Feb 5, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Elizabeth Warren listed “American Indian” as her race in 1986, document shows

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.). Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Sen. Elizabeth Warren listed her race as American Indian on her registration card for the State Bar of Texas in 1986, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: The Post notes that there's "no indication Warren had anything to gain by reporting herself as Native American," as the registration claims the "information is statistical purposes only." However, the disclosure comes just days after Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test in an effort to prove her Native American ancestry, a move that prompted significant backlash ahead of her decision to run for president in 2020

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