View Poll Results: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

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  • Absolutely not -- part of her family denies it.

    7 7.14%
  • Absolutely -- part of her family says it's true.

    1 1.02%
  • How the hell would I know?

    29 29.59%
  • I don't see why this is so unbelievable.

    7 7.14%
  • Who cares?

    64 65.31%
  • No, seriously, this is the least important issue in the history of anything ever.

    35 35.71%
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well she claimed she was American Indian on job applications to Universities she taught at.
    I'm familiar with the "scandal."
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Do you care if she lied about it, meaning that she was falsely seeking racial advantage, harming the credibility of the system of affirmative action while also presumably denying a spot to the next actual minority in line, for her own professional and financial benefit?
    I dont know if she lied about it, dont know if she is part Native American, etc, and quite honestly dont really care.


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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Do you care if she lied about it, meaning that she was falsely seeking racial advantage, harming the credibility of the system of affirmative action while also presumably denying a spot to the next actual minority in line, for her own professional and financial benefit?
    I don't know if she lied about it.
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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    She seemed to honestly believe it and considers it part of her racial identity, I don't really have any basis to truly doubt her.

    Then again, if we were going by the standard numerous posters were pushing just a few months back in terms of polls on certain native american related issues, unless she's officially recognized as a member of a tribe and actively living such a "lifestyle", or is full blooded, then she isn't a "real" native american. However I don't hold a that kind of opinion regarding peoples claims regarding native american heritage.

    So I'd say...based on what her family has said, she may be, she may not be, but I think she honestly believes she is so don't really think much further about it.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Do you care if she lied about it, meaning that she was falsely seeking racial advantage, harming the credibility of the system of affirmative action while also presumably denying a spot to the next actual minority in line, for her own professional and financial benefit?
    I don't know that she lied, but IIRC Scott Brown tried to win the election on this issue. Scum bag.


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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    No, the definition of Native American is not just ancestry, but also tribal membership for many tribes. A 100% white or 100% black person can be a "Native American" by their ancestry or in the present in many tribes. Unlike most "races," many tribes did not see people in racial terms, but in community or social terms. There is a distinction between what the government definitions of who is a Native American - and what various tribes say who is and isn't one of them. In addition, many Native Americans do not see themselves all as generically the same, while the government and most people do.

    She is not Native American by either measure.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't know that she lied, but IIRC Scott Brown tried to win the election on this issue. Scum bag.
    The award for partisan message of the day is yours. It is a "scumbag" thing for a candidate to do to point out the other candidate is lying - but lying is just fine. At least you admit you are absolutely indifferent to truth, rather it's just who your team leaders are.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The award for partisan message of the day is yours. It is a "scumbag" thing for a candidate to do to point out the other candidate is lying - but lying is just fine. At least you admit you are absolutely indifferent to truth, rather it's just who your team leaders are.
    What evidence do you or for that matter Scott Brown have that she lied?


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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    I don't know about her, but I myself am 1/16 Slapasquaw.
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: Is Elizabeth Warren part Native American?

    How the hell would I know?

    (That was my poll answer)
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