And she's an American Indian, too! From the April 27, 2012 Boston Herald:
Elizabeth Warren said she had no idea until she read the Herald today her Native American heritage was touted by Harvard Law School as proof of their faculty’s diversity in the 1990s — a fact her rival wants her to apologize for.
“I think I read it on the front page of the Herald,” Warren said when asked about the issue.
“I don’t even remember,” she added when asked about a 1996 Harvard Crimson article that quoted a then-law school spokesman touting her minority status. “You’re trying to raise something from 15 years ago.”You know, if she looked like an Indian, or had grown up on a reservation, or otherwise suffered some disadvantage from being of Indian ancestry, this wouldn't bother me, or anyone else. Our family physician many years ago was part-Indian (Cherokee, I think), and he looked it, just a little bit. I can believe that in some places in America, not that many years ago, he might have been subject to a certain amount of prejudice because of it. But Elizabeth Warren? If she gets the affirmative action benefit, then it really does show what a crock this has become.