If having high cheekbones indicates one is Native American, then I might be a Native American!
Here's video of Elizabeth Warren providing "proof" of her Native American heritage. It's all in the cheekbones.
More video, via Breitbart TV:
Democrat Elizabeth Warren, challenging Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race, actually had the audacity to declare herself to be a minority based on family lore that her great-great-great-grandmother was Cherokee.
From the Boston Herald:
Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, fending off questions about whether she used her Native American heritage to advance her career, said today she enrolled herself as a minority in law school directories for nearly a decade because she hoped to meet other people with tribal roots.
“I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off,” said Warren.
The Harvard Law professor argued she didn’t use her minority status to get her teaching jobs, and slammed her Republican rival U.S. Sen.Scott Brown for suggesting otherwise.
...Warren is looking to shake off the story of her Native American background, which has hounded her since the Herald first reported that Harvard Law School has touted Warren as a minority hire. She also listed herself as a minority in a law school directory for nine years between 1986 and 1995.
“Being Native American has been part of my story I guess since the day I was born,” said Warren, who never mentioned her Native American heritage on the campaign trail even as she detailed much of her personal history to voters in speeches, statements and a video. “These are my family stories, I have lived in a family that has talked about Native American and talked about tribes since I was a little girl.”
Warren’s statements come as genealogists at the New England Historic Genealogical Society were unable to back up earlier accounts that her great great great grandmother is Cherokee.
Let's say Warren is correct in her claim that she is 1/32nd Cherokee. The Native American connection is so far back in her family that I think it's wrong for her to claim minority status.
Warren thought declaring herself to be Native American was her way to meet people like her? WHAT?
That's so ridiculous.
What's the cut-off in terms of considering one to be a minority? How many generations back is it acceptable to go in order to claim that status?
If Warren wants to claim to have Native American blood, fine. But stating she is Native American in law school directories and for Harvard to include Warren among its minority hires is absolutely ludicrous.
What was she thinking? Harvard obviously doesn't do a very good job of vetting if Warren is deemed a minority hire.
I don't buy Warren's "get invited to a luncheon" excuse. That's pretty funny.
The fact that Warren identified herself to be a minority based only on her relation to her great-great-great-grandmother should tells Massachusetts voters she's nuts.
Bottom line: Democrat Warren knowingly misrepresented herself, for YEARS.