Elizabeth Warren, Woman of Color
Elizabeth Warren was once a woman of color? I guess it depends on how you define color:
…a 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described her as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color,” based, according to the notes at the bottom of the story, on a “telephone interview with Michael Chmura, News Director, Harvard Law (Aug. 6, 1996).”
The mention was in the middle of a lengthy and heavily-annotated Fordham piece on diversity and affirmative action and women. The title of the piece, by Laura Padilla, was “Intersectionality and positionality: Situating women of color in the affirmative action dialogue.”
Intersectionality and positionality? If Naomi Riley is available to mock Laura Padilla, I’d say she could start with affirmative action “programs [that] are often slipshod, academically non-rigorous, and repositories for “grievance” politics.”
But I digress on Warren as a woman of color. White is a color.
And she might have a freckle or something.
(Not that I’d know or want to know…in fact, eww.)