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Article by Bryan Howard
October 15, 2018
On Monday the Boston Globe released Elizabeth Warren’s DNA results and they came back with inclination that she may have Native American in her blood. Yet, if the results were accurate it is not enough that is worth mentioning, nor reciving benefits from, or proclaiming she is Native American.
She received this DNA testing from Stanford professor and did not take the test with a non partisan source like “23 and me.”
Boston Globe reported,
Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. …
The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for his work on tracking population migration via DNA analysis.
He concluded that “the vast majority” of Warren’s ancestry is European, but he added that “the results strongly support the existence of an unadmixed Native American ancestor.”
The DNA results show Elizabeth Warren is almost exclusively European at 99% which means she needs to stop using identity politics in her favor because she is white. The DNA results show a full blooded Native American in her family would be “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.”
The Boston Globe points out the potential of how little her blood is Native American.
The inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/512th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.
It is worth asking the question why did she seek out Stanford Professor Bustamente and not take a more reliable source with no bias like “23 and me.” I my self have done a “23 and me” where my results show I have Native American in my blood. The tests are accurate and it begs the question did she take it and it didn’t show up or is she afraid to take a test with out having a friendly administer the test for her.
I do question the legitimacy of her results and will not accept it unless she uses “23 and me.” And if the left say’s I am racist for questioning it I would like to point out I have results to prove I am more Native American than Warren is.