Absurd attacks on Warren over minority status

RE “Directories identified Warren as minority ” (Metro, April 30): I am nonplused about Senator Scott Brown’s attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming minority status as a Native American. I am an enrolled Cherokee and have been on the faculty of three universities. I have listed myself as Native American because fact sheets request ethnicity, but I can assure you that no university hired me because of that. Sure, the universities claimed me as part of their minority faculty, but they hired me for competence.

The idea that Warren should have hidden her identity lest some future political opponent claim that she’s a fraud is absurd. Would Brown question how much black, Hispanic, white, or Asian blood an opponent might have?

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