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Dems are giving Elizabeth Warren a pass on her Native American insult

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19.10.2019

Elizabeth Warren is a career hustler who has tried on many personas: lawyer, writer of dopey self-help books (“The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan”), Lou Dobbs-style economic populist, consumer activist — and, infamously, she spent part of her academic career pretending to be a Cherokee, making the milky Oklahoman quite possibly the palest person ever to be passed off to Harvard Law as a “woman of color.”

In an era of sensibilities so exquisitely refined that a clumsily deployed pronoun will have progressives pointing and shrieking like Donald Sutherland at the end of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” Warren gets a pass on the intellectual equivalent of wearing blackface — for decades. Why?

For one thing, she’s a rich white woman in a party run by rich white women. That can’t hurt.

Progressives are not especially eager to engage in an uncomfortable discussion about the intersection between identity politics and privilege vis-à-vis rich white liberals like Warren or progressive darling Robert Francis O’Rourke, the Anglo scion of a........

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