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Wow: Warren Now Says She Self-Identified as Native American to...Make Friends

Dave3678 Wrote: May 03, 2012 3:01 PM
I think Ms. Warren missed the boat in trying to defend herself by saying that she has American Indian ancestry. My oldest child is about to start the college application process. I've seen applications both ways. Some have a check box for "Native American" and others, for "American Indian." Since my son was born in North Carolina, that makes him a 100% native American, although he has zero American Indian blood. I've often thought about checking the Native American boxes in hopes that I can get some politically-correct scholarship money flowing my way. If the left can commandeer words and phrases for their own agenda, why can't I use them for mine? (I guess Ms. Warren wouldn't be allowed to admit that, eh?)
wiseone Wrote: May 03, 2012 3:09 PM
All she had to do was check the box that said "Other". If there was then a space to "Specify" she could have written "unknown."

The law is that you don't have to tell anybody anything about your heritage. In construction we have joked for decades that federal EEO officers demand that we comply with quotas when we're not legally allowed ask guys what their ethnicity is. This leads to the farce of an EEO officer asking me how many of my crew were ethnic minorities and me telling we had six. When he asked me how I knew I said three of them told me they were American Indians, one of them is black, and there are two with Hispanic surnames.

Then he asked me if any had shown me any documentation. I reminded him that I'm not allowed to ask.
Liz772 Wrote: May 03, 2012 3:42 PM
By checking "other" could it also mean "subhuman, democrat lying scumbag?"

A surreal update to my item from yesterday, which posed two questions about the curious case of Elizabeth Warren, alleged "Native American."  The first: If Warren never, ever, ever would have exploited her possible heritage for career advancement, why did Warren classify herself as a Native American in 1986?  The second: Why did she remove that label nine years later -- after she'd achieved tenure at Harvard?  Yesterday evening, the candidate answered both curiosities.  I swear I am not making this up:

“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might...