Well, she told Harvard that she had Native American heritage…  and was represented as a minority faculty member to the student body.  She even published a cook book called “Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek & Seminole,” which included some of her favorite recipes of her own creation.

Turns out, she at least two of the recipes were plagiarized.  Plus, her husband — who’s never claimed to be Native American — submitted a recipe which had him listed as Cherokee.  (His was “Oriental Beef Stir Fry” — wait, what?  Oriental beef?  Why not Pad Thai?  Hot tamales?  Biscuits and grits?)  Regardless, this recipe appeared identically a year before in a different publication.

People began to wonder if she was really Native American.  Not just because of the cookbook.  I mean look at her.  I didn’t go to Harvard, but this lady looks about as Native American as Mister Rogers.

People began calling her Fauxcahontas.  Then President Trump started calling her Pocahontas.  Recently, she was offered the chance to prove she actually has the Native American blood on which she has been profiting.  The New York Post has the details:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren batted down calls for her to take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage in an interview that aired Sunday.

“I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,” Warren said of her ancestry on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

This is what identity politics gets you.  By Harvard prioritizing skin color over the content of one’s character, they got neither.

Image Credit: PRO Tim Pierce

Hat Tip: New York Post

 

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.