Many Americans claim to have Cherokee ancestors and many Americans do have them. But really, who gives a ****? Why does she have to prove it? Does this have some baring on Politics and running for office? I mean, what does NOT proving it, prove?
Sheesh, it's not like she and/or her staff is being investigated for embezzlement of veterans funds like, say.....Scott Walker's is. Ya know?
Silly poor people
Tax cuts are for the rich!
[QUOTE=Flippinfunky;1060563602][FONT=Lucida Sans Unicode] Many Americans claim to have Cherokee ancestors and many Americans do have them. But really, who gives a ****? Why does she have to prove it? Does this have some baring on Politics and running for office? I mean, what does NOT proving it, prove?
Actual Native Americans care.
But opportunities for exploitation abound. National Public Radio reported that last year, before the Warren imbroglio, the Coalition of Bar Associations of Color passed a resolution condemning "fraudulent self-identification as Native American on applications for higher education." The practice, it said, had grown "pervasive." According to the coalition, between 1990 and 2000, about 2,500 Native American students graduated from accredited U.S. law schools. During that same period, the U.S. Census reported an increase of just 228 Native American lawyers nationwide. The disparity suggests that some graduates may have self-reported to the Census as one race, and to their law schools as another.
The Boston Globe reported that Warren claimed no minority status in applying to college or law school. Her application to Rutgers University Law School, which Warren attended, included the question: "Are you interested in applying for admission under the Program for Minority Group Students?" Warren answered, "No."
If only the GOP were more interested in policy here. I wonder why they aren't? This non-issue continues to be a non-issue.
The undated document, obtained by the Globe through a public records request, supports Warren’s statement that she did not present herself as a Native American when hired for that job. But it leaves open the question of why she later listed herself as a minority in a legal directory often consulted by hiring deans.
Records shed light on Elizabeth Warren?s minority status - Page 2 - Boston.com
As far as your assumptions as to why she marked her heritage later in the job market... well, they are assumptions and of course the worst kind of assumptions you can come up with.
How is this post:
The Reverend Eugene F Rivers is a Republican - just saying
the only other black minister quoted, identifies himself as an "independent".
We may have here an attempt by the "librul media" to use only two men as providing support for what a much larger group is thinking.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822