Elizabeth Warren’s DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

20 October, 2018, 05:46 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Trump calls Elizabeth Warren ‘total fraud,’ offers to give DNA test himself

Warren claims to be Native American with the most ridiculous and not to mention the racist idea of the One Drop Rule-you know, the one from Jim Crow laws that determined if you're African-American.

At Harvard Law, she was touted as its first female faculty member of color. In fact, the more important factor is connections to a documented Cherokee ancestor. Based on these results, her father's parents would have had to identify her from her 1/512 native heritage.

"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".

Mullin predicted that Warren's DNA theatrics are "going to hurt her" if she does end up running for president in 2020. If anything, the DNA test proved nothing. "Phony!" Trump tweeted, later calling on Warren to "apologize for perpetrating this fraud". As a result, no consumer DNA test can prove a person's Native American ancestry. An overture to the Native American community would give her a fresh slate with which to build a legacy and serve to clearly define her.

"At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren", the 51-year-old captioned a photo of him grinning next to a statue of a Native American at the California theme park.

Listing herself as "Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee" in a 1984 Native American cookbook entitled "Pow Wow Chow".

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. also mentioned in a statement that DNA tests can not give evidence to lay claim to a certain tribe.

In the interview, the Cambridge Democrat, who has said she will "take a hard look" at running for president after November 6, placed the DNA results within the context of other recent moves she's made to open her background to outside scrutiny. "Senator Elizabeth Warren does not claim to be a citizen of any tribal nation, and she is not a citizen of the Eastern Band", Eastern Band Principal Chief Richard Sneed told the outlet.


Warren promptly tweeted her charity of choice: The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.

"The report by Carlos Bustamante, a distinguished Stanford University DNA ancestry expert, concluded that although "the vast majority" of Warren's ancestry is European", the test results also "strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor". (According to Quora, "The Cherokee Nation released a statement that indicated that DNA testing is NOT recognized in any way as validating membership in Cherokee citizenship and is in fact implying or portraying it as such is damaging to their sovereignty.") While Warren is not claiming citizenship how does her personal claim move the conversation about race, ethnicity, identity and inclusiveness forward? "The percentage of Native American DNA in her genome does not shrink as you go back generations". No American Indian tribe considers an individual with between 1/64 and 1/1,024 blood to be a member of the tribe.

"She only claimed it when she was in her late 30s and beginning to climb the law professor ladder from the University of Texas to Harvard", Jacobson said.

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 can't call her Pocahontas anymore, ' he added.

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

"I'm not enrolled in a tribe, and only tribes determine tribal citizenship", Warren said in the video.

Warren, who grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, said her mother and father were forced to elope because of her mother's heritage.

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