Good news: Elizabeth Warren contributed five recipes to “Pow Wow Chow”

posted at 6:20 pm on May 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

Like Jonah Goldberg said earlier on Twitter, nothing says “bona fide Oklahoma Cherokee” like crab with mayonnaise.

The money quote from Twila Barnes, the Cherokee genealogist responsible for yesterday’s indignant plea for Warren to come clean: “Cherokees don’t even traditionally have powwows.” Yeah, full-blooded Cherokees, maybe. But what about 0/32 Cherokees?

Warren, who has been under fire for claiming Indian lineage despite a lack of documentation, is identified as “Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee” under each of five recipes she contributes in the cookbook, published in 1984 by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum located in Muskogee. Warren is not listed as an official member of the Cherokee tribe and she has been unable thus far to document her claim of any Native American heritage.

She offered a recipe on herbed tomatoes, touting them as a “great accompaniment to a plain meat and potatoes meal!” She also included a crab with tomato mayonnaise dressing dish and a Mexican oatmeal soup that included oats, onions, tomatoes and chicken broth…

Steve Russell, an enrolled Cherokee who lives in Texas and said he supports Warren, said he just wants to make sure the Senate candidate didn’t mention her roots when applying to jobs.

“If I were her I would release those employment documents,” said Russell. “I guess she thinks because she doesn’t have to release them then no one will care, but I guarantee you Indians care, and I care.”

An interesting detail: The cookbook came out two years before Warren started listing herself as “minority” in those professional directories. Does that cut for her or against her? I think the former, just because it shows she also embraced this identity in a context that didn’t involve professional advancement. But then, I’ve never thought she was out-and-out lying about believing she was part Native American. Her big sin was asserting that in the directories without, apparently, so much as lifting a finger research-wise to confirm that it was true. She knew how valuable “diversity” was as an educational credential and was only too happy to claim it without caring too much whether she rightfully could.

More pow-wow-chow fun from Breitbart.com:

Though Ms. Warren’s cousin is listed as the editor of the first edition of Pow Wow Chow cookbooks on Google Books, the third edition makes no mention of her editing contributions, though she was a prolific contributor of recipes to it.

Mrs. Rowsey was particularly fond of recipes for asparagus, a vegetable that is not indigenous to the traditional Cherokee lands in the Southeastern United States or Oklahoma, growing primarily in California and Michigan. Her asparagus recipes included Asparagus Scrambled Eggs with Croutons, Asparagus Vinaigrette, Aspargus with Hollandaise, and Fresh Asparagus Mimosa.

The Amazon reviews are … what you’d expect. As further reading, check out William Jacobson’s interview with Marisa DeFranco, who’s challenging Warren in the Massachusetts Democratic primary. Can we get some bipartisan consensus on what a hilarious fiasco this has been? My friends, I think we can. Exit quotation: “If Harvard were better at having a diverse professorship, it would not have to put someone who appears as white as I am out there as minority.”


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hoisted by her own petard.

rob verdi on May 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Pale Face Pizza?

Jim-Rose on May 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Spreading Bull snackum with forked tongue.

rayra on May 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

…she eat em dog?

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

“Slap-a-ho” soup?

BruthaMan on May 17, 2012 at 6:24 PM

the amazon link is well and truly hilarious, and to think the writers of SNL and Daily Show think they are the cutting edge of humor.

rob verdi on May 17, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Dances With Donkeys

MJBrutus on May 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

no shame…. those reviews on Amazon are a must read!

rustynca on May 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

To steal the quote from the Headline thread…

Obama wrote the recipe book “Bow Wow Chow.”

aunursa on May 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

The Amazon reviews are … what you’d expect.

This one is precious.

Recipe UnWarrented, May 16, 2012
By
Mark W. Rodgers

I’m confused; each recipe calls for 0/32 measurements of ingredients — that doesn’t add up to anything. I have serious reservations about these recipes.

KingGold on May 17, 2012 at 6:26 PM

How many Kenyan recipes did Barry Obama contribute to the Kenyan cookbook?

