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  •  Brown's premise is wrong on so many levels (2+ / 0-)
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    cai, a2nite

    As has been stated, it's anti-affirmative action dog whistling. He's implying that this white woman obviously got special privileges by "checking the box" even though it's not clear that any boxes were ever checked except her being listed in the Harvard law directory. Warren has a right to be proud of her heritage.

    When Elizabeth Warren was going to school and applying for those early jobs there probably weren't even any 'boxes' to check or much affirmative action to take advantage of even if she wanted to. She'd graduated law school by 1976!

    So, Brown and his cronies are pushing a lie. But deeper into the lie is this idea that Native Americans must all identify as "people of color" - that's exactly what he said - and that, since Warren is fair skinned, she's not entitled to her heritage.

    Would he say the same thing to a Puerto Rican or Cuban other Hispanic who's not dark enough for him?  Does he think that they are also all "people of color" and that they must all identify as such? Because he'd be dead wrong. How about a light skinned African-American, are they allowed to take pride in their heritage and identify as black even if they could "pass" for white?

    Why should this even matter? How is it even relevant? Because he IS a racist and it's this kind of ignorance that screams it loud and clear. He has a mental picture in his head, based on a stereotype, of what a Native American should look like.

    He's the one who needs an education.

    who doesn't want to wear the ribbon?!?

    by redacted stew on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:43:50 AM PDT

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