After years of claiming discrimination for being of American Indian heritage, Senator Elisabeth Warren (D) Massachusetts decided to prove to the world she was indeed an American Indian. Warren, a future presidential candidate is listed as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools, and that she had campaigned heavily in her 2012 Senate campaign based on her Cherokee heritage.
Warren hired a DNA company to test her DNA to determine if she was indeed genetically linked to the Cherokee Nation. The results of the DNA test decided that Elisabeth Warren, was indeed human. She had a predominance of DNA from European origins, and that 1/1024 of her DNA can be attributed to some form of indigenous American origin. Dating her heritage between six and ten generations back.
Given that fact, one could determine that the commercial she was running discussing her grandmothers heritage and the fact the couldn’t marry because she was a Cherokee is misleading. The amount of DNA Warren can connect with the Cherokee nation, is less than that of the average American has double the American Indian DNA, placing Warren as a European American.
According to the New York Times, the average white person in America has nearly double the amount of American Indian DNA (0.18%) as Elizabeth Warren (0.098%), who claims to be Cherokee. Can’t argue with science.
President Trump, has weighed in on this, as he has dubbed her the name Pocahontas, not one to mince words:
Elisabeth Warren is doubling down in her efforts to convince Americans that she is indeed of American Indian origin. After all, aren’t we all?
Given this information, the Average American can claim they are a minority, and receive minority status.