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2012 at 6:26 PM

The Pow Wow Chow reviews are what you’d expect. Here’s one:

Overall this selection is lacking and has just a few good recipes inside. One for Humble Pie and another for Roasted Crow.

ROFL

INC on May 17, 2012 at 6:27 PM

aunursa on May 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

ROTFSWL!

J.E. Dyer on May 17, 2012 at 6:28 PM

How many Kenyan recipes did Barry Obama contribute to the Kenyan cookbook?

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2012 at 6:26 PM

At least one! See Pow Wow Chow reviews:

I’ve received nothing but rave reviews from my colleagues after whipping up treats from this cookbook in the faculty lounge kitchen. Admirers of Pow Wow Chow may also enjoy Bow Wow Chow, a Indonesian-influenced cookbook from a former professor now in politics.

INC on May 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Why isn’t anyone screaming racism over the term “Pow Wow Chow”?

Rick9911 on May 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Much as I love Faux-cahontas, I believe Ms. Warren’s Indian name must be “Cooks with Mayonnaise.”

J.E. Dyer on May 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM

If unconfirmable, legendary “minority” ancestors help in getting into schools or getting jobs, I guess we can expect to see many more 7/8 white people with black, non-white hispanic, native american, and east-asian ancestry coming down the pike.

Ira on May 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Are there any recipes for crow? How about hats? Those are traditional things people eat when they are caught in wrongdoing. And she is traditional, right?

Lily on May 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I just hope this gal and her ‘kin, pow wow chow’ keep on a going and going! I am trying to find another ding bat as dingy as she is. If any person votes for her, they need to get her ‘pow wow chow’ cookbook and eat what she has in it?
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letget on May 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Does crab and mayo go with fried buffalo?

docflash on May 17, 2012 at 6:33 PM

At least one! See Pow Wow Chow reviews:

I’ve received nothing but rave reviews from my colleagues after whipping up treats from this cookbook in the faculty lounge kitchen. Admirers of Pow Wow Chow may also enjoy Bow Wow Chow, a Indonesian-influenced cookbook from a former professor now in politics.

INC on May 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Nah, I’m looking for the pure African version.

Are there any bigger charlatans than on the left?

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM

If this fiasco was not bad enough, now there is talk about copyright infringement for Pow Wow Chow by a competing tribe. Elizabeth Warren better lawyer up cause she is about to get Siouxed.

BigAlSouth on May 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM

My mother contributed a recipe for ambrosia to an elementary school cookbook.

Absolute proof that I’m 1/32nd Greek god.

malclave on May 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM

…she good cook for belly…that Sqauw Thunder Thighs!

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Well now that her political career has (hopefully) taken a giant $hit all over itself, do you suppose Harvard will have her back??

BigWyo on May 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Did she trade the recipes for beads? If she did then all is good.

DanMan on May 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Dancing with Wolves Lies.

portlandon on May 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM

One of the reviews

The chili that was listed by Lizzie Warren gave me heartburn that was about as intense as the burning the liberals and Mass must feel in their soulless pits for nominating her. Nothing is more delicious than seeing a liberal hoisted on her own petard….yummy.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Dances With Donkeys

MJBrutus on May 17, 2012 at 6:25 PM

“Dances with Jackasses”, you mean.

Yiwen on May 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM

An interesting detail: The cookbook came out two years before Warren started listing herself as “minority” in those professional directories. Does that cut for her or against her? I think the former, just because it shows she also embraced this identity in a context that didn’t involve professional advancement.

Allah, Warren went to school in Oklahoma, she was well aware as a White student growing up, what advantage her indigenous peer’s minority status had over their white counterparts. When applying for College at Rutgers why didn’t she apply for a minority scholarship? Why did she identify herself as White? Rutger’s wouldn’t accept minority status without proof.

Warren was White in 1973, when she went to Rutgers, she was White when she went to U of T, but she became Native American when she got to Penn in the 80s. I am guessing, because whoever was hiring at Penn, got a signed copy of Pow Wow Chow. LOL!

