Or is it the 1/1024th time she’s apologized? Anyhow, keep this quote from a year ago fresh in your mind as we run through a bit of history:

“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

According to one article she “indicated that she was Cherokee in an Oklahoma cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow” in 1984.” That’s just weird.

Still, her original claim was that she was “part Cherokee and Delaware Indian,” which would have been a huge lie in itself, but she used it to her advantage to get hired at Harvard University. A 1996 article from The Crimson noted that:

“Of 71 current Law School professors and assistant professors, 11 are women, five are black, one is Native American and one is Hispanic, said Mike Chmura, spokesperson for the Law School.”

That one “Native American” was Warren.

“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

Another article from 2012 pointed out:

“The Association of American Law Schools desk book, a directory of law professors from participating schools, includes Warren among the minority law professors listed, beginning in 1986 and continuing through 1995.”

There was also that one time back in 1994 when she received the Lindback Award at the University of Pennsylvania.  You can read the Minority Equity Report here. She also apparently changed her ethnicity back to “white” when she was hired full-time as a professor in 1995 at Harvard. In 1997, Fordham Law Review noted that “Harvard Law School hired its first woman of color, Elizabeth Warren, in 1995.”

“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

According to an interview she did in 2011, she said:

“I listed myself directory in the hopes that might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon a group something with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened. That was absolutely not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off.” 

“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

Elizabeth Warren until recently openly claimed that she is part Native American, and many remember she got a DNA test to prove it. The results backfired on her. They show that “Bustamante’s analysis places Warren’s Native American ancestor between six and 10 generations ago, with the report estimating eight generations.” For those who didn’t catch that, let’s go through some basic math. The best case scenario is that Warren has a Native American ancestor from six generations ago, which would make her 1.56% (1/64th) related. The worst case scenario is that she has an ancestor from 10 generations ago, which would be .098% (1/1024th) related. There is only one issue which is that a genetic study, which looked at ancestry across races, found that “European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6 percent European, .19 percent African, and .18 Native American.” In other words, at best, she is less than 2% Native American, and at worst, she is half as Native American as the average white American.

“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

Compare that with the bizarre statement she made that “

“As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage. What kid would? But I knew my father’s family didn’t like that she was part Cherokee and part Delaware, so my parents had to elope.”

“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

Phew. I told you it’s a lot of lies! Now on to the recent news.

On Warren’s 1986 Bar Registration, she clear as day wrote that she was American Indian. Here is the picture:

One last time for posterity:

“I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.”

Steven Clyde is an Anarcho-Capitalist

and the host of The Peace and Liberty Podcast.

Find more of his work at ForPeaceAndLiberty.com