Senator Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage

Senator Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage

Until now, Warren said she had nothing to back up her claim except family lore, stories told within her family in Oklahoma and passed along through generations. "She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American", Trump wrote.

Yet, Warren felt the need to use her Native American heritage to secure some perceived access and privileges that she thought a minority status confers.

"There was so little!"

Allowing herself to be listed as a "Native American in federal forms filed by the law schools at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania where she worked". Trump called her a "phony", while Sen.

The President's latest triumph in this regard is the revelation of the results of Senator Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren's DNA test. And most of us are also African-American or Hispanic. In an essay on CNN's website, Moya-Smith, whose forthcoming book is titled, "Your Spirit Animal is a Jackass", echoes other Native American writers and activists who decry Warren's absence on issues of great concern to tribal communities, including poverty, education, pipeline incursion controversies and crises of high sexual assault rates on reservations.

I guess Warren felt that her - as the left would describe it - "white privilege" was not enough to help advance up the academic ranks fast enough.

The DNA test that Sen. If this was Warren's attempt to stop Trump's schoolyard taunts (as if) and tip opinion in her favor, it was a spectacular failure.

But the act of striking a bargain with the devil blinded Warren to this truth: if identity politics derives its power from race and only race, then how can it ever truly move us Americans beyond race to a better and more just society?

Warren said in her video that her ancestry is a matter of family folklore and that she understands that only tribes determine tribal citizenship.

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My great-grandmother was half Creek, the daughter of a slave and a Native American who owned a plantation along the Chattahoochee River in Heard County, Ga. As the sole Native American, Warren became the "first woman of color".

Throughout my childhood, I witnessed many incidences of racism - whether they were directed at me, my sister, or my father.

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".

On Monday, Warren, a senator from MA, revealed the results of a DNA test she said bolsters her claims of Native American ancestry. Warren can not claim to be Cherokee and make it so.

Nor does the existence of a remote ancestor give any support to Warren's past claim that her parents had to elope because her dad's parents didn't want him marrying a woman who was "part Cherokee and part DE". Cherokee Nation officials have said the tribe does not use DNA tests to establish membership, and that the claim cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper ties to their Indian past.

"We viewed her as a woman candidate, and a white woman candidate", he said. Wherever I was (I lived in four countries along the way), I knew I was an outsider. In 2012, she admitted that she did so "in the hopes that might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon a group something with people who are like I am". Like many a politician before her, she seems to think that if she keeps defending herself from ridicule, the charge will go away.

Trump thanked the Cherokee Nation on Twitter Tuesday for "revealing that Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, is a complete and total Fraud!"

"For a senator, in this context, on this ongoing back-and-forth political fight, to talk about DNA", he said, "it really undermines tribal interest, frankly".

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