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Univ. Penn. Law also identified Elizabeth Warren as “minority”

Univ. Penn. Law also identified Elizabeth Warren as “minority”

I’m a little late to this (as in 1.75 hours, which is like forever in internet time), so h/t to Ed Driscoll standing in for Prof. Reynolds at Instapundit, and dmacleo in the Tip Line.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

The Boston Globe:

A second law school, the University of Pennsylvania, has touted Elizabeth Warren as a minority faculty member in an official school publication, according to an online document obtained by the Globe.

The University of Pennsylvania, where Warren taught at the law school from 1987 through 1995, listed her as a minority in a “Minority Equity Report” posted on its website. The report, published in 2005, well after her departure, included her as the winner of a faculty award in 1994. Her name was highlighted in bold, the designation used for minorities in the report.

For someone who never touted her alleged (now disproven) “minority” status, her two most prominent law school employers sure seemed eager to tout her “minority” status.

Other documents obtained by The Globe point to the importance of Warren getting herself on “List 2” (Minority Law Teachers) in the annual directories of the Association of American Law Schools:

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 from 1981 to 1991.

The undated document, obtained by the Globe through a public records request, supports Warren’s statement that she did not present herself as a Native American when hired for the job. But it leaves open the question of why she later listed herself as a minority in a legal directory that is often consulted by hiring deans….

Leonard P. Strickman, founding dean at Florida International University, one of the nation’s most diverse law schools, said deans often consult the Association of American Law Schools directory when seeking out minority applicants, but look more rigorously at scholarship before making hires.

Warren can make this easy, fess up and hope it blows over by November, or continue to play the victim, and keep it percolating.

Bonus Track:  I was a guest on Dan Rea’s NightSide Show on WBZ 1030 – the Boston mega station – last night, and guess who we talked about?

William Jacobson on Dan Rea Show May 9 2012


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I am thinking (no proof, opinion) Hahhhvvaaaahd may have actively recruited her based on this application.

More popcorn…!!!

If the Globe is going after documents, she is in more trouble than she thinks.

    William A. Jacobson in reply to Moe4. | May 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I had the same thought. The Globe must be upset that they have been scooped repeatedly the The Boston Herald. Warren is now caught between two major newspapers vying to break the piece of news that breaks her. Not a good place to be (basically the place Republicans have been in for decades!).

theduchessofkitty | May 10, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I thought I had a good parody of this thing, but Ace beats them all up!

Special Forces Grunt | May 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Lizzie Warren took an axe,

and ‘stead of swinging 40 whacks,

she said it was a tomahawk, aw,

and got ID’d as an Indian squaw.

I hope she chooses option 2.

The case is being built for the reassertion of individual dignity. Those who profit from denigrating it will not be at all happy. They will lose their wealth, power, and stature in our society. Such a shame.

Cassandra Lite | May 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Family lore went on sabbatical ’81-’91.

“[D]eans often consult the Association of American Law Schools directory when seeking out minority applicants…”

It’s good to know law school instructors are being hired based on ability and not because of their “minority status”. We’ve come so far.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

1/32 IS a minority.

That is a fact.

So she was not a Native American before she was a Native American?

Midwest Rhino | May 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Warren’s personal trail of tears
continues to drip drip drip

Lizzie already “came clean”, she did it to meet others like her

How can she change that story and be anything but dirty?

If she decides that she can’t continue who would replace her on the ballot? Sorry for the ignorance, but other than the saga of Liz, I haven’t followed the rest of Mass. politics.

    Cassie in reply to Anchovy. | May 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Marisa DeFranco is also running for the MA Senate seat – she is a native daughter of Massachusetts, is 100% the granddaughter of Italian immigrants, and her husband is 100% the son of Chinese immigrants. Her story resonates with me, I agree with her policy positions, and I respect her integrity.

    I am supporting DeFranco for U.S. Senate. The MA Democratic Party wants nothing to do with her, even though she has brains and passion. She is the real underdog in this race!