Republicans are already eating this up and using it to attack the potential 2020 contender classifying it as a web of lies.
Giving a commencement address on Friday at Morgan State University, a historically black institution, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) finally admitted what most people have suspected all along: she is not a “person of color.”
As The Washington Post reports, Warren stated, “As a country, we need to stop pretending that the same doors open for everyone, because they don’t. I’m not a person of color. And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like the subtle prejudice, or more overt harm, that you may have experienced just because of the color of your skin.”
Of course, back in 2012 Maggie Haberman of Politico reported that a 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described Warren as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color.” Laura Padilla, the author of the piece titled, "Intersectionality and positionality: Situating women of color in the affirmative action dialogue,” wrote that she had conducted a "telephone interview with Michael Chmura, News Director, Harvard Law.” Padilla wrote, "There are few women of color who hold important positions in the academy, Fortune 500 companies, or other prominent fields or industries. This is not inconsequential. Diversifying these arenas, in part by adding qualified women of color to their ranks, remains important for many reaons. For one, there are scant women of color as role models. In my three years at Stanford Law School, there were no professors who were women of color. Harvard Law School hired its first woman of color, Elizabeth Warren, in 1995."
And just recently, the results of Warren’s much publicized DNA test left her claims of having Native American ancestry in tatters.