Reality Check wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Your implication was that it was wrong at least by your standards. Why are you not owning up to that? So you read the Snopes article and still tried to attack Warren?
1: If I thought it was wrong
by my standards, I would have said so. I don't think I usually back away from making that kind of criticism.
I wouldn't feel comfortable identifying as "native" in any way, because I'm not - I'm so white you could read by me in a dark room. I don't, and never will, know what it actually is to be a Native American, so I wouldn't consider identifying as such. But it's a complex area, and not one where I think my own discomfort should be any kind of marker of an objective moral standard.
It's late, and I honestly don't remember exactly what Warren said her reasons were when the issue first came up. But I do remember thinking that while I didn't agree with them, I could see how someone could make those choices in good faith, thinking it was the right thing to do. I can't find the damn article because it's swamped with the DNA stuff, but I'm guessing my view would probably be the same now.
2: I did not attack Warren.
I posted the Tweets from the Cherokee Nation Secretary of State because I think they have a perspective that deserves to be heard. I subsequently said that mentioning that level of Native American ancestry to an employer isn't something I'd do. That's it.
I don't even hint at the truth of right wing memes without presenting the all facts. It's just not something I would do.
But you were cool with scolding me for saying I that I wouldn't mention native ancestry to an employer by citing the stuff that said Warren didn't claim to be Native American on an application, but without presenting the bit just a paragraph or so earlier where it said that she "put herself on the Minority Law Teacher list" in the AALS directory.