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Black clergy in Boston endorse Warren

Brown’s heritage attacks seen as divisive

Some of Boston’s most prominent African-American ministers put their support behind Elizabeth Warren Thursday and denounced Senator Scott Brown’s attacks on her purported Native American heritage, saying the issue has become a divisive distraction from more pressing concerns about poverty and violence.

Some of the ministers had strong words for Brown, part of what ­appeared to be a growing backlash among Warren supporters to Brown’s strategy of driving the charged issue in the campaign.

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