Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Who wants to lose to Trump?

Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to get a jump on the Democratic field for 2020.
Now she's in heap big trouble.
Soon after the Boston Globe story was posted, it became clear that the publication bungled the math. The DNA test showed that Warren was, at best, 1/64th Native American, but possibly 1/1,024th. Not only did this give plenty of fodder to Trump to continue mocking Warren and disregard her demand for $1 million, it soon became clear that the move was offensive to Native Americans, who see DNA tests as "useless" in determining tribal heritage ( according to Cherokee Nation) and an example of "settler-colonial definitions" reflecting "the privileges of whiteness" ( according to a native studies professor). 
Such statements are, in a sense, a double whammy. They chastised Warren, but also show her lack of knowledge about how sensitive the issue of DNA testing is within these communities. So, how in touch with her distant heritage can she really be?
Democrats are going to spend a lot of money and take a lot of time to figure that Trump is tough to beat.

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