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Mike Reed - February 14, 2018

Elizabeth Warren must be reading RNC Research content.

After being called out by us yesterday for being MIA from a major Native American summit, she made a surprise appearance today. 

Maybe she shouldn’t have taken our advice though, as her speech is being roundly criticized.

She failed to apologize to the actual Native Americans in the audience and continued to insist that she really is a Native American, despite the long list of evidence that indicates otherwise.

Regardless, let’s just assume for a second that Warren really did believe she deserved Native American status when she starting checking the box in 1986, and never used it for professional gain as she claims.  If that’s the case, then why did she stop claiming minority status once she made it to the Ivy League in the 1990s? 

We’re still waiting for an answer to that one, and today’s speech only made her story even more confusing.

 

If you are new to this issue, here are some important points:

Genealogical Experts Have Been Unable To Prove That Sen. Elizabeth Warren Has Native American Heritage

The New England Historic Genealogical Society Genealogist Was Unable To Back Up Warren’s Claims.  “Warren’s latest statements came as genealogists at the New England Historic Genealogical Society were unable to back up earlier accounts that her great-great-great-grandmother is Cherokee. Warren’s ancestor, O.C. Sarah Smith, is listed on an electronic transcript of a 1894 marriage application as Cherokee. But as of yesterday, the society was unable to find the actual record or a photocopy, according to spokesman Tom Champoux.” (Hillary Chabot and Chris Cassidy, “Liz: I Just Wanted To Find Others Like Me,” The Boston Herald, 5/3/12)

Sen. Warren’s Campaign Tried But Failed To Provide Any Documentation Of Her Claimed Heritage

Warren’s Campaign Said They Had No Records Documenting Her Native American Heritage, And There Was “No Good Genealogical Documentation” Of Tribes From Oklahoma. “Harney said that Warren does not have any records documenting her Native American heritage, but that is being researched.  Harney said that the campaign has been told that there is no good genealogical documentation with regard to tribes from Oklahoma, unlike tribes from some other areas.” (William A. Jacobson, “Confirmed – Elizabeth Warren Knowingly Self-Identified As Native American On Law Association Forms,” Legal Insurrection, 4/30/12)

While A Professor At The University Of Texas And Pennsylvania, Sen. Warren Listed Herself As A “Minority” In A Legal Faculty Directory, But Ceased When She Began Working At Harvard

Sen. Warren Listed Herself As A Minority In A Legal Faculty Directory From 1986 To 1995, But Then Stopped Listing Herself As A Minority After That. “Warren also listed herself as a minority in a legal directory published by the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995. She’s never provided a clear answer on why she stopped self-identifying.” (Annie Linskey, “Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Problem Goes Beyond Politics,” The Boston Globe, 1/19/18)

Sen. Warren Was Listed As A Minority In The Directories While She Was A Professor At The University Of Texas And University Of Pennsylvania, But Ceased Listing Herself As A Minority When She Began Teaching At Harvard. “The Association of American Law Schools desk book, a directory of law professors from participating schools, includes Warren among the minority law professors listed, beginning in 1986 and continuing through 1995. The years include time she spent teaching at the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania, before she joined the faculty at Harvard Law.” (Stephanie Ebbert, “Directories Identified Warren As Minority,” The Boston Globe, 4/30/12)

While Working For Harvard University And University Of Pennsylvania, Sen. Warren Was Listed As A Native American In Federal Forms Filed By The Schools. “She was also listed as a Native American in federal forms filed by the law schools at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania where she worked.” (Annie Linskey, “Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Problem Goes Beyond Politics,” The Boston Globe, 1/19/18)

As A Student And At The Beginning Of Her Career, Sen. Warren Did Not Identify As A Minority

A University Of Texas Personnel Document Listed Warren As “White.” “In addition, a newly unearthed University of Texas personnel document shows that Warren listed herself as white when she taught at the law school there on and off from 1981 to 1991.” (Noah Bierman, “Records Conflict On Warren Ethnicity,” The Boston Globe, 5/11/12)

Warren Did Not Apply To Rutgers Law School In 1973 As A Minority Student. “A section of Warren s 1973 application to Rutgers, where she went to law school was more direct. That document specifically asks: Are you interested in applying for admission under the Program for Minority Group Students? Warren answered no.” (Noah Bierman, “Records Conflict On Warren Ethnicity,” The Boston Globe, 5/11/12)

Warren Was Not Listed As A Minority On A Portion Of Her Transcript Obtained From George Washington University, Where She Began Her Undergrad Education. “A portion of her transcript from George Washington University, where she began her undergraduate education on a debate scholarship, did not include a minority status, nor did an application to the University of Houston, which she attended after a transfer, according to records obtained by the Globe.” (Noah Bierman, “Records Conflict On Warren Ethnicity,” The Boston Globe, 5/11/12)


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