BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is calling on Harvard University to “correct the record” after reporting for six years that it had a Native American among the top staff at its law school.
Brown said Friday the school may have violated federal guidelines by making the claim on mandated diversity statistics in an apparent reference to Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren.
Warren has said she wasn’t aware Harvard was promoting her as Native American, but the Boston Globe reports the statistics are typically based on how employees describe themselves.
Warren says her mother told her of her Native American heritage, but her campaign has been unable to offer direct documentary proof.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports
Harvard didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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