As in, “how” could Elizabeth Warren claim to be Cherokee? Because her great-great-great grandmother was, silly. “Why”? To ensure entry into Harvard, of course.
And it’s obvious why she’d drop the minority tag afterwards. “Passing for white” means she got into the Ivy League purely on merit (minus any female affirmative action going on back then.
But c’mon! No way is this earth-dark squaw ever gonna convince people she’s Caucasian.
Good grief. I had a full-blooded Cherokee great-grandmother myself. And maybe I didn’t get much Cherokee blood from her, since she was my step-great-grandmother. But the ol’ family tree goes gnarly just a few generations back. It’s even odds that I’m more Native American than Ms. Cherokee Harvard.
The story shouldn’t be that this is especially contemptible for a leftist. The story is that it isn’t. It’s par for the course.
I doubt there’s a single moral leftist still in existence. Assuming any such thing ever existed.