In a 1998 editorial celebrating the law school’s award of tenure to — how to put it? — great legal scholar Lani Guinier, the Harvard Crimson noted: “Harvard Law School currently has only one tenured minority woman, Gottlieb Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren, who is Native American.”
Now how do you suppose the Crimson knew that? I’m afraid that will remain a mystery greater than Warren’s Indian roots.
It was nevertheless great of the Crimson to identify Warren’s ethnicity. Readers might otherwise have missed it. We have never seen a woman whiter than Elizabeth Warren.
Via reader Bryan Tinlin.
UPDATE: Tom Maguire has more here.