Dr Evil on May 17, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Chero-kee lime pie

John the Libertarian on May 17, 2012 at 6:39 PM

It’s so nice to see such an arrogant leftist like her absolutely implode without even giving any thought whatsoever to damage control. Keep it up, Elizabeth…

Myron Falwell on May 17, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I just looked at Amazon.The book sells for $26 worth of beads and wampum.I didn’t see anything about whiskey.

docflash on May 17, 2012 at 6:41 PM

The funniest part in the Amazon reviews, in addition to the ribbing, is that most have no clue of math.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Elizabeth Warren contributed five recipes to “Pow Wow Chow”

Maybe dems should atick to what they know…

How about a book by the Biden Family titled “Cooking with Vegetables”?

Tim_CA on May 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

nothing says “bona fide Oklahoma Cherokee” like crab with mayonnaise.

Who knew the Cherokee people were foodies?

The cookbook came out two years before Warren started listing herself as “minority” in those professional directories. Does that cut for her or against her? I think the former, just because it shows she also embraced this identity in a context that didn’t involve professional advancement.

I’d agree but also point out that family lore is not really a sufficient reason to declare yourself Native American on documents involving employment. Didn’t Warren ever pursue recognition as a Cherokee? This is the same thing that brought Ward Churchill down.

Can we get some bipartisan consensus on what a hilarious fiasco this has been? My friends, I think we can. Exit quotation: “If Harvard were better at having a diverse professorship, it would not have to put someone who appears as white as I am out there as minority.”

This is definitely a case study in how not to run a campaign. The drip drip drip of an moronic issue killed whatever momentum Warren had as a “wronged” Obama appointee denied a job by a vindictive Congress. But here’s the thing- When Warren talks about diverse proffesorships, she means race/gender/species/whatever. And it really doesn’t matter because no matter what your race/gender/species/whatever, diversity does not extend to your ideologic outlook. In other words, there is no such thing as a conservative Harvard Law School professor. They all are left wing radicals like fauxcahontis.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

She’s the best progressive all-star to come around since Anthony Weiner.

forest on May 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

0/32 Cherokees?

That there is pretty damn funny and prety damning.

jukin3 on May 17, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Slapahoe Sandwiches?

jan3 on May 17, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Strongest HA thread in months. Excellent work.

rickyricardo on May 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Where do Native American liberals share their recipes?

Big Tent Party.

fogw on May 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM

How about a book by the Biden Family titled “Cooking with Vegetables”?

Tim_CA on May 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

They could give a shout out to Kennedy and Dodd and include “waitress sandwiches.”

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 6:46 PM

If this fiasco was not bad enough, now there is talk about copyright infringement for Pow Wow Chow by a competing tribe. Elizabeth Warren better lawyer up cause she is about to get Siouxed.

BigAlSouth on May 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM

What a hatchet job!

rayra on May 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

The Amazon reviews are a hoot -

Hey! I’m also a member of the tribe! I once flew a Piper Cherokee. Surely that makes me as much of an ethnic member as others claiming 0/32.

In school my best friend was Ken Stein, and he always joked that he was a “member of the tribe.” That makes HIM a Cherokee, too.

roy_batty on May 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Why doesn’t she just admit that she lied to enhance her employment chances? It fits right in with the affirmative action/coerced diversity agenda of the Democratic party. She just found a dishonest way to take advantage of the group think agenda….proof positive of the usual liberal lack of character.

TimsTruth on May 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM

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Good news: Elizabeth Warren contributed five recipes to “Pow Wow Chow”

–Lutefisk
–Swedish Meatballs
–Lefse
–Clubs
–Christmas Pudding

NO NO NO…Ms Warren those are not legitimate Cherokee food…

BigSven on May 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Too good to even think of checking.

Fuquay Steve on May 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Well now that her political career has (hopefully) taken a giant $hit all over itself, do you suppose Harvard will have her back??

BigWyo on May 17, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Let’s be fair. For all the stupidity over her claims of heritage. For all the radical leftist ideas that kept her from getting the job in DC. I’ve not seen one thing that suggests that she is a bad law professor. I don’t want her anywhere around Congress but no need to replicate the “trail of tears” of people she apparently isn’t related to.

