Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Snow White Honky Is A "Woman of Color"

Elizabeth Warren was milking her imaginary Cherokee ancestry for all it was worth and a lot more than that.
Elizabeth Warren has pushed back hard on questions about a Harvard Crimson piece in 1996 that described her as Native American, saying she had no idea the school where she taught law was billing her that way and saying it never came up during her hiring a year earlier, which others have backed up.

But a 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described her as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color," based, according to the notes at the bottom of the story, on a "telephone interview with Michael Chmura, News Director, Harvard Law (Aug. 6, 1996)."

The mention was in the middle of a lengthy and heavily-annotated Fordham piece on diversity and affirmative action and women. The title of the piece, by Laura Padilla, was "Intersectionality and positionality: Situating women of color in the affirmative action dialogue."
Was the title in that last sentence really written by an adult? I don't what they call it in the Ivy League, but  in the real world, we call it "bullshit."


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