Is Elizabeth Warren serious about her explanation for why she classified herself as an American Indian in Law School Directories?
In the youtube videos below a couple of points have come out. 1) That she is 1/32nd Indian may be questionable because the ancestor was apparently not in the Cherokee census. 2) Warren used to claim that she was a descendant from the Delaware tribe, not Cherokee.
From the Boston Herald:
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether she used her Native American heritage to advance her career, said today she enrolled herself as a minority in law school directories for nearly a decade because she hoped to meet other people with tribal roots.As to her attacks on Scott Brown, all he has done is say that he isn't going to get involved in all this.
“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off,” said Warren.
The Harvard Law professor argued she didn’t use her minority status to get her teaching jobs, and slammed her Republican rival U.S. Sen.Scott Brown for suggesting otherwise. . . .
Some other videos
James Taranto on the issue.
High cheek bones?
This is her answer after 5 days?
Apparently it isn't clear that she is 1/32nd Indian. Apparently, Warren originally claimed that she was part of the Delaware tribe, not Cherokee.
An analysis of the situation.
Ignoring a reporter's questions