Why wasn’t Senator Elizabeth Warren laughed out of the room when she starting calling herself an American Indian just because she might have an American Indian ancestor generations ago?
She’s referred to herself as a Cherokee, and a Fordham University law review article referred to her as a “woman of color.”
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 15, 2018
The Cherokee Nation released a statement on Warren’s DNA test “proving” President Donald Trump wrong that she’s lying:
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Let’s be clear. Warren called herself a Cherokee, not merely claimed that she had American Indian ancestry.
Warren identified herself as a “Native American” in the Association of American Law Schools Directory of law professors from 1986 to 1995. When she was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Warren told the school to change her race from white to “Native American” on the list of faculty. In a cookbook of five Indian tribes, Warren contributed a recipe and signed off as “Elizabeth Warren – Cherokee.”
Imagine if a white Republican woman had been claiming for decades, not that she had an American Indian or two in her family background, but that she was, in fact, and American Indian “woman of color” herself. Did Warren benefit from racial preferences for claiming to be “Native American”?
Deneen Borelli of the Conservative Review has a small percentage of European DNA. What if she were to call herself white? The world would laugh, right?
“All I need to do is ignore the 94 percent of my DNA traced to sub-Saharan Africa, and use the four percent trace to Europe,” just as Warren is doing. And why not? If Warren can get away with it, why can’t Borelli?
It’s obvious why the senator has been making this claim all these years, but Borelli breaks it dow. Not only is Warren a fraud, Borelli said, she’s also a hypocrite.
“If Elizabeth Warren is Cherokee, then I’m white!”
Warren is ignoring the majority of her DNA, and promoting the minority — and @deneenborelli can too, right?
— CRTV (@CRTV) October 17, 2018