Boston Globe Had to Correct Sen. Warren’s ‘Native American’ Heritage Percentage Twice — It Did Not Help Her Claims

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In its reporting of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) Native American ancestry, the Boston Globe had to correct the math regarding the percentage of her ancestry range twice, with each time making the potential number smaller.

The Globe initially reported the range of Warren’s Native American ancestry was between1/32th and 1/512th, which led to a first correction:

Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generational relative. It should be 1/1,024.

Later during the day, the Globe issued a second correction on the range.

“Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 6th to 10th generation relative,” the Globe wrote. “The generational range based on the ancestor that the report identified suggests she’s between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.”

The highest percentage would leave her with being 1.56 percent Native American and the lowest being 0.09 percent.

Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor, conducted the analysis of Warren’s heritage and “used samples from Mexico, Peru, and Colombia to stand in for Native American” to “make up for the dearth of Native American DNA.”

Despite the low numbers, Warren remained committed to showing she was right in being identified  as a Native American during her teaching days:

“I never expected my family’s story to be used as a racist political joke, but I don’t take any fight lying down,” she said. “I want you to have the power to fight lies with the truth, so here’s a new site for you to review every document for yourself.”

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Mea Mallahan
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Mea Mallahan

When I first came to America, after my marriage my husband was being shipped off to Vietnam. He ok me to the Kebbedy Buikdung in Boston and told me to go register for Social Security. After waiting a long time I was called to a gentleman’s desk and after giving him all my papers….passport, marriage certificate, baptismal certificate, he asked me, “so what tribe?” I was confused …now this is the 60s…I thought gee this man knows all the tribes of India too! But I’m not a tribal from India and I said, “I’m an Indian “. He said I… Read more »

Gordon
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Gordon

It is amazing that commercial DNA testers, like those used by the Genealogy groups can find “Native American” ancestry but he had to go to Mexico, Peru and Colombia to find even a remote connection! Looks like he was trying way too hard to find something that really isn’t there. A native of Peru or Colombia is, technically, a “Native American” albeit a “Native South American but not in the sense in which she uses the term.

Stacee from Joisey
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Stacee from Joisey

Basically there was a seat in the colleges/universities that was given to her under the assumption that she was an American Indian or Native American or Cherokee or whatever she had claim to be so therefore the person that could have gone it did not get it she should give the money as a scholarship fund so that this generation and everyone after it gets a seat paid for by miss Warren for what she has done and the same thing with any job she’s gone under the auspices of her false claims if you agree with me please feel… Read more »

Screwtape
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Hey Boston Globe. Grade school math must be really hard. It’s literally powers of 2, you innumerate morons. Moving on to Lyin’ Rebecca (Pocahantas’s name after converting to Christianity) one must ask exactly why a percentage of ANY MINORITY blood matters, except to racists? I’m 100% (at least 27 generations back) Chinese. Should I “leverage” this? (except for admission to Harvard) Tell me how and why any of this matters, except to race-obsessed, identity-politicians. Remember the “one-drop” rule practiced by the racist Dimocrats in the South and later adapted by the apartheid South Africa. What’s even more bizarre is a… Read more »

J Webb
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J Webb

My great grandmother and grandmother were chereokee but that does not mean I am Cherokee nor do I claim to be. Warren is an idiot and every time she opens her mouth she removes all doubt.

Marietta
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I grow corn, that alone, makes me more Native American that that liar.

Otis
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Elizabitch can claim whatever she wants to.
My distant ancestors took in some Cherokee and Creek families when Andrew Jackson and pals decided to commit to ‘The Trail of Tesrs’ and my DNA neither qualifies me to be an ‘Native American’ nor a politician.
The Red Sticks chose to battle Jackson and his forces
and they were ultimately defeated at Horseshoe Bend in what is now Alabama.
I had no part in it and my family did not own slaves.
Keep blaming ‘whitey’ revisionists. Ignorance is bliss.

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