One can only wonder what Ms. Warren's DNA would indicate. But, absent any empirical proof of a person's lineage, there is a common sense way to look at minority status. That is, would the person be perceived as being a minority by the average person. If not, they would not be subject to discrimination or the other adverse impacts resulting from that status. Absent adverse impact, the issue of protected status is moot. Ms. Warren obviously would not be subject to any of the issues for which Native American advocate.