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US Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren: At 1/32 Cherokee Indian - Is she a Native American or not?


 

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    rdbailey 4 years ago

    The big kerfuffle here in Massachusetts is did she use her 1/32nd Native American heritage to qualify for special consideration as a minority and if she did was she entitled to do so. It's an interesting issue from my perspective.

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    rdbailey 4 years ago

    Well apparently Harvard Law School has listed her as a Minority-Native American Professor. What is getting everyone's attention here in MA is that she may have used the minority status to qualify for set asides. Therefore, is she a Native American?

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    rdbailey 4 years ago

    Well... 1/32nd also means that she is 96.875% non-Native American.

    I think she just fell prey to basic legal reasoning which goes something like this; it doesn't matter if it is right or wrong. It only matters if it defensible vs indefensible.