It is has been suggested that Elizabeth Warren, currently running against Scott Brown for Ted Kennedy’s old senate seat in MA, used her self proclaimed minority status to “earn” her position at Harvard after coming from a sub Ivy institution, and having been accused of academic dishonesty. Harvard denied, and continues to deny, that race played a role in her hiring, but listed her as a “minority”, based solely on information she provided to them.
I am sure it is purest coincidence that Harvard was in the midst of some “diversity unrest” regarding the racial makeup of its faculty, some of which our current president participated in, in the year(s) just prior to her hiring (1992). If Harvard was/is as racially myopic as the protesters claim, hiring an obviously white woman (blue eyed and blonde haired no less; cheekbones notwithstanding), who could claim to be a minority would be the answer to their prayers (or whatever Harvard moonbats do. Crow at the moon?): a woman and a minority.
It would appear that Harvard has created its own Wade Churchill. *Correction: this fraud’s name is WARD Churchill. Thanks, JBS!
There is one question that remains unanswered: by her, or Harvard’s, use of her so called “Cherokee” heritage to obtain a coveted spot on the Harvard faculty, she must necessarily have “bumped” a legitimate minority candidate, which, given her sketchy background, seems to be what they were looking for. At minimum, it would have unfairly tipped the scales in her direction. Why isn’t the media, or some civil rights group pursuing this? It would be interesting to find and speak to the other candidates for the Harvard position and ask them their opinion of the Liawatha controversy, or if Fauxcohontas deserves her position after it has been revealed that her “heritage” is so miniscule, so ethereal that real Cherokees are challenging her claims.
Has “affirmative action” run so amok that the school didn’t even do a background check to see if she really had any minority standing, or has the definition of minority, sex, etc., simply degenerated into an “I identify myself as a……..” idiocy? Apparently so, since illegals have been given tacit permission to “identify” themselves as U.S. citizens.
The road to hell is a slippery slope of feel good legislation.
UPDATE: Warren recently tried to rub elbows with the common folk but ended up with her own “Dukakis in the tank” or “Kerry bunny suit” picture. The cynic in me wonders if the motorcycle was an Indian motorcycle…..