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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 01:08 PM Feb 2019

In defense of Elizabeth Warren....personal experience [View all]

I am hoping Biden runs.. because I truly feel we will need someone with his experience in the Executive Branch to hit the ground running to save what is left of our government..

Having said that..Not for a New York second do I believe E.Warren purposely tried to mislead anyone.. She (just like me) had been told all her life that she had Native American ancestry.. so did I.. either one fourth or one eighth Cherokee.. everyone in our family laid claim to our Native American ancestry.. then 23 and me gave us all a whole new DNA history... we were not not one inkling Native American.. where did all those traits we saw in each other that we identified as Native American come from.. our straight black hair, high cheekbones, and almond eyes.. blue not brown.. but almond shaped none the less..

She made a claim to her heritage in the 80's... God knows I have..but we are 85% Irish and English.. we all knew that we had that Irish heritage.. but no Native American.. in fact E. Warren does have some claim to Native heritage

So in the age of Ancestry.Com.. we can be self sanctimonious and demand perfection from someone who did not have that accessible to them.. berate them, and let a President make racially insensitive comments calling her Pocahontas..

Give E. Warren a break.. its tough to lose part of the identity you were always told you had.. trust me.. I know.. She did not try and take advantage of tribal membership.. just like us.. it was just a proud part of her history, that her family always told her..

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what pisses me off is that we as a country decide things like tax rates on the basis of this crap. unblock Feb 2019 #1
boy, well said. ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #8
I couldn't have said it better myself n/t ZeroSomeBrains Feb 2019 #25
Yes!! Well said mountain grammy Feb 2019 #37
This!!!! Charlotte Little Feb 2019 #66
My thought on this is mainstreetonce Feb 2019 #2
I agree PatSeg Feb 2019 #67
Too many are trying to make an issue of it Bradshaw3 Feb 2019 #3
At the end of the day, the voters will decide. nt LexVegas Feb 2019 #4
How many people are like this person? eissa Feb 2019 #5
Being told you are a different kind of white person is a little different. nt LexVegas Feb 2019 #6
You Know This RobinA Feb 2019 #16
But when a form asks for race TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #18
I Do. RobinA Feb 2019 #55
White people's ancestry HAS been infinitely more important than any non-Whites Caliman73 Feb 2019 #68
Warren relayed a family history of Native ancestry gratuitous Feb 2019 #7
I believe (and please correct me if I am wrong) ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #11
I don't know about Harvard gratuitous Feb 2019 #13
Wait, what? SCOTT BROWN started the "Pocohantas" thing? maddiemom Feb 2019 #40
Yes ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #45
Yes, and his supporters did the woo-woo yell and hatchet-wave gesture at her. Nice, right? Hekate Feb 2019 #65
This message was self-deleted by its author Ferryboat Feb 2019 #60
THIS Ferryboat Feb 2019 #62
I had a similar experience. hopeforchange2008 Feb 2019 #9
It's like political polling customerserviceguy Feb 2019 #57
I was told we had Asian ancestry. I believed it because....my mom was a Korean woman. LexVegas Feb 2019 #10
I think it was intentionally misleading. Her parents aren't native, she knows nothing of SweetieD Feb 2019 #12
she NEVER claimed to be Native American - on edit, I was not correct on this point ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #14
Wait. She didn't print "Native American" on her Bar application? Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2019 #15
I don't know if it was the bar application or some other test or what ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #17
Should Obama's mother described herself as black? Like on applications under race put black? SweetieD Feb 2019 #23
what you seem to be suggesting is if Obama was asked what his heritage was ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #27
She wrote it out. Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2019 #26
whoa ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #28
The only thing I can figure is she was a Republican at that point. Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2019 #35
yeah, bizarre ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #36
I like her too. Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2019 #38
It has Race: _________ and she wrote in American Indian (no multiple checkbox stuff) progree Feb 2019 #34
It the question was "check all that apply", then I think this is case closed. LisaM Feb 2019 #50
This message was self-deleted by its author druidity33 Feb 2019 #47
You are a couple days behind on the news cycle. Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2019 #51
Yeah, seeing it now... nt. druidity33 Feb 2019 #52
She was wrong for putting down Native American as her race on the Texas bar SweetieD Feb 2019 #20
need documentation of both of those claims please ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #21
Google it. It came out a few days ago. Both the application and her response to it. SweetieD Feb 2019 #24
She knew it wouldn't benefit her. My husband was filling out forms in the same era, pnwmom Feb 2019 #43
As someone who's more that 5/8 Ojibwe, I don't think she intentionally misled anybody. I'm much catbyte Feb 2019 #53
My grandmother was one half Crow. Born in Lodge Grass, Montana, in the 1880's. panader0 Feb 2019 #19
She never claimed to be native american - on edit, that's not true, thanks for the info ProfessorPlum Feb 2019 #22
How about when she applied for the State Bar of Texas? panader0 Feb 2019 #29
Yes she did LongtimeAZDem Feb 2019 #30
See #17 above. She wrote "American Indian" as her race. SharonClark Feb 2019 #31
I think the issue is not that she thought that she had Native American ancestry frazzled Feb 2019 #32
"...just a little scared at the thought of being so inbred." LOL! deurbano Feb 2019 #58
my uncle told me in 1979 they had a grandmother who was Cherokee demigoddess Feb 2019 #33
I once checked Eskimo on a University form. Scruffy1 Feb 2019 #39
Same here. BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #41
Just because NA doesnt show up in a DNA test doesn't mean you don't have NA ancestry... WePurrsevere Feb 2019 #42
I don't know how much we can trust DNA tests IronLionZion Feb 2019 #44
Huh? shanti Feb 2019 #49
Not for ancestry. People have gotten different results from different companies IronLionZion Feb 2019 #54
I've taken both shanti Feb 2019 #56
The limits of ancestry DNA tests, explained IronLionZion Feb 2019 #59
Well said. This has LOSING ISSUE written all over it for Republicans. sandensea Feb 2019 #46
I took the 23nme test too shanti Feb 2019 #48
The reason I cannot get bent over Elizabeth Warren's DNA snafu is . . . personal experience peggysue2 Feb 2019 #61
I have a Choctaw g-g-grandmother, Who may or may not be Choctaw. nolabear Feb 2019 #63
Yeah, me too. TomSlick Feb 2019 #64
It is amazing to me that so many have had the same experience! NT Peacetrain Feb 2019 #69
Call Trump " the Swede" McCamy Taylor Feb 2019 #70
Brilliant!! Peacetrain Feb 2019 #71
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