The reality is that Obama’s hires come mostly from Chicago and academia. The look on Christine Romer’s face when she (a supposed expert on economics) finally realized that all the crap she taught at Berkely for decades didn’t work in real life was priceless.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM

The Amazon reviews are … what you’d expect.

Yep! Funny!

Cindy Munford on May 17, 2012 at 6:57 PM

roy_batty on May 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Funniest post of the day was on the OOTD thread where Obama did a lame speech in front of the house of a couple of gay guys in Reno Nevada. The garage door was open and a Jeep parked in the garage. Somebody pointed out that the car was more Cherokee than Warren.

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Peyote Brownies.

petefrt on May 17, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Fresh Asparagus Mimosa.

Huh ???

burrata on May 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I may be mistaken, but I think that in order to claim preference in hiring, etc., you’re supposed to prove not just ancestry, but current official tribal involvement. Anyone else know?

INC on May 17, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Elizabeth Warren contributed five recipes to “Pow Wow Chow”

Oh, wow, ok. I guess that totally makes her a Cherokee. Pardon me for ever doubting. /

crosspatch on May 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I’d agree but also point out that family lore is not really a sufficient reason to declare yourself Native American on documents involving employment. Didn’t Warren ever pursue recognition as a Cherokee? This is the same thing that brought Ward Churchill down. Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I can’t agree. Cherokee know who they are. If a person grew up around Cherokee like Elizabeth Warren did, she would know if she belonged being counted as one of them.

Elizabeth Warren was in no sense at all “disadvantaged” to grow up with 1/32 Native American blood in Oklahoma City, where most of her classmates had more tribal blood than she did.

So we are supposed to believe she grew up around Cherokees believing she was one, but identified herself as White when she went to school at Rutgers 1973. All because she hadn’t had the opportunity yet, through contributed recipes to a corny cookbook to finally reveal her Cherokee heritage?

We know the Cherokee never identified Elizabeth Warren as Cherokee….so there’s that.

Dr Evil on May 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Filet of Faux-Cahontas.

petefrt on May 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Blame Harvard!
Filling quotas.
Heck, even Obama probably got into Harvard as the Kenyan-born, with citizenship also in Indonesia and the USA, black minority…who happens to study Islam a lot…

albill on May 17, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The cookbook came out two years before Warren started listing herself as “minority” in those professional directories. Does that cut for her or against her?

Against. She could have been setting herself up as showing she had roots in case questions arose later on if she had any ‘legitimate’ claim on the minority status. Or actually, it cuts against her either way… this wasn’t just some “I think it’s in my ancestry,” she was actively acting like she was embracing it yet had done no research whatsoever on whether it was real – does not add up right.

Ukiah on May 17, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Did everyone see this? Cute!

Cindy Munford on May 17, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Let’s be fair. For all the stupidity over her claims of heritage. For all the radical leftist ideas that kept her from getting the job in DC. I’ve not seen one thing that suggests that she is a bad law professor.
Happy Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Other than the lying and misrepresentation???

Or are those considered features, not bugs?

BigWyo on May 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM

The Amazon reviews are great! You can’t make up this kind of stuff on these arrogant progressives. The stories write themselves. All the GOP has to do is start subsidizing popcorn and the election is a cinch.

tpitman on May 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM

The Conservatives strike again!

Look at the reviews!

Hilarious

Key West Reader on May 17, 2012 at 7:19 PM

The cookbook came out two years before Warren started listing herself as “minority” in those professional directories. Does that cut for her or against her? I think the former, just because it shows she also embraced this identity in a context that didn’t involve professional advancement.

I’m going to go the opposite way – to me, this moves her from the professional fraud category into the category of bag-lady level nuts. Seriously, Pow Wow Chow??

WhatSlushfund on May 17, 2012 at 7:28 PM

My sides are splitting with laughter from reading all the amazon reviews. . . if you haven’t, go there NOW and read every single one. . . and hope for more.

Chuckles3 on May 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

I think maybe she spent too much time smoking the peace pipe…or maybe she ate too many Magic Kenyon Mushrooms?

