Senator Elizabeth Warren, during a commencement speech at historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore, admitted she is “not a person of color.”
Warren, just two months removed from pushing the results of a DNA test as proof that she had Native American ancestry in her blood, was discussing opportunities and obstacles for minorities in her speech.
“As a country, we need to stop pretending that the same doors open for everyone, because they don’t,” Warren said.
“I’m not a person of color,” she added. “And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like the subtle prejudice, or more overt harm, that you may have experienced just because of the color of your skin.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren backtracks, now says she’s not “a person of color.”
These comments come from a speech at Morgan State University, a historically black school in Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/FUdb0DMzj2
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 14, 2018
That’s Not What She Said
Part of the reason this is such a contentious matter is that Warren allegedly furthered her career by claiming minority status.
Politico reported in 2012 that Warren “listed herself as a minority law teacher for nearly a decade from 1986 to 1995.”
She claimed she had no knowledge that Harvard was pushing that status, but for a decade prior, Warren self-identified as a minority professor and only stopped and went back to listing herself as white once she made it to Harvard Law.
Decades Later, She Still Tried to ‘Prove’ It
As stated, Warren published the results of an ancestry test which was supposed to “prove” her Native American Ancestry. Those results became a fresh source of mockery for the senator, as they concluded she could be 1/1024 part Native American.
My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of @realDonaldTrump’s attacks on our heritage. And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry. pic.twitter.com/r3SNzP22f8
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 15, 2018
It’s Killing Her 2020 Chances
Despite what CNN has tried to push, Warren’s antics have been and still remain a major problem for her candidacy.
The DNA test publicity stunt backfired and advisers close to her encouraged Warren to drop the matter and even apologize for it.
“Elizabeth Warren’s web of lies continues to play out on the national stage as she tries and fails to put this whole sordid saga behind her,” Michael Reed, Deputy Communications Director for the RNC said in a statement.
The polls are now indicating the bad publicity is starting to take a toll on Warren.
CNN POLL CONDUCTED BY SSRS
Top Choices for Nominee
Warren 3% https://t.co/4Cl8j2lxAs
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 14, 2018
“What’s indisputable is that Warren took advantage of minority status she wasn’t entitled to in order to gain a professional advantage,” Reed said. “Good luck explaining that in a Democrat presidential primary increasingly focused on identity politics.”
And good luck pulling out of a polling tailspin while trying to explain your motives for such a story.
Democrat voters aren’t going to want their candidates who actually have minority status being overshadowed by one who’s been pretending to have it.
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