Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently celebrated her 68th birthday and in a stunning demonstration of her appeal as a Native American politician, her opponent in the 2018 Massachusetts congressional race, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, bestowed upon her a rather expensive gift—a ninety-nine dollar ($102.49 with tax) Ancestry.com DNA test. Much to everyone’s surprise, she refused the lovely package and did not send a thank you note. What a heathen!
Warren had claimed, falsely, that she is of Cherokee descent since her university teaching tenure at Harvard when she applied for minority preference. Which is cheating:
In 2012, Warren admitted that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania she was Native American while applying for teaching jobs (not surprisingly, she was quickly recruited by both).
With that sandy blond mane and pasty white skin, Harvard listed her as a “woman of color.”
Minority programs are in place to help balance the diversity of secular institutions—not to be taken advantage of by a liberal. An actual Cherokee, not a pale-face self-identifying as Native American, who points to her high cheekbones as proof should have been awarded that cushy position:
Warren has cited the sayings of her Aunt Bea, who was given to complaining that Warren’s maternal grandfather who “had high cheekbones like all of the Indians do” had not passed them on to her.
A disgruntled Aunt Bea is our genetic-master resource? At least she’s been cited and not listed as ‘anonymous.’ But still, I’m not buying this family lore.
Enter gift-giver and candidate for U.S. Senate, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai. An Indian-American whose campaign slogan is, “Only a real Indian can defeat the fake Indian.” (I am not making that up, although I wish I had thought of it.) Ayyadurai is the dark horse Republican in the race but probably not for long. With an impressive curricula vitae (fourteen pages long), he holds four earned degrees from MIT, is a Fullbright Scholar, and he invented email at the age of fourteen. Yes, this is not a case of Al Gore claiming to invent the internet, Ayyadurai did invent email. Supporting artifacts and evidence has been submitted to the Smithsonian Institute. Oh, and he is married to Fran Drescher, the actress with a grating, nasally voice, which is good training when listening to potential colleagues preach and moan on the Senate Floor.
But back to Warren and the Cherokee nation–they do not claim Princess Spreading Bull. Noted Cherokee genealogist and blogger, Twila Barnes, a Cherokee, penned a letter to Warren in 2012 calling her out on her lies and asking her to show the Nation her respect by telling the truth:
We wonder why you believe you have the right to claim Cherokee ancestry and to call yourself a Native American when you have no evidence to support your claim. While you cling to a family story and the inaccurate report that ONE document was found that supports your claim, we real Cherokees understand that those things mean nothing. You see, we Cherokees have lots and lots and lots of documentation supporting our claims of our ancestry. Our Cherokee ancestors are found on every roll of the Cherokee Nation (30+ rolls!) dating back to before the removal and in all sorts of other documentation, including but not limited to claims against the US government for lost property; the Moravian missionary records; ration lists before and after the forced removal, etc…yet your ancestors are found in NONE of those records. But, your ancestors are found in plenty of historical records, and every time, they are found living as white people among other white people. Never are your ancestors ever found living among the Cherokees. Never, never, never, never…….yet you claim they were Cherokee.
Ouch, that flaming arrow went straight through the heart of Warren’s delusions. What rankled Barnes the most was how Warren explained why she checked the box at her Harvard job that she was Native American. Warren has brushed her blatant attempt at climbing the professional ladder on the backs of real Cherokees “as a way to meet others” like herself. That’s easy enough—go to Oklahoma—where Warren will not be welcomed until she apologizes to the tribe.
Senator Warren is quite the example of a liberal hypocrite. She has promoted a false minority identity that gave her a head start on climbing her professional ladder, taking a position that a well deserving minority should have been awarded. Her Senate staff is a poor 34% minority, and there are no Cherokee Indians on her employee roster—no, it’s mainly white men and women, raking in the highest salaries, while the few minorities she does employ are mostly underpaid or non-paid interns. As a true and accomplished opponent, Indian-American V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai has already breathed life into a dull Senate race, and mark my words, DNA testing attempt aside, he will bring the war whoops down upon Warren in the coming months. Senator Warren had best circle the wagons and prepare for the battle of her life. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot–where are my manners? Happy belated birthday, Fauxcahontas!
Sarah has been a writer in the political and corporate worlds for over 25 years. As a sought-after speech writer, her clients included CEO's, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and even a Vice President. She’s worked as Contributing Editor at Scottsdale Life, a news reporter for the Journal and Courier, and guest opinion political writer for numerous publications nationwide. A born storyteller, Sarah has published a full-length book and is currently finishing a quirky, sarcastic, second novel.