Reality Checker on May 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

How. (I shamelessly stole that from Hawk)

Dingbat63 on May 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM

You guys in Massachusetts should get a group of the whiteist people you know to wear obviously poorly made headdresses and stand outside her headquarters with signs saying “Indians for Elizabeth Warren!”.

MechanicalBill on May 17, 2012 at 7:38 PM

She offered a recipe on herbed tomatoes, touting them as a “great accompaniment to a plain meat and potatoes meal!” She also included a crab with tomato mayonnaise dressing dish and a Mexican oatmeal soup that included oats, onions, tomatoes and chicken broth…

I have to say she appears qualified to be a Senator….. hehehehe…. has anyone asked to see If rESIDENT Barry Can Cook.

donabernathy on May 17, 2012 at 7:43 PM

My question with regards to all this is that even IF her great, great whatever grandmother was Cherokee, since when does 1/32 count as membership of a minority?
Isn’t the point of set asides that they are for people who have suffered discrimination of some sort due to their ethnicity and this is a way of leveling the playing field?
Was there a big wave of discrimination against painfully white women with 1/32 Cherokee blood in the 1980′s that I missed?

Newman65 on May 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Was there a big wave of discrimination against painfully white women with 1/32 Cherokee blood in the 1980′s that I missed?

Newman65 on May 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

There’s a time line.

“white” in 1973 at Rutgers, still “white” in 1981 at U of T, then suddenly minority in 1986 for those professional directories, then suddenly white again in 1995 when she stopped listing herself that way. Wethal on May 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

My Theory “Elizabeth Warren’s Unbearable Paleness Of Being”

Elizabeth Warren grew up in Oklahoma around Cherokee. She is by all accounts an Okie. So she goes off to Rutgers in 1973, and she’s White and an Okie…how do you suppose she got treated in Jersey coming from Oklahoma? Did she get called a hick a few times, folk at Rutger’s look down their noses at her? Next she goes to U of T she’s still White, no problem, Texas isn’t going to make fun of Okies, they are more or less northern Texas GRIN!…but now she’s going back to the North East again to work at UPenn. Does she want to be known as the hick Okie again? Warren knows by experience now what it’s like to live in the NE if you are from the Midwest. Who else lives in Oklahoma? American Indians, and Cherokee Indians are the tribe most people are familiar with by name. I can see Elizabeth Warren preferring Cherokee over “Okie” The Cherokee would be seen as exotic at UPenn, and they have a tragic romantic history, they were victims of Indian depredation, and victim hood is extra bonus points among liberals. Elizabeth Warren could be a brown bird Okie or she could adopt what in the mid 80s would be seen as chic exotic ethnicity well in the NE anyway. In OKC Cherokee are not all that exotic LOL!

Dr Evil on May 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Cindy Munford on May 17, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Or this? http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/14/caption-this-obama-gives-speech-in-front-of-reno-couples-garage-for-some-reason/

How did I mess that up the first time?

Cindy Munford on May 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

My Theory “Elizabeth Warren’s Unbearable Paleness Of Being”

Dr Evil on May 17, 2012 at 8:12 P

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Very plausible. Very.

petefrt on May 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Very plausible. Very.

petefrt on May 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Liberals love affectations and Liz Warren is a Liberal.

Dr Evil on May 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

120 of 121 people found the following review helpful

I made this purchase hoping I would be invited to Indian lunches but I haven’t got past the hot water part.

Out of (19) reviews there was one that was serious and positive. This is how the others rated that review

3 of 41 people found the following review helpful

Still, I’ve yet to find a recipe book I hate…and this is an interesting glimpse in the way these noble people live today.

LOLz!!

pain train on May 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

The Amazon reviews are … what you’d expect.

See them all. There are some good ones.

Tzetzes on May 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

My question with regards to all this is that even IF her great, great whatever grandmother was Cherokee, since when does 1/32 count as membership of a minority?…
Newman65 on May 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Funny in that even amongst the most race-obsessed of past centuries, they didn’t even qualify 1/32hood.

