Monday, October 22, 2012

Exhibit 1 At The Supreme Court For The Failures Of Affirmative Action - Elizabeth Warren

One of the great class warriors of the left, Elizabeth Warren, or as she is known by her Indian name, Fauxcohantas, is being cited in multiple briefs before the Supreme Court to illustrate the absurdity of racial preferences. Legal Insurrection has a superb post on this, noting that four separate briefs filed in the case of Fisher v. Univ. of Texas, a case challenging use of race in admissions decisions, cite to Ms. Warren as the poster for the ills of affirmative action. As Prof. Jacobson explainsL

In case you haven’t heard, lily white Elizabeth Warren got herself listed as a Minority Law Teacher and Woman of Color by falsely claiming to be Native American, even though she clearly did not meet the definition used by Harvard and the EEOC.

Warren was reported by both the U. Penn. and Harvard Law Schools as Native American in their federal filings, and also was touted by Harvard as a Native American hire. . . .

Elizabeth Warren has been used as an example of the absurdity of modern racial preferences in at least four of the Amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs filed in the case. . . .

Prof Jacobson goes on to quote from the briefs. Do see his post. As he concludes:

Warren’s ethnic fraud did more to undermine affirmative action than any alleged “right wing” conspiracy.

When someone like Warren can lay claim to being a “woman of color” for diversity purposes, then diversity has lost all meaning.

It will be interesting to see if any of the Justices picks up on the Warren example.

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