Minority Status

Elizabeth Warren: I'm Qualified for My Job

Elizabeth Warren emphasized her Native American roots in law directories in hopes of networking with "people like me"—not to get ahead as a minority, she clarified this week. The revelation of Warren's minority status elicited suggestions from her opponent Scott Brown's campaign that Warren didn't get her position at Harvard based on her merits. "All I can say is, I busted my tail as a teacher. I am qualified for my job," she insisted Wednesday. At a separate event at the same time, Brown refused to give up on the issue, insisting, "I think that she needs to answer the questions that are still lingering out there that's for sure."