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Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

"Trump also claimed Tuesday that Harvard, where Warren has taught law, called her "a person of color" (amazing con), and would not have taken her otherwise!"

The test results found Warren had five segments of potentially Native American ancestry, although the results indicated that the tests in fact only checked for Mexican, Peruvian and Colombian ancestry, since there are not enough Native Americans who have submitted DNA to databases to make definitive comparisons possible.

"She's been consistently misleading the people of MA and the American people in saying that she had this claim".

Carlson asked her how she felt about Warren's claim.

Warren tweeted that Trump is a "cowardly elitist" and that she "won't sit quietly for Trump's racism" so she took the test.

His third tweet thanked the Cherokee Nation rebuking Warren's DNA test.

Skeptics have long mocked Warren citing her grandfather's "high cheekbones" as proof, and Trump has referred to the senator as "Pocahontas" poking fun at her alleged ties. Elizabeth Warren has a new critic of her widely-panned DNA test: an actual descendant of Pocahontas.

Pocahontas was a historical figure from the 17th Century and using her name in an intentionally disparaging way insults native peoples and degrades their cultures. Just because she grew up in Oklahoma where there is a large Native American population it doesn't mean she experiences life as a Native American woman. In Seattle, Washington, we speak with Gyasi Ross, a member of the Blackfeet Nation and host of the podcast Breakdances With Wolves.

Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Monday that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship, which is determined by tribal nations.

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"Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong", he said.

"Argue the substance all you want, but why 22 days before a crucial election where we MUST win house and senate to save America, why did @SenWarren have to do her announcement now?"

Warren released the findings of the test in a video in which she concedes that she is not enrolled in any tribe, "but my family history is my family history".

Warren listed herself as Native in the Association of American Law School Directory, and according to The Boston Globe, she "had her ethnicity changed from white to Native American at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught from 1987 to 1995, and at Harvard University Law School, where she was a tenured faculty member starting in 1995".

What fascinates me about Warren is that I could have easily walked the same path as her. For the white-grievance set, it's a powerful piece of rhetoric, created to mock Warren and her fellows who think they know better.

Warren has been attacked on the issue much more aggressively by the third candidate on the ballot, independent Shiva Ayyadurai of Belmont, whose main campaign slogan is "Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian".

But Warren's results do not align with the ancestry she has touted.

When it comes to challenging the man who redefined the rules of American political combat, the Massachusetts Democrat, who's weighing a 2020 presidential run, is often doing it Trump's way. Lindsey Graham joined Trump in ribbing Warren over the test, saying on Fox News that he would take a DNA test himself.

The desire to "belong" to something that isn't part of your heritage is so strong in some politicians who apparently can't live with the fact that they were merely born white. About 99.9 per cent of human genes are shared, "and the ones that define how much melanin we have and so on and so forth are a very small part of our genetic load", she said in an interview.

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