But Roy, she only just found out what percentage of NA she is and even there, it's not a certainty what percentage it is. She was told as a child she was part Native American on her mother's side(?). What was she supposed to do as an 18 year old in the 80's, ask for a DNA test that didn't exist back then to try to prove her parents and grandparents liars? And if it benefited her to identify as minority because she was told she was part minority, was she not supposed to take advantage of that? Harvard took advantage of it.
The percentage really doesn't matter to colleges and jobs. As I said, if a college or job can list you as a minority even though you are white, they aren't going to have any problem with that.
Hey, my kids are as white as you get but are 50% Puertorican. They identify as both Italian-American and Puertorican. You can be sure I told them to register on the SAT as Hispanic. They got letters from minority clubs on their campuses to join. They did and said a large amount of people were white but had some part of them that was minority. And the clubs didn't care because they knew, your skin color does not define your ethnicity.
Warren was told since a child she was part Native American. She is about my age and back then they did ask your ethnicity. If she identified as part NA, it was her option to do so. It benefited her. It benefits my son's to identify themselves as minority when applying to college and jobs. Don't see anything wrong with what she did.
It wasn't until recently that she was actually called into question regarding her ethnicity. And you can rest assure that where she worked loved having a white skinned person who could be called a minority and took advantage of that. Harvard definitely did.
I just see a huge difference between 50% and 1/64th to 1,024th.
I'm not sure I agree. If I run a DNA test and it shows I'm 1/1000th African, I think a college might have some concerns if I listed myself as African-American.
And if they don't, doesn't that make "race" and "diversity" meaningless?
She should listen to Ronald Reagan. Trust, but verify.
The last thing we should want in a politician is "This might not be true, but it's in my own personal interests, so I'm just going to run with it."
Is this really what you believe in? Who did you vote for in the last Presidential election, again?
Or is THIS (Warren's ethnicity on forms filled out when she was young) somehow the "Big Lie" that pushes you over the edge to demand 100% purity of truth from your elected officials?
Itís always the ideal. I mean, who did you vote for again? Are you proud of that vote, or would you have preferred better choices?
Well, it's clearly NOT your ideal. Because if it was the "last thing" for you, then you would not have voted for the candidate who was and is a serial liar, with an incredibly deep and well documented list of lies on his resume'.
Has Hillary lied as well? Yep. Her politifact "by ruling false" page has 2 pages of falsehoods documented on it. https://www.politifact.com/personalities/hillary-clinton/statements/byruling/false/
But that's like comparing a basket to a truckload. Trump's has 11 pages and growing every day.https://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/
FWIW, Warren's documented falsehood page, notably is currently blank.https://www.politifact.com/personalities/elizabeth-warren/statements/byruling/false/