How can anyone respect Elizabeth Warren knowing she lied about Native American heritage in order to qualify for a job?
If anyone reads my content here, they’ll know I talk about this phenomenon of White (and Black) Americans falsely claiming to be “Cherokee” or have some degree of Native Americans ancestry, all the damn time. And yes, it is usually just false family lore. That’s just the blunt facts.However, as much as I discuss this kind of thing in my content (along with VERY detailed information about Warren’s specific claims), I have never seen any evidence that she claimed it in order to qualify for a job. In fact, I see no evidence that it came into the hiring process at all.What I actually see is what might be called a box checker. Meaning, this was part of a demographic or record keeping sort of deal. It’s sort of like the federal Census form or any other personnel information document that is filled out by the individual, applicant or employee. This is simply based on self-identification.In that respect, Warren is no different than the millions of Americans that recycle these unsupported - and usually false - family myths.This is extremely common!However, the only reason this got latched onto is because it is now part of a partisan battle.So, she’s entrenched in her position that this is just “part of my heritage” (and ain’t nobody gonna take that away from her!). It apparently doesn’t require anything other than the recitation of the lore or claim that there is blood back there “somewhere.” No real ancestry or affiliation to a tribe is required. It’s a sort of independent endeavor.And on the other hand, conservative enemies have latched onto a narrative that they like.But, they are also somewhat delusional or self-selecting narratives that suit their personal psychological needs. Bear in mind, many of these folks that latch onto this anti-Warren rhetoric are staunch right-wing partisans. They are the folks that elected Trump, so they actually have no claim to moral principles anyway.One side (Warren) is just engaging in a common White American social quirk (claiming “Cherokee blood”) and isn’t backing down because she’s stubborn (not necessarily a bad trait to have in some cases). And the other (right wingers) is totally insane and latches onto anything that might be seen to discredit a “libtard.” Or, they’ll make a mountain out of a mole hill at the very least, as long as is about someone seen as a political enemy.