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Appearing in Brookline, Massachusetts for a Senate campaign event, Elizabeth Warren stonewalled questions about her supposed Cherokee ancestry. She has maintained that she does have Cherokee ancestry despite all evidence to the contrary.
This was her first public appearance in a week. She was accosted by a reporter, and consistently attempted to redirect the questioner to another topic. REPORTER: Elizabeth, can you put this issue to bed and tell us wheter or not you are in fact a member of a minority group? Warren stutters for a moment, then answers:
Originally posted by anon72
Seems like the bigger Pathological Liar the better you move ahead in
the Dem PartyGOVERNMENT.
Originally posted by anon72
If she wins... it will say a lot about the folks of MASS... IMO
Originally posted by AshleyD
Apparently she does have Cherokee in her lineage and was born in Oklahoma. Obviously she is not part of the Native American community so it looks like she embellished part of her history to make more of it than it was.
But... this story actually says a lot about America. What is wrong with our nation when some have to fib or reply 'no answer' on race when dealing with education, jobs, surveys, etc. because they are worried they might miss out since they don't help fill some quota?
Then it appears she was paraded around by Harvard for her 'minority status.' Would she have gotten that far in her career had she not?
Anyways, I'm not really that upset about it. She has it in her lineage and it was obviously important to her and something she felt was part of her history. I think this whole debacle says more about our obsession with race and classifying everyone and filling quotas than it does about her.
Blood Quantum Laws or Indian Blood Laws is an umbrella term that describes legislation enacted in the United States to define membership in Native American tribes or nations. "Blood quantum" refers to describing the degree of ancestry for an individual of a specific racial or ethnic group, for instance, 1/4 Omaha tribe.
Its use started in 1705 when Virginia adopted laws which limited colonial civil rights of Native Americans and persons of half or more Native American ancestry. The concept of blood quantum was not widely applied until the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. The government used it to establish which individuals could be recognized as Native American and be eligible for financial and other benefits under treaties that were made, or sales of land. Since that time, however, Native American nations have re-established their own rules for tribal membership, which vary among them. In the early 21st century these rules have been used to exclude people who had previously been considered members, such as in the case of the Cherokee Freedmen.
Blood quantum laws
... Warren, now running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, told Politico as recently as May 15 that she had “no idea” why a Harvard Law School spokesman called her a “woman of color” in a 1996 Harvard Crimson article and a 1997 Fordam Law Review article. However, a 1993 issue of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal suggests that she knew very well indeed.
An article, “Women of Color in Legal Academia: A Biographic and Bibliographic Guide,” which was published by the Harvard Women’s Law Journal (since renamed the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender) in its Spring 1993 edition (Volume 16), lists Warren as one of approximately 250 “women of color” in legal academia.
It was written by the editors and staff of the journal, comprised of Harvard Law students. Peggy R. Smith, now a professor at Washington University Law School, was that year’s Editor, and Jennifer Taub, now a professor at Vermont Law School, was that year’s Recent Developments Editor. You can see the entire edition below.
Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren Listed as 'Woman of Color' by Harvard Journal in 1993
“She falsely describes herself as a minority and some of the schools where she worked relied on that information to misrepresent the diversity of their faculty,” Brown said to the Boston Globe. “I call on Harvard President [Drew] Faust to immediately correct the record with the relevant federal agencies and uphold Harvard’s 400-year-old tradition of abiding by the truth.”
Despite Brown’s prior demands that Harvard come clean about its use of Warren for federal diversity purposes, Harvard has stonewalled.
Scott Brown: Harvard Lied to the Feds About Warren's Cherokee Ancestry