Whether or not the mainstream media recognize it, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a problem. She took a DNA test, which showed that her American Indian ancestry is somewhere between 0.09% and 1.5% of her total makeup. European Americans average 0.18%. Put in other terms, it is possible that 99.99% of Warren’s blood traces back to white European ancestors.
Yet Warren and her water carriers in the media persist in claiming that the test proves she is an Indian, even though most Indian tribes require that you be at least 1/16, or 6.25%, which means you have one great-great grandparent who was an Indian.
Warren has lied, moreover, in insisting that she didn’t use her claim of Indian heritage to advance her career, yet, according to the Boston Globe from 2012:
The University of Pennsylvania, where Warren taught at the law school from 1987 through 1995, listed her as a minority in a “Minority Equity Report’’ posted on its website. The report, published in 2005, well after her departure, included her as the winner of a faculty award in 1994. Her name was highlighted in bold, the designation used for minorities in the report.
Why was she billing herself as a minority if it wasn’t for reasons of self-promotion?
The good news for Warren is that there is an easy way out. In this day and age, a person can be whatever he says he is. You’re a man who wants to claim he is a woman? Just say you “self-identify” as a woman. You’re white but you’d rather be black? Say the word and it is so. It worked well enough for Rachel Dolezal to catapult her to head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP.
All Warren needs to do is make a statement, perhaps at a presser, where she asserts that she self-identifies as an American Indian. She practically did as much in March of this year when she deflected questions about a DNA test by saying, “I know who I am.”