“Elizabeth Warren claimed she was a native American, a person of color, and as you can see she’s not.” - Scott Brown
It was an ugly, racist attack on Warren, who is part native American, whether or not you can “see” it.I am part Cherokee. Do I "look" Cherokee? It's not a question that matters. The same is true of people all over this country, whether they be African American, Persian, Asian, or any of a host of the beautiful parts of our social and cultural tapestry.
But there are still some people like Scott Brown that think these things are decided by looking at a person's skin color and other physical features. And that is prejudice, pure and simple.
Is this man a "person of color," Scott Brown?
What about this man? What do YOU see, oh arbiter of skin tones and racial backgrounds?
What about this Senator from Florida?
Is this man's father Native American, as his biography states? What do you see, Scott Brown?
Is this woman so Native American she's actually recognized by her tribe? What say you?
Or what about this guy? What's his ancestry?
Scott Brown claims he can tell by looking at a person, at their skin color. As for me, I have no idea what the 100% correct, "certified," true answers to the above questions are. People hear a lot of things from their family about their ancestry. But what's more, I don't care.
It's none of my business, just like it's none of Scott Brown's business whether Elizabeth Warren's skin is dark enough or her features are defined enough for him to tell what her background is. Scott Brown is prejudiced. And he's petty. He has forfeited his right to say he belongs in the US Senate.