. ‘I am a White person’: UC Berkeley scholar apologizes for wrongly claiming to be Native American her ‘whole life’ « JO LEE MAGAZINE

EAST BAY TIMES – After Elizabeth Hoover was hired as an associate professor by UC Berkeley in 2020, the anthropologist was mentioned in the campus media as one of the small but growing number of Native American scholars who could help make the campus a more welcoming place for learning and research into Native American history, culture and contemporary issues. But that promise is now mired in controversy, with Hoover admitting she’s “a White person” who “incorrectly” claimed to be Native American for her “whole life.”

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