The definition of a traitor is one who betrays the trust of others. It’s hard to see how either Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, or MSNBC commentator Zerlina Maxwell, can escape wearing that label.
By now you’re well aware that after years of claiming Cherokee bloodlines Warren was labeled Fauxcahontas and finally challenged by President Trump to prove it. You’re also likely to be aware that Warren recently took a DNA test that proved she was less Indian, less than one-tenth of one percent – Cherokee or otherwise – than the average white American.
While the mainstream media efforts to reduce this to simply an embarrassment, it’s far more than that. It’s a betrayal of trust.
Warren is a U.S. Senator and is prominently mentioned as a leading candidate for the presidency. She is also a staunch defender of affirmative action. Here’s where it gets more complicated.
Research reveals that Warren played a game of cat and mouse while claiming she was a woman of color to establish minority status and that Harvard relied on her assertion while working to diversify their law school faculty.
Evidence suggests that Warren falsely self-identified as a “Minority Law Teacher” in the information she provided to the 1986-1987 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Directory of Faculty.
While there’s no evidence she made these claims on her application to Harvard, there’s every reason to suspect that Harvard relied on the AALS directory in extending an employment offer to her.
As David Bernstein, a professor of law at George Mason University and former chairman of the AALS wrote at the Volokh Conspiracy in April 2012, “The [AALS] directories starting listing minority faculty in an appendix in 1986. There’s Elizabeth Warren, listed as a professor at Texas. I spot-checked three additional directories from when she was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, including 1995-96, the year Harvard offered her a position. Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren.”
Bernstein concluded “we know one thing with almost 100% certainty: Elizabeth Warren identified herself as a minority law professor.”
Bernstein explained why this listing benefited Senator Warren professionally at the time.
“That appendix strikes me as obviously allowing people to announce themselves as being members of minority groups in case people are looking for such members for whatever reason,” Bernstein told the Boston Herald in May 2012.
No matter how you view this, Warren occupied a seat that was intended for a minority – who to this day says she supports – and did nothing to rectify her appropriation of minority status even after Harvard Spokesman Mike Chmura identified Warren as Native American in The Harvard Crimson while defending the Law School’s hiring practices.
Conclusion: Warren willingly allowed a true person of color to be thrown overboard for her own benefit.
Enter Zerlina Maxwell who is undeniably a person of color who actually attempted to defend Warren even though that faculty position she held should’ve gone to a true minority – perhaps even a black scholar.
Maxwell: “But in terms of the Cherokee Nation’s statement, I found that to be ridiculous. I am also part Cherokee, but I have not taken a DNA test. I’m not trying to join a tribe or claim membership in a tribe, and neither did Elizabeth Warren.”
Perhaps not Zerlina, but she did appropriate a spot on the faculty that was expressly reserved for a deserving minority and not one of the purest bred whites in America.
The Maxwell turned her criticism towards the Cherokee Nation after Chuck Hoskin Jr., the Cherokee Nation’s Secretary of State, released a statement Monday saying:
“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.”
Maxwell then threw Hoskin under the anti-racial appropriation bus:
I also think that the Cherokee Nation’s response was problematic because it actually ignores the fact that DNA testing historically has been used to exclude black natives from tribal affiliation. And so, that history has been completely lost in this entire conversation, and that’s potentially very unfortunate.
No room on this bus for real Cherokees when Marxist Paleface needs rescuing from her own affirmative action trap.