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, theyu2019ll know I talk about this phenomenon of White (and Black) Americans falsely claiming to be u201cCherokeeu201d or have some degree of Native Americans ancestry, all the damn time. And yes, it is usually just false family lore. Thatu2019s just the blunt facts.However, as much as I discuss this kind of thing in my content (along with VERY detailed information about Warrenu2019s 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. Itu2019s 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, sheu2019s entrenched in her position that this is just u201cpart of my heritageu201d (and ainu2019t nobody gonna take that away from her!). It apparently doesnu2019t require anything other than the recitation of the lore or claim that there is blood back there u201csomewhere.u201d No real ancestry or affiliation to a tribe is required. Itu2019s 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 u201cCherokee bloodu201d) and isnu2019t backing down because sheu2019s 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 u201clibtard.u201d Or, theyu2019ll make a mountain out of a mole hill at the very least, as long as is about someone seen as a political enemy.