Elizabeth Warren it's okay to be White | Writing My Mind
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 20, 2018,
Oct 20, 2018, 2:24
At the same time, the report could embolden critics by showing only trace amounts of that heritage - which Republicans have charged she used to advance her career at Harvard.
Following yesterday's impromptu press conference, in which Trump gave his Who Cares? response to Warren's just-announced DNA results, Warren quickly turned the president's words into a fundraising move, a tweeted video called "This Is What Lying Looks Like".
"For [Warren], they're just stories".
If only Elizabeth Warren would admit the same.
Warren (D-Mass.) released a campaign video featuring a genealogy expert explaining that she has an estimated one Native ancestor. If they weren't then claiming her Native American lineage seems to be an attempt to claim herself as "other" in order to appear relatable to minorities or even worse to take advantage of any benefits.
Warren has claimed to be Native American on a number of occasions, including after she was hired by the University of Pennsylvania.
Monday night Warren tweeted, "At the end of the day, I trust the people of MA to look at the facts about who I am and how I've lived my life and make their own judgment about me". "Like many other Americans, she has a family story of Cherokee and DE ancestry and evidence of Native ancestry".
Many scientists believe DNA tests are imprecise, and Native American groups generally don't consider them relevant in claiming tribal heritage anyway. She's the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, and her work has long focused on the place of DNA in determining Indigenous belonging.
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. released a statement about the results, CNN reported. Large media institutions have done more than anyone, including President Trump, to destroy their reputations with the American people.
When asked whether, based on the results, she made a mistake identifying herself as Native American as a law professor, Warren expressed regret but stopped short of admitting error. "And at this point, it has gotten to the point where it is ... disgusting to me and to the rest of the Native Americans, especially those of us inside the Cherokee Nation", Mullin said. He's scared. He's trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself. Warren has far less than one percent Native American ancestry, and that her genetic makeup is perhaps similar to that of the average white person in the U.S.
In 1996, as Harvard Law School was being criticized for lacking diversity, "a spokesman for the law school told the Harvard Crimson that Warren was Native American".
"I think she's guilty of claiming she's an American Indian but has no proof - and then [is] using it for applications for college and political reasons", she said.
Warren has denied using her heritage to get ahead, and the Globe's research found that it was not considered by the Harvard or Penn faculties or those who admitted her to law school at Rutgers University or offered her jobs at the University of Houston or the University of Texas.