A second university once listed Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren as a minority -- a revelation that comes after Warren raised eyebrows in recent weeks for claiming to be 1/32nd Cherokee.
In addition to Harvard University, which listed her as Native American, the University of Pennsylvania Law School once indicated Warren was a minority faculty member, the Washington Post reported:
According to Penn’s 2005 “Minority Equity Report,” it too identified Warren, who taught there from 1987 to 1995, as a minority.
On page 16 of the report, the now-Massachusetts Senate candidate is listed as a winner of the school’s Lindback Award in 1994. Unlike other names listed, though, her name is italicized and bolded to indicate her status as a minority faculty member.
It’s the first indication to date of another one of Warren’s employers having listed her as a minority.
Warren, locked in a campaign battle against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), has said she never used her ancestry to get a career leg-up; instead, she listed her heritage in professional directories to connect with other faculty members.
“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,” Warren said last week, according to the Boston Herald.
Warren's campaign said it would be issuing a response to the latest report, according to The Hill.