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"The professor said she is a Native American, a person of color, and you can see she's not," Scott Brown said
When I heard Senator Brown utter those words during the first debate with Elizabeth Warren, I at first thought… “NO, HE DIDN’T SAY THAT DID HE?”… Oh yes he did and with a serious unflinching look upon his face. Bigotry Gone Wild has happened to our country, once thought of as something under wraps, within the fringe circles of the ignorant is now, not only ubiquitously In Your Face but also has grown legs of PROUD OF IT.

I have to repeat: A NATIVE AMERICAN, A PERSON OF COLOR, AND YOU CAN SEE SHE’S NOT.” What was his point? Oh, I see, he wanted to pin that tag on her to reveal how she used her “person of color” identification as a voucher to make things easier for herself.

A whopping big, SAY WHAT?

It’s obvious that his use of the term “Check the Box as a Person of Color” indicates that people of color get more perks than white people (which he is also accusing Warren of being with his remark… “She Said She Is Native American…You Can See She’s Not” in other words... SHE'S WHITE!)

An even BIGGER, ‘SAY WHAT?’…

¨••¨•.¸¸Mr. Brown you’ve got an ugly mindset ¸¸. •¨••¨

Please watch the video below: thethinkingblue

Massachusetts Senate debate begins with discussion of Warren’s Cherokee heritage
By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News

Political Reporter

The first official debate between Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren began Thursday with a discussion about Warren's Native American heritage.

Brown devoted his opening remarks to accuse Warren, a Harvard Law School professor who says she is part Cherokee Indian, of using her background to give her an advantage when competing for jobs throughout her career.

"The professor said she is a Native American, a person of color, and you can see she's not," Brown said in the first moments of the debate, echoing an attack line that has dogged Warren throughout much of the race this year.

Warren, who appeared to be caught off guard, was forced to use her opening remarks to respond, and she denied that she had taken advantage of affirmative action programs when seeking jobs.

"I never used it," Warren said, adding later: "I didn't get an advantage because of my background."

The debate moderator quickly moved the conversation to other topics. The candidates went on to debate tax rates, abortion (both candidates support protecting access), education and laws that enforce "equal pay for equal work" for men and women in the workplace.

The Massachusetts Senate race is considered one of the highest-profile contests in the country. Brown, a moderate Republican, won the seat two years ago in a special election after Democrat Edward Kennedy, who had held the seat since 1962, died in 2009. Warren, who helped start President Barack Obama's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before launching her bid for the Senate, has a national following among liberals because of her work on consumer issues.

The candidates will hold three more debates before Election Day.

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 1-)
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    A search for truth will find injustice!

    by thinkingblue on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 06:12:34 PM PDT

  •  sorry, have to hide-rate... (0+ / 0-)

    for reproducing the news article IN ITS ENTIRETY. That's a no-no.

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    unfair to skunks, but that, I can live with. Do trim the blockquote, however.

  •  Out west where I am, some Native American ancestry (0+ / 0-)

    is quite literally not that unusual for any family which has been west of East Tennessee for more than two or three generations. Southeastern US customs about this are different.

     And her version of how she knew what she knew is about how most folk out here know the same thing if the way their family went was not to embrace, and being allowed to embrace,  Native American Heritage in particular, heritage being culture and ancestry being genes.  

    We do tend to forget that a hundred and fifty or so years ago, there were differences between full blooded traditional Native Americans and half breeds, the origin among other things of the separate statuses of Metis and First Nations in Canada, and, at one point separate reservations in the northern Midwest for full blooded and half blooded persons from some tribes or confederations. This also figures in lost connections to a tribe.

    There were also times out here in my father's generation b. 1900, when admitting you had Native American ancestry could be as much as your life was worth, depending on where you were,  especially once the Victorian only whites are people stuff got going about 1870, and depending on the origin of the white folk in your neighborhood. So there are a lot of folk who know as best they can that they have the genes, but pretended to be what they had to be so they would have grandchildren to stew about it later. His remedy was to go to a new area and go Italian, because there was an Italian name somewhere in the family bible where ancestors were listed, on one side, and only visit his ma.  His younger brother joined him there out of state because a sheriff with a shotgun 'encouraged' the trip and 'discouraged' home visits.

    And one should remember, if one like Scott Brown ever knew, that the current test of heritage for carding, having recognized legal membership sufficiently recognized to result in a person holding a membership card,  to a tribe is one quarter, or less if the tribe decided less,  and requires heritage, not just genes, filing specific paperwork on a timely basis and possiblly reservation residence in heritage/culture,  and that benefits for Native Americans  to which Brown was seen to object, the Ann Arbor case notwithstanding, are often limited to those bearing the cards. And therefore the benefits Brown objected to.  A great grandpa or great grandma won't help you in most places. And there are a lot of Native Americans who missed a step, not getting paperwork in soon enough for a baby born off res, or being married outside ones' own tribe and not living at home, which can leave them cardless.One  tribal head  I know of boasted of having denied carding to his own grandchildren, so important to him was the regime by which tribal members were certified.

    Any fool who knows Mendel knows that a one quarter anything in genetics has a twenty five percent of looking like one parent, twenty five percent of looking like the other, and fifty percent of being some sort of blend. Third generation back is even a wider gamble of ending up in some odd place. And I bet he never looked at the photo of the current paramount chief of the Oklahoma Cherokees either.

    I listened to his remarks and was not sure whether he was saying she had the heritage and used it, or whether, by contrast, she was flat out lying about it because she has pale skin and light hair. Either is equally unacceptable, but was his bid IMO to put her in the Not White Enough category for whatever credit it would give him among bigoted constitutents, calling up racial resentment for alleged affirmative action benefits.

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