Even if I wasn't a liberal, the first few minutes of last nights debate between Scott Brown(R-MA) and Elizabeth Warren(D) would be all I'd need to see.
Professor Warren claimed that she was a Native American, a person of color. And as you can see, she's not.Really? The very white Mr. Brown can look at a person and with absolute assuredly divine their heritage.
-Senator Scott Brown (Racist-MA)
My first set of children, from my first marriage are very, very white. When my daughter (now 28) was little people thought she was a dead ringer for Carol Ann of Poltergeist fame. My son (26) is so white that he goes straight from snow white to burnt red in the sun, in no time flat. Other than for dying, neither of these children has ever had black hair.
You'd never know that they have Native American heritage, but they do. Further back than Professor Warren, from their great grandmother. The family lore says "Crow."
Well that explains why they don't show it, one could say, there's been 2 generations to "lighten (read whiten) it up."
Maybe, but then explain this:
My second group of two are from my husband of 24 years and counting (it seems that gay marriage here in MA hasn't quite meant the end to this one, right wing culture warriors must be upset). My husband is from Pakistan, becoming a citizen of the US just 3 years ago.
He had (before gray set in) jet black hair and is a medium dark shade of brown. But our sons (20 and 17) are lighter, one being so fair that in another time he'd be well into the "passing" side of things.
Neither of them has or has ever had black hair, much less jet black hair. Their hair is brown black.
I myself, even though my heritage is majority German have been mistaken for Italian often during the last decade. And the only possibility of genetically coming into contact with Italy was during Roman occupation of Britain (through my grandmother's Scottish and Irish heritage).
So explain that, oh genetic scientist, Scott Brown. How do my youngest children look so "white?" I mean you know, just by looking at a person, if they are a person of color, right? You'd have been able to suss out those who were "passing" and used it to get ahead, decades earlier, wouldn't you Mr. Brown?
It is just due to the awesomeness of my German genes, Mr. Brown?
Cleary, Mr. Brown you are trying to stoke the resentment of the 1990s when "new" tribes in New England were named and (re)organized. As they tried to get benefits and even build a few casinos.
Because gawd knows how "easy" it has been for anyone to build a casino in Massachusetts during the past 22 years. Much less expand gaming to more than slots, here in the commonwealth.
That didn't stop your rwing buddies in radio from mocking and deriding them. The problem is that you think everyone is as resentful and angry as those in your little bubble. They aren't .
It hasn't seemed to matter whether you are a Native American or the owner of the New England Patriots, getting a casino in MA is hard.
What I can see clearly is that you Mr. Brown, whether you consider yourself one or not, are a racist.
You may never use racially charged or tinged language in your every day life ( considering how you've latched onto and held on to the Native American "charge" with Elizabeth Warren, even when it doesn't move the polls in your favor - I'd find hard to believe)
You use it now, to get votes and I've totally run out of patience with that. Whether it is open or dog whistled racism, I no longer accept, "well it's just to win an election" - that cynical use to win elections, when you should be decrying the evil of it taints you with it's toxin.
If you use the language you are racist . . . . period.
And that is what I can see . . . CLEARLY
Senator Scott Brown tried to find a way out of his debate with Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren tonight. But when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid canceled all Senate voting for the rest of the day, Brown had no excuse. The candidates met tonight in their first debate for Brown's Senate seat. In his opening comments this evening, Brown took a pot shot at his opponent over her claims about her heritage.
SEN. SCOTT BROWN(R), MASSACHUSETTS: Professor Warren claimed that she was a Native American, a person of color. And as you can see, she's not. That being said, she checked the box. And she had an opportunity actually to make a decision throughout her career. When she applied to Penn and Harvard, she checked the box claiming she was a Native American. And you know, clearly she's not. That being said, I don't know, and neither do the viewers know whether, in fact, she got ahead as a result of that checking of the box.
ELIZABETH WARREN(D), CANDIDATE FOR SENATE: When I was growing up, these are the stories I knew about my heritage. I believed my mother and my father and my aunts and my uncles. I never asked anybody for any documentation. I don't know any kid who did. But I know this about my parents, that my mother and dad loved each other very, very much. They wanted to get married. My father's family said no because my mother was part Delaware and part Cherokee. But, you know, I never used it, never used it for getting into college, never used it for getting into law school.