Skip to comments.Dem Native American Harvard Alumnus Accuses Elizabeth Warren of “Ethnic Fraud”
Posted on 06/11/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT by Kaslin
As we reported last month, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren -- for the first time -- admitted she explicitly told two Ivy League institutions she was an ethnic minority before securing employment as a professor. Since that time, however, shes failed to renounce her heritage or provide a single shred of evidence corroborating the claim -- even though Native American groups have staged protests and demanded an apology. Now, as it happens, Harvard graduate Margo (Kickingbird) DeLaune and her son, Cole R. DeLaune, have penned a joint letter denouncing Elizabeth Warren's self-identifying claims.
Heres an excerpt, via the Indian Country Media Network:
As an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, 1981 alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, veteran scholastic administrator, and lifelong Democrat, I am profoundly disturbed by the emergence of recent details concerning Harvard and one of its law schools senior faculty members, Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Over the course of the past month, facts have come to attention that leave little doubt that the HLS bureaucracy and Professor Warren perpetrated nothing less than ethnic fraud. The development of this saga has elicited a disappointing response from all parties involved and reflects not just a single offense of intellectual dishonesty but, rather, a broader and systemic racial masquerade rooted in egregious insensitivity. Media commentary from both polarities has failed to articulate the troubling implications involved in the deceit in which Harvard Law and one of its most prominent contemporary staffers have engaged for over a decade. I urge fellow Native alumni of Harvard, as well as all American Indians presently associated with any of the Universitys schools, to denounce the conduct of HLS and Professor Warren.
The spectacle that has engulfed the contest between the liberal folk heroine and Senator Scott Brown illuminates a willful perversion and debasement of equal opportunity ideals, as well as a chance to see elements of critical race theory writ large.
Of course, abstractions favor the Warren camp. After all, what standards can arbitrate cultural authenticity? To parse the politics of self-determination is, at cursory glance, a presumptuous business at best, and Charles Fried, the faculty member who recruited Warren to Harvard, contends that claims to minority status played no part in her hiring.
Perhaps, in the end, we should appreciate Professor Warren for revealing institutionalized deficiencies at our alma mater that may have otherwise remained unexamined. However, we should nevertheless hold her accountable for the damage she has wroughtby either crassly capitalizing on the plight of the American Indian or indulging in the fetishization of a frequently caricaturized minority group. We ask the fellow Native alumni of Harvard, as well as the Universitys current Native students and staffers, to join in supporting Senator Brown. Because when Warren directly facilitates a corruption of equal opportunity philosophy and then disingenuously dismisses valid concerns about her behavior as attacks against her family, she demeans the bravery of our Native forebears who fought so valiantly to resist assimilation and to preserve our various ways of life.
The letter was reportedly distributed in an email to Harvard Native American graduates and the Harvard Law School faculty. Put simply, while its unclear how much the letter will impact the Massachusetts Senate election in November, its another indication that Native Americans across the country -- regardless of political ideology or party affiliation -- are growing increasingly outraged by Professor Warrens past conduct.
Warren`s Last Stand at Little Big Harvard
White eye squaw speak with forked tongue.
Did Elizabeth Warren ever clearly state to which tribe she belongs?
“and lifelong Democrat, I am profoundly disturbed by the emergence of recent details concerning Harvard and one of its law schools . . . “
Just as I bet you’re equally “disturbed” when you’ve (or your son) taken some better-qualified non-Indian’s job or place of admissions
What do you mean "US", paleface?
Those aren’t your circle of friends, Warren. You’re surrounded.
Bury my campaign at Wounded Knee.
Or Pottery Barn.
Yeah, Pottery Barn.
Awesome, let’s make “ethnic fraud” a crime.
She originally said Cherokee, then this week I heard she said Delaware, which was too small a tribe to be recognized by the Feds, and was administratively subsumed into the Cherokee. While there is no evidence of her Cherokee heritage, apparently there is evidence of a relative who helped round up the Cherokee to be displaced on the Trail of Tears.
Just did a search and found that Kiowa warriors in 1871 attacked a wagon train lead by Capt. Henry Warren in west Texas.
I wonder if Capt Warren is an ancestor of Elizabeth?
That would mean that descendants of the Kiowa — who in 1871 overwhelmed a peaceful wagon train, shot victims in the face and burned people alive — are now criticizing Elizabeth Warren?
The Warren Wagon Train Massacre http://www.okgenweb.org/~okmurray/Murray/stories/warren_massacre01.htm
On my, is this true? What an insult to the Indians.
LOL---She Squawk be smokin' too much peace pipe.
In Warren’s favor, of course, is the fact that being a liar and a fraud are both positives when running for congress.
If she could only prove she’s taken kickbacks for something or other, or had sex with an underage partner, she’d be a shoo-in.
Any of Cherokee Chief Doublehead’s cannibal recipes in “Pow Wow Chow”?
“Did Elizabeth Warren ever clearly state to which tribe she belongs?”
I don’t know. But if she identifies herself as being 1/32 percent Kiowa, and then grows a mustache (she’d be a dead ringer for Theodore Roosevelt), she could have a pretty good case for at least partial claim on Mt Rushmore.
Running Bear wiped with Little White Dove
Warren never would have gotten away with her ethnic fraud if she had claimed to be African American because some family lore said a distant ancestor was descended from slaves and had dark complexion. So why should claiming to be Native American by the same flimsy standard and without any evidence be any different?
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