Incidentally, what is it about claiming a connection to an American Indian tribe that makes even the most politically-correct among us completely uninhibited about trotting out what -- in any other context -- would be deemed a racist stereotype? The President writes,
If asked, Toot [Obama’s maternal grandmother, Madelyne Payne Dunham] would turn her head in profile to show off her beaked nose, which, along with a pair of jet-black eyes, was offered as proof of Cherokee blood.
And who can forget Elizabeth Warren's famous proffer that her grandfather had high cheekbones -- "like all the Indians do"?
"Beaked" noses? "Jet-black eyes"? "High cheekbones"? Really?