From the Harvard Crimson October 22, 1996:
Law students said they want to learn from a variety of perspectives and approaches to the law.
“A black male from a lower socioeconomic background will approach the study of constitutional law in a different way from a white upper-class male,” Reyes said.
Some students also supported curricular changes, citing the dearth of course offerings in feminist jurisprudence, gender discrimination and sexuality.
“Faculty diversity and curricular diversity go hand in hand,” Reyes said. “The hiring committee loves to hire corporation and tax professors,” who are predominantly “white males.”
Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law David B. Wilkins ’77 called this statement an “oversimplification” but expressed his support for increased representation of minorities.
“The fact that there never have been Asian Americans, Native Americans, gays, lesbians, Latinos, Latinas and women of color [on the faculty] is a subject of major concern,” said Wilkins, who is black.
Of 71 current Law School professors and assistant professors, 11 are women, five are black, one is Native American and one is Hispanic, said Mike Chmura, spokesperson for the Law School.
Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American.
Go here to read the rest. Well, since she was born in these United States, I guess Warren would qualify as a Native American. She was also described as Harvard law school’s first female professor of color in a Fordham Law Review article from 1997. Go here to read about it. I guess we can give them that, so long as the color is albino.