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Is Harvard Covering for Warren?

By on 5.5.12 | 2:40PM

Yesterday, The Boston Herald reported that Harvard University acknowledged they have one Native American professor in their faculty but would not say if that faculty member is Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren. (H/T Michael Warren of The Weekly Standard - obviously no relation).

If the faculty member in question isn't Warren then Harvard would have simply issued a denial. But they didn't which leads me to believe that Warren is the only "Native American" faculty member at Harvard. Well, having high cheekbones makes you no more Native American than liking corned beef on rye makes you Jewish.

Now some people might ask, "What's the big deal here?" But if Warren has misrepresented herself as Native American then how else has she misrepresented herself? This is an entirely reasonable question for Massachusetts voters to ask.

 

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