That's the equivalent of what "nice guy" Scott Brown said about Elizabeth Warren last night in response to the question "Is your opponent's character an issue in this election?":
I think what you're referring to was that Professor Warren claimed that she -- was a Native American, a person of color. As you can see she's not.Dr. King said that we should not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character. So here is Scott Brown, casting aspersions on Elizabeth Warren's character by pointing to the color of her skin.
The more I think and write about this, the more racist that statement seems to me. How the f*&k can Scott Brown know whether Elizabeth Warren is part Native-American at all? Has he conducted a geneological study to find that out? Has he spoken to her relatives? Has he dug into birth and death records in Oklahoma? Has he plunged into Ancestor.com? Would even all of those be conclusive? More likely, he (or his staff) have culled Boston Herald, Drudge and other right wing sources for the charge.
The idea that you do or don't "look" Native-American, or Jewish, or Irish, or African-American and should have your character judged in any way by that is racist at heart.
I wrote earlier today that Brown had executed a half-Lazio, referring to the moment in the Rick Lazio-Hillary Clinton 2000 Senate debate in which Lazio walked over to Clinton, demanding that she sign a "pledge" and stuck it in her face. Lazio's career tanked at that moment. Let us hope the same happens to "nice-guy" Brown.