Report: Harvard did not offer Warren job due to ethnicity

Portrait of American academic (and future US Senator) Professor Elizabeth Warren as she poses at the door to the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Silverman Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early 1990s.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A report says Harvard University’s decision to hire Elizabeth Warren as a law professor in the 1990s was not based on any assertion that she has Native American heritage.

The Boston Globe reports that interviews and documents show the issue was not considered by Harvard Law faculty or those who hired the now U.S. Senator from Massachusetts to other jobs at other schools.

Critics have charged that Warren has advanced her career with a narrative that she is a distant descendant of Cherokee and Delaware tribes and President Trump has repeatedly referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” in mocking her claims of heritage.


Warren on Sunday posted on her website documents related to her job and school applications and again asserted that her heritage played no role in getting her hired anywhere.