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Elizabeth Warren's phony diversity

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Just last month I joked about whites who "claim the Cherokee great-grandfather" to get an affirmative action bump. Little did I know that former Harvard Law professor and Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren would bring the issue to the forefront: with 1/32 Indian heritage, Warren—and her law-school employers—had been claiming diversity credit as a Native American. We've previously noted Warren's penchant for academic dishonesty when it suits her political purposes (as well as her lobbying for the litigation lobby special interest at the expense of consumers).

Can we at least say that, when someone 31/32 white and 1/32 Indian finds it advantageous to her career to claim to be Indian, we can stop talking about "white privilege"? John Rosenberg and Hans Bader comment at Minding the Campus.

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