So Fauxcahontas gave her DNA results to an innumerate reporter from the Boston Globe (no doubt herself an AA courtesy graduate and hire). Here’s what it actually established:
Acting as if the results of the senator’s DNA test are a vindication of her initial claims is an assault on reason.
By David Harsanyi, the Federalist
The second is that Warren herself lied or exaggerated her heritage, knowing full well that her contention of Cherokee ancestry was likely nothing more than lore, then latched on to this negligible ancestry to gain traction in an academic field that was searching for candidates of specific races.
We now know that the second option is more probable after the prospective presidential candidate decided to make a huge deal out of taking a DNA test, that, in reality, only proves she is as white as I am. A ludicrously unskeptical Boston Globe storyabout Warren’s dramatic decision to take the test begins by contending that there’s “strong evidence’’ of Warren’s Native American’s ancestry dating back 6 to 10 generations—which creates the impression that she has Native American family littered over the past 100 years.
In truth, we learn, it’s possible that Warren’s great-great-great grandmother was partially Native American. This would make her around 1/32nd American Indian, a far cry from any reasonable threshold to embrace minority status for a job. That’s exactly what she did starting in the 1990s, before walking back her claims when it became politically expedient.
Yep. She actually has fewer traces of Amerind DNA than most non indian whites in North America. The math actually works out to somewhere between 2^-6 (1/64) and 2^-10 (1/1024) potential parts Amerind markers. Doesn’t budge my needle, Fauxcahontas she remains.
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