During a White House ceremony honoring Native American Code Talkers President Trump referenced Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren by his nickname for her, “Pocahontas.” Many in the media were outraged and lambasted the incident as racist and insensitive.
Although, anyone who’s upset about President Trump calling Elizabeth Warren Pocahontas should really be taking their case up with the liberal icon instead. After all, Warren has never once proved any of her claims about being Native American. She’s never proved that she didn’t use that status to gain employment as a professor.
Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry was a major issue during her Senate election campaign
The scandal surrounding her purported ancestry began initially when Warren decided to run for Senate in 2012. Her competitor Scott Brown took issue with the fact that she listed herself as a “minority” professor while teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and was hired by Harvard University as a “Native American faculty member.”
Warren has claimed Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage. But she’s never offered proof to substantiate those claims other than “family stories.” She has never produced any documentation of her Native American ancestry even though Cherokee groups have asked for it.
The Atlantic reported definitively that:
Elizabeth Warren is not a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
Elizabeth Warren is not enrolled in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
And Elizabeth Warren is not one of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee.
The Washington Post concluded that:
“There is no documented proof of Warren’s self-proclaimed, partial Native American heritage”.
In addition, Elizabeth Warren has never provided any evidence that she did not use her purported ancestry to get hired in the first place.
Inventing ancestry to game the affirmative action system is despicable
While most liberals pretend that Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestry claims aren’t an issue, many middle-class Americans disagree. This abuse of affirmative action has earned Elizabeth Warren disdain from those who see the policy as a synonym for reverse racism.
The white working class that has been left behind by the modern economy often points to affirmative action as a key factor limiting their success. Donald Trump picked up on the hot button issue during the 2016 presidential election cycle, dubbing Warren as “Pocahontas.”
True or not, incidents like Warren claiming Native American ancestry to gain employment validate many voters’ concerns. The Senator has never taken any DNA test to confirm her genetic background, nor released any documentation to prove she didn’t use her purported ancestry to get hired as a professor.
Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestry is questionable at best, and a despicable abuse of affirmative action at worst. Those upset with President Trump calling her Pocahontas should insist that she clears up the issue once and for all.
If Warren was found to in fact be Native American it will prove Trump’s comments racist. If not, it will prove she is undeserving of the praise that liberals have showered upon her over the years. Until it is directly addressed by the Senator herself, the scandal will drag on for years to come.
(Photo of US Senator of MA, Elizabeth Warren speaking about the need for equal pay for women in the workforce on May 19, 2014. Cambridge, MA by Katherine Taylor for The US Department of Labor)