Elizabeth "Little Brain" Warren
Suddenly many Americans wonder what it means that Elizabeth Warren,
who is vying for Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate
seat, has identified herself as having Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage. The claim wasn’t sudden, but the furor is.
Some 20 years ago, she listed herself as a minority in a
directory of law professors. Recently the authenticity of her heritage,
and her reasons for claiming it, have been called into question on the
campaign trail. However, the debate should not be about whether she
deserves this minority status, but whether we live in a meritocracy.
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