After all this time, Elizabeth Warren has finally admitted that she is not a person of color and has never been treated like one. Warren was speaking to students at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday.
After all this time, you have to wonder why she is changing her tune. Or maybe not. The Boston Globe says that she hurt her presidential chances with the DNA test she took, so this could very well be damage control.
That way she can tell voters in 2020 that she admitted she was white years ago.
Warren’s attempt to prove that she had Native American ancestors was condemned by minority leaders, including the Cherokee Nation, who called her use of a DNA test “inappropriate.”
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” the Cherokee Nation said in a statement. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation.”
Warren has been identified as a minority and a person of color multiple times in her past, including in her professional career. A 1997 Fordham Law Review article, for example, identified Warren as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color.”
Warren later admitted that she had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory from 1986-1994, but claimed she was not using it to advance her career or employment options.
White women speak with forked tongue.