Elizabeth Warren filled out for the State Bar of Texas claiming American Indian heritage. pic.twitter.com/VwHifS7BCL— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) February 6, 2019
Last fall Warren published a DNA test showing she is maybe 1/2024 Native American. After repeatedly claiming she was Cherokee, Warren was rebuked directly by the Cherokee Nation and eventually issued an apology for the stunt. She has never apologized for using her "heritage" to get ahead in academia.