The PJ Tatler

Fauxcahontas Warren's Trail of Tears Led to the University of Pennsylvania

This makes two universities that touted her as a Cherokee, despite the fact that her ancestors were on the round-up side of the Trail of Tears. Not the Cherokee People side.

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.

A spokesman for the law school did not immediately return a phone message today.

The reference offers another piece of evidence that Warren was identified as a Native American as part of her professional career. Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard University, her current employer, had described her as a Native American when it was under fire for a lack of diversity on its law school faculty.

Once could be a mistake. Twice, that’s a career strategy.

In related news, the Warren campaign has released a new web ad.

The campaign also announced that it has enlisted Ward Churchill as a spokesman.

I might have made both of those last things up.

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