Why White Americans Love To Claim Native Ancestry?  Money and access to services meant for Native Americans as well as future claims of ancestral ties to America. (Africans were the first to live in America, not Native Americans.  That history is murky.  In the future, Native Americans’ claim to America will be just as murky)

Warren was the FIRST minority women to receive tenure at Harvard. 🤮🤮🤮 That statement by Harvard about Elizabeth Warren showed the extent of the conspiracy to replace the history of Native Americans. In the future, white people can claim to be the real Native Americans and reap the benefits such as being named the first minority women tenured at Harvard.

Why did Elizabeth Warren benefit from being 1/32 white yet POC who are 1/2 white or greater are considered Black with no benefits of white privilege?

The ‘one drop rule’ makes sure POC cannot receive the benefits of white people but white can receive the benefits given to POC.  The latter benefits “compensate” POC for the cruelty and inhumanity inflicted upon them by white people.

Both Harvard and Warren should be ashamed, but they are not. My children have more white in them than Warren has Native American, how come they can’t benefit from being 1/2 white but she benefits from being 1/32 Native American? The ‘one drop rule’ another example of hypocrisy and greed within Anglo-culture.

Truth is Trump could take the DNA test and have similar results as Elizabeth Warren. She is probably no more Native American than he is. Her DNA test proved nothing except Elizabeth Warren like most white folks will claim anything to gain the benefits they set aside to compensate other groups for their ruthless cruelty and inhumanity. The article called her a race shifter, I call her your typical white person who wants to replace Native American culture so whites can recreate history to support white supremacy.

Cherokee Nation, the largest tribe in the United States, agrees. In a public statement,the tribecalled Warren’s use of a DNA test “inappropriate and wrong,” and said the senator “is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.” Neither Warren nor the Democratic Party has responded to the statement. {USA Today}

Isn’t it typical for a white person to know there are no Native American genes then use a DNA test as proof? Wonder how many real Native American friends Elizabeth Warren has? Or do they need DNA tests to show their 1/32 Native American Cherokee ancestry?

Trump is right Pocahontas has as much Native American in her as he. Hope Native Americans will feel insulted to make sure they don’t support her bid to be POTUS. If I’m around, I certainly will not!

For many white Americans, there is something appealing about being a “little bit Cherokee”; some observers call it the “Cherokee Syndrome.” In the 2010 census, more than 819,000 Americans self-identified as Cherokee ― but the combined population of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes (the Cherokee Nation and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee in Oklahoma, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina) amounts to fewer than 400,000.

Material benefits are part of the allure. The ability to assert a Native American identity on official forms can lead to result in access to additional resources. For instance, in the late-nineties, a company owned by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) in-laws won more than $7 million in no-bid and other federal contracts at U.S. military installations and other government properties in California based on a dubious claim of Native American identity by McCarthy’s brother-in-law. At Harvard Law School, Warren was celebrated as the first “minority” woman to receive tenure. This was based on her own claims of Native American identity on employment forms, although she and Harvard Law have denied her identity had anything to do with her promotion.   

When Elizabeth Warren took the bait of her political rival by using a DNA test to “prove” her claims, she endorsed a way of thinking about race, DNA and Native ancestry that reinforces white supremacy. The notion that an individual can discover their tribal affiliation through a DNA test reinforces the white supremacist notion of “race” as a biological trait tied to a specific gene, discoverable from saliva. It’s the same idea at the core of the Ancestry.com advertisements that you’ve surely seen on TV. This simplistic view of how genetic markers work strengthens retrograde notions about about “blood quantum” and race.

When the question of using DNA to establish Sen. Warren’s lineage first emerged in 2016, Professor TallBear wrote about the fallacy of using genetic markers to establish tribal membership. “Because we are all genetically related, there are no tribe-specific markers, i.e., no Cherokee, Pequot, or Lakota markers,” she wrote. So, Warren’s claims that she has a “gene” that proves she is Cherokee is false, but her championing of this idea to score political points reifies a particular set of ideas about Indianness and biology.

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Elizabeth Warren’s ‘part’ Cherokee claim is a joke, and a racist insult to Natives like me {USAtoday.com}