Elizabeth Warren admitted on Wednesday night for the first time that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania of her Native American heritage — in contrast to her previous claim that she was unaware Harvard had listed her as a minority professor until recently.
The Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate told the Boston Globe, “At some point after I was hired by them, I … provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard.”
As she has repeated in recent weeks, the Harvard law professor added that she is “proud” of her Native American heritage, which she said is a “part of who I am.”
The Globe reported last week that for at least six years during Warren’s tenure at Harvard claimed to have a Native American female working at the law school in its federally mandated diversity statistics.
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