I wish I had made up the nickname “Fauxcahontas” for Elizabeth Warren, would be Senator for the state of Massachusetts who claims to have Native blood flowing through her veins, but is as white as snow. However, I heard it first from Dana Loesch at Right Online last weekend.
Warren’s claim has been disputed by many, but four Cherokee women are especially outraged and tried to speak truth to wannabe power:
“It’s almost becoming extremely offensive to us,” said Twila Barnes, a Cherokee genealogist who has researched Warren’s family tree. “We’re trying to get in contact and explain why her behavior hurts us and is offensive, and she totally ignores that. Like we don’t exist.”
Late last night, a Warren campaign official told the Herald that staffers will “connect” and “offer to have staff meet with them.”
I hope the staff isn’t her genealogist.
“We would like to see her look at the documentation and admit there’s no Indian ancestry there and then apologize,” Barnes saud. “Hear us. Acknowledge us. Know that she’s brought us into this. We didn’t bring ourselves into this. This whole trip was planned to get a meeting with her.”
Barnes said there is still no evidence, despite research conducted by her and other genealogists, to support Warren’s claim of Cherokee roots.
“She’s appropriating some history that we feel doesn’t belong to her,” Barnes said. “Minorities have experienced racism and when there’s interracial marriages, people do experience that sometimes. But people who are 1/16th of a minority probably don’t experience that and because she has no Indian ancestry … but said her parents had to elope, that’s offensive.”
Warren is running from everyone these days. Legal Insurrection blogger Anne Sorock chased her away at NetRoots by asking her if she felt she was a role model for women of color.
That’s just awesome.
Hat Tip: Legal Insurrection