For the record, this news story should have never happened. I honestly can’t believe so much coverage has been dedicated to Democrat Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s whiteness, but this is what happens when you lie, ladies and gentlemen.
from the Daily Caller:
Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes posted census data on her blog this weekend that she says shows that Warren’s mother, Pauline Herring, listed herself as “white” in 1940.
Barnes also posted a death certificate for Warren’s “Aunt Bea,” who was listed as “white” on the form. Elizabeth Warren’s name is listed on the death certificate.
The Democratic candidate once famously cited her Aunt Bea’s characteristically Native American “high cheekbones”as evidence of her American-Indian ancestry.
Warren has been embroiled in a controversy over her claimed heritage ever since it was revealed that the Harvard law professor once touted herself as an American Indian minority.
She has since struggled to prove this, and critics argue that she claimed that heritage to further her career.
Barnes’ revelation that Warren’s mother identified as “white” conflicts with a story she has told about her parents eloping over her mother’s heritage.
At one point, Harvard was touting Warren’s “minority” heritage as a selling point for the University. Warren herself admitted to telling both Harvard and University of Pennsylvania that she was of “Native American heritage.”