Why Did Elizabeth Warren Take Part In A ‘Critical Race Theory’ Seminar?

Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren (D.-Mass.) (File photo) and statue of Pocahontas at Historic Jamestowne (Big League Politics photo by Kari Donovan)

Elizabeth Warren, while teaching at Harvard, argued in a paper that black and Hispanic families are disadvantaged by tax codes and “far more vulnerable to the financial difficulties facing every family.”

Warren obtained her position at Harvard Law School by stating that she was a Native American, effectively depriving minority academics of the chance to teach at the nation’s most prestigious law school.

Warren wrote a paper in 2004 after attending a March 2004 seminar entitled “Critical Race Theory: The Next Frontier,” in which she participated in a Moot Court procession.

Critical Race Theory is a movement tied to “Global Social Theory.” Its tenets were most recently defined in 2015 by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, who stated: 1. Racism is ‘embedded in the structure of society’. 2. Racism has a ‘material foundation. 3. Racism changes and develops over different times. 4. Racism is often ascribed a degree of rationality. 5. Racism has a contemporary basis.”

Elizabeth Warren wrote a paper entitled “The Economics of Race: When Making it to the Middle Is Not Enough.”

“A growing body of work examines how black families are having much greater difficulty accumulating wealth and how tax codes or other seemingly neutral statutes systematically disadvantage black families,” Warren wrote in her paper.

“Hispanic and black homeowners face sharply increased risks of filing for bankruptcy as compared to their white counterparts. “These data reinforce the view that middle class Hispanic and blacks are far more vulnerable to the financial difficulties facing every family,” Warren wrote in her paper.

Elizabeth Warren attended the seminar “Critical Race Theory” on March 19, 2004 at Lexington, Virginia’s Washington and Lee University.


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