Quantcast
Skip to main content



This site works best in IE9 and up and in other modern web browsers

Elizabeth Warren Provides “Evidence” She’s Native American

Over a half-decade after it was uncovered that Elizabeth Warren had claimed Native American heritage while applying for her position as a law professor at Harvard University, she’s finally taken a DNA test to settle the controversy. It was especially of note because at the time, only one of the 350 Ivy League law professors in the country graduated from a school ranked lower than Warren’s (Rutgers University Law School). That strongly suggests that she benefitted from affirmative action. Warren justified her supposed heritage by pointing out that her grandfather had “high cheekbones.” Best case scenario we were to believe she was 1/32nd Cherokee…. and it turns out things are even worse than that.

Now the results are in, and I suppose we owe Warren 1/1024th of an apology. According to the Boston Globe, “Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides ‘strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations.” Yes, dating back six to ten generations. How convincing!

What percent Native does that make her? “If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/1024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.” In other words, the average reader of this post is probably more Native than Elizabeth Warren.

Despite completely debunking herself, Warren apparently thinks her defense of “actually, I’m 0.097% Indian” is somehow convincing, and posted a video to her social media to apparently prove her critics wrong, and accuse President Trump of “casual racism” for doubting her.

If she really were confident that she were Native American she would’ve taken the test years ago, so the results are hardly surprising.

Of all the possible times for Warren to do this, why now? Personally, I believe it suggests that Warren is indeed planning on running for President in 2020, as many expect. Trump almost exclusively refers to Warren as “Pocahontas,” so Warren’s actions make sense if she’s trying to hedge against the inevitable criticism from President Trump that she lied about her heritage. Additionally, other Native groups have criticized Warren for appropriating their heritage.

Regardless, Warren protected against that criticism by proving that she’s even less Native than Trump claims she is.

If Warren qualifies as Cherokee with 1/1024th of the heritage, I’m practically the next in line to lead the Lakota.