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Warren: By the way, “I’m not a person of color”


She’s running… away.
File this one under things I should have said instead of taking a DNA test. In a commencement speech this morning at a historically black university, Elizabeth Warren tried to position herself as a policymaker whose agenda benefits people of color. While doing so, however, Warren acknowledged that she doesn’t qualify for membership:
Acknowledging that she is “not a person of color,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sought Friday to make the case that her liberal policy prescriptions stand to benefit minority communities, which would be key to her fate in a 2020 presidential bid.
“As a country, we need to stop pretending that the same doors open for everyone, because they don’t,” Warren said in a commencement address at Morgan State University, a historically black institution. “I’m not a person of color. And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like the subtle prejudice, or more overt harm, that you may have experienced just because of the color of your skin.”
Her speech comes as Warren is mulling a White House bid and trying to regain her footing after stoking outrage on the left by releasing a DNA test in October intended to prove she has Native American ancestry. The test angered some minority leaders who found it offensive that she would use genetics to prove ethnicity.
Wouldn’t it have been smarter to just say that from the very beginning? Warren spent years defining herself as Native American, relying on “family lore” and telling stories about discrimination that her parents faced.

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