Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Native Americans at the Democrat National Convention want answers from Elizabeth Warren about her Cherokee connections...

Elizabeth Warren will be in the national spotlight when she introduces Bill Clinton's speech at the Democrat National Convention.  Democrats are less than enthused over Elizabeth Warren.  Even Boston's Democrat Mayor Tom Merino is reluctant to endorse her.

Now she is being asked to respond to her claims of being Cherokee (even though the only Cherokee connection anyone can find is a caucasian ancestor who helped round up the Cherokee to go on the infamous "Trail of Tears" to Oklahoma).

Native Americans the Democrat National Convention are questioning Elizabeth Warren on her false claims of being a Cherokee:
Harlyn Geronimo, the great-grandson of the legendary Apache warrior, said he didn’t know the details of Warren’s claims but wanted to make sure she didn’t try to “take advantage” of her Cherokee claims. Warren has offered no proof of her ancestry but says she is relying on “stories” relayed to her by her family. 
“I wouldn’t vote for anybody that is being dishonest, and it’s unfair to our people,” he said. 
The Warren campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection reports on the controversy:
Warren has yet to accept accountability for falsely claiming to be Cherokee during key moments in her career, starting in the mid-1980s when she started listing herself as Native American in order to appear on the “Minority Law Teachers” list in the faculty directory of the Association of American Law Schools. That directory put the law school community, including recruiters, on notice of Warren’s alleged minority status. 
Warren later reported herself as Native American to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law Schools for federal reporting, and on the list of Women of Color in Legal Academia in the Harvard Women’s Law Journal in 1993 when Warren was auditioning for a position at Harvard as a “visiting professor.” 
While claiming this status, Warren never did anything to associate with the Cherokee or Native Americans. Warren never participated in any Native American Bar Association or campus groups or anything else to show she embraced her supposed ancestry. Warren only used the designation for professional purposes while climbing the law school ladder, and then dropped the AALS listing after receiving tenure at Harvard in the mid-1990s. 
Warren is not Cherokee or Native American. Her genealogy has been traced by a group of Cherokee genealogists, and there is nothing there. The supposed 1/32 ancestry has been debunked 
Warren claims she never received any benefit from her status. Yet that is just a dodge, because Warren tried to receive an advantage by listing herself as Native American, minority and a “woman of color,” knowing full well how much those designations meant.
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TOM:  Elizabeth Warren can't hide her lies.  

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