Well, most of us have heard of Elizabeth Warren, current Democrat Senator for Massachusetts. Or as some have come to know her, Pocahontas or Fauxcahontas. I guess in attempt to strike back at Trump and pave a way for her presidential run in 2020, she decided to finally take that DNA test people were asking her to take to prove her Cherokee heritage. Turns out, people were right to mock her for claiming to be a minority to gain a better position in life. According to the results, she could be anywhere from 1/64th to 1/1024th Native American. Best case scenario, she is 1.56% Native American. But, should could very well be 0.098%. Of course, either is way too small to legally claim anything. And she even had to the gall to put up a vid on Youtube trumpeting the results. I think in many American's eyes, she just became a bigger joke than she already was. And I bet it will be her primary opponents who will be trumpeting that vid, not her, come 2020.
To make matters worst, the Cherokee Nation actually came out against her claims. "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. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."
I think the most pathetic part, however, is the fact that many Dems are actually backing her up. Defending her use of her supposed heritage to get positions at various colleges, meaning she actually took those jobs from true minorities, and instead using it to bash Trump for some bet he said he would make with her if she became the Democratic nominee. Really, if less than 2% of minority DNA is needed to call ourselves minorities, then all Americans should be able to do so. I guess that does mean no more racism. Of course, that doesn't bode well for identity politics.Last edited by thismeintiel - on 16 October 2018