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Elizabeth Warren needs to go

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05 February 2019, 08:51 PM
Cindysphinx
Elizabeth Warren needs to go
Wow. She filled out her bar registration as “American Indian.”

How? Why?

I just do not understand how an educated white lady in the 1980s gives that answer.
05 February 2019, 09:19 PM
Piano*Dad
What's wrong with the simple answer, ... for an advantage?
05 February 2019, 09:45 PM
Daniel
Yes!
05 February 2019, 09:50 PM
Daniel
quote:
Originally posted by Piano*Dad:
What's wrong with the simple answer, ... for an advantage?


What isn't?

It's not as if she were answering a "yes" or "no" question.
06 February 2019, 10:41 AM
CHAS
Don't expect her to last.
She is not very impressive.


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06 February 2019, 11:26 AM
Nina
She's toast.
06 February 2019, 11:30 AM
pianojuggler
I hope President O'Rourke puts her back at the head of the CFPB in 2021.


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07 February 2019, 08:10 AM
jon-nyc
Elizabeth Warren Admits To Wearing Paleface At College Costume Party


quote:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Elizabeth Warren is embroiled in controversy once again, this time after she admitted to wearing racially offensive "paleface" at a costume party back in her college days.

"As a proud Native American woman, I now realize that dressing as a white woman at that party all those years ago was insensitive and offensive," she said in a heartfelt apology video. "It was wrong of me to culturally appropriate white culture, as I am only 1023/1024th white European colonizer."

"I only hope that my constituents can forgive me for who I was back in my college days," she added.

Warren was also photographed with a friend dressed as a KKK member, but she refused to distance herself from that photograph, calling the KKK "an important part of the history of abortion rights in America, for which I have fought my whole career."

07 February 2019, 09:12 AM
RealPlayer
There's an interesting annual Pinkster Festival in historic New Paltz, NY, where African-Americans dress in the costume of 18th century Dutch settlers. (They don't do whiteface though.) It's primarily an African-American holiday though it comes from a Dutch tradition.

Pics are easy to find, I don't know how to copy here...


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07 February 2019, 12:54 PM
piqué
Don't worry, Cindy. Sen Jon Tester (D-MT) just confirmed that Bullock is running in 2020. He's apparently waiting until our legislature adjourns in April to announce.


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07 February 2019, 01:02 PM
LL
quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
Wow. She filled out her bar registration as “American Indian.”

How? Why?

I just do not understand how an educated white lady in the 1980s gives that answer.


My thought is that from a family history of being told...she was proud.


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07 February 2019, 02:44 PM
jon-nyc
That's certainly the only story she can tell now.


The old story of 'I never personally claimed that status' seems not to be operational anymore.
07 February 2019, 02:47 PM
Piano*Dad
quote:
Originally posted by jon-nyc:
That's certainly the only story she can tell now.


The old story of 'I never personally claimed that status' seems not to be operational anymore.


Yes, and that ...

a) undercuts the "family proud" contention today,

while

b) suggesting that the simple explanation of wanting an advantage may have some force.
07 February 2019, 02:49 PM
QuirtEvans
quote:
Originally posted by Piano*Dad:
quote:
Originally posted by jon-nyc:
That's certainly the only story she can tell now.


The old story of 'I never personally claimed that status' seems not to be operational anymore.


Yes, and that ...

a) undercuts the "family proud" contention today,

while

b) suggesting that the simple explanation of wanting an advantage may have some force.


Out of curiosity, what advantage do you think you get when you declare yourself Native American on your bar registration?
07 February 2019, 03:16 PM
jon-nyc
The relevant question is what advantage did she think she’d get.