In March, I covered Elizabeth Warren blaming her family for making her think she was an American Indian.
What if they’d told her she was Chinese?
Did they not have mirrors in Oklahoma? Or Massachusetts? Or anywhere else she’s lived?
As reported by Fox, on Thursday at a town hall event in New Hampshire, the idea resurfaced. A woman inquired of the 2020 hopeful about “honesty” regarding her heritage:
“How do you overcome the bridge with voters like me who like you, who like your plans, who like what you have to say but I have concerns about your honesty?”
Elizabeth Radecic, who asked the question, explained that — as a mother to two black children — she’d grown to further appreciate Affirmative Action. Squaw Warren had, in Radecic’s view, disrespected such programs by claiming she was an Indian in order to snag a Harvard job.
Elizabeth W. tried to woke up in front of the crowd.
She also gave a nod to the DNC’s return to the days of segregation — there are only two races: white and non-white, now called “people of color.”
“[I] shouldn’t have done it. I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe and I’ve apologized for any confusion over tribal sovereignty, tribal citizenship, and any harm caused by that.”
Oddly, the senator released DNA testing results not so long ago, which revealed she was as little a 1/1,024 American Indian (more here).
Somehow, that proved she was a descendant of a tribe.
Activist Rebecca Nagle excoriated the release:
Last week a Federal judge ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional bc Natives are a race, not a political group. #ElizabethWarren DNA test comes on the heals of this devastating decision and promotes harmful myths about Native identity.
— Rebecca Nagle (@rebeccanagle) October 15, 2018
“Native,” of course, is a misuse of the term. All who are born in the U.S. are native Americans. The American Indians were not, as the idea goes, originally from North America. Experts believe they came to the North American continent from Asia via the Bering Strait (read more here).
We’re all descendants of migrants. And we’re (virtually) all Native Americans. And Elizabeth Warren is very silly.
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