Halfbreed, 1/4 mixed as a Quadroon, 1/8th was an Octoroon, A quinton was a quadroon mating with a full-white, and a 1/16 mixed was a Hexadecaroon. All sorts of partitioning along those lines and even ‘shocking’ plays written on their plights. But 1/32hood, nobody wanted to look that far back in the woodpile

rayra on May 18, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Some real enterprising journalist needs to ask her this question. And, if she hasn’t had the test perhaps the RNC should press her hard to take it. The more she refuses to take the test the worse she looks.

SC.Charlie on May 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Ha, ha, If we wait for the media to ask her the right questions we will be waiting forever. We don’t need the media, get a DNA sample off her coffee cup and create a DNA profile and find out the truth. Nobody needs to ask her permission.

Dollayo on May 18, 2012 at 7:58 AM

SC.Charlie on May 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

There are a set of questions Liz Warren needs asked.

How was it growing up in Oklahoma as a Cherokee? Did you experience any racism?

How was it as a minority were you treated by White Oklahomans?

Why did you identify yourself as White went you went to Rutgers and U of T weren’t you eligible for Minority scholarships? How did you pass for White at those colleges, when you were clearly stated in the Pow Wow Chow recipe contributions, that you are Cherokee?

When you identified yourself at UPenn and Harvard Law as a Cherokee how were you treated? Were you treated poorly or were you treated with deference and given extra advantages as Harvard Law’s First Woman of Color.

Dr Evil on May 18, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I just looked at Amazon.The book sells for $26 worth of beads and wampum.I didn’t see anything about whiskey.

docflash on May 17, 2012 at 6:41 PM

That’s more expensive than Manhattan!

Steve Z on May 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Like Jonah Goldberg said earlier on Twitter, nothing says “bona fide Oklahoma Cherokee” like crab with mayonnaise.

Must be freshwater crab out of the Red River. I couldn’t find the Oklahoma coastline on my map.

Steve Z on May 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

I grew up on the South Canadian River just South of Muskogee. I attended the pow wows several times. We called them ‘pow wows’ back then, in the 50″s…..More redefining of terms to change politicize the terms.

dahni on May 18, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Are you implying that people in New Jersey are less than welcoming to outsiders? :-)
I can’t speak for the Law School (or the Newark campus overall) but when I was there at the New Brunswick Campus in the 1980′s nobody really gave a flip where you were from. I mean we’re from New Jersey, how the heck could we look down on anyone? :-) Now the Law School crowd may be more snootier, but really, Newark is in no position to look down on anyone (especially in the 1970′s).

She found a nice way to enhance her job prospects by claiming “minority status” and it worked. While the Rutgers Law school is fine in its own right, its certainly not a heavy hitter in the rankings. The only place Rutgers-Newark Law School graduates teach currently is Rutgers-Newark Law School, except for her.

But hey Harvard (and Penn before them) got the best of both worlds, they got to hire a “minority” to get people off their backs and did so without having to be around an actual minority. I’d love to see the employment records to see how many real minorities applied for the positions Penn and Harvard gave to her.

Newman65 on May 18, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Newman65 on May 18, 2012 at 3:02 PM

I lived in New York – mid state. I know exactly how warm New Yorkers are to people from the mid west. Elizabeth Warren came in to Rutgers in 1973 from Oklahoma she is an “Okie”. Was she treated like a hick? I don’t know, but I doubt seriously she didn’t get some looks from New Englanders coming in from the Mid West. It looks like she learned how to adapt just fine.

As for Jersey, I love Jersey jokes probably better than I enjoy making Canadian jokes, and I really enjoy making Canadian jokes.

Dr Evil on May 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I’d love to see the employment records to see how many real minorities applied for the positions Penn and Harvard gave to her.

Newman65 on May 18, 2012 at 3:02 PM

You and Me both.

Dr Evil on May 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I used to tell my kids (I now live in So Cal) that really, New Jersey isn’t as bad as you think. Then Jersey Shore came out!

Newman65 on May 18, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Native Americans tend to be over-weight. Is that from eating too much Asparagus Scrambled Eggs with Croutons, Asparagus Vinaigrette, Aspargus with Hollandaise, and Fresh Asparagus Mimosa?

Colony14 on May 18, 2012 at 4:44 PM