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Racial Preferences: Unfair and Ridiculous

Stormvetprime Wrote: May 07, 2012 7:52 AM
I can respect that attitude but as a white person, I don't see the relevance of what far-past history has to do with anything, whether one person of color exploits it or not. Europeans started coming to North America in the late 15th century, and the United States (and its specific history) did begin until the late 18th century. Back then territory anywhere in the world was ruled by conquest and, no offense to the Indians, but they didn't do themselves any favors by remaining a "low hanging fruit" group of disparate tribes with no technology. And the Anasazi's would probably disagree with the "peaceful natives" ploy. But wait, they can't, their "fellow peaceful Indians" exterminated them in the 1200's.

Washington Post editorial writer and liberal blogger Jonathan Capehart is puzzled. Why does the "non-issue" of Harvard Law professor and Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry "require so much attention?" he asked last week.

When Warren was teaching at Pennsylvania, Texas and Houston law schools, she identified herself as Indian -- or, to be politically correct, Native American.

Then she was hired at Harvard and dropped the Native American from her biographical description. Harvard Law today says it has one faculty member of Native American heritage. But it won't say which one.

Capehart argues that...