Thursday, May 10, 2012
Undermining Affirmative Apartheid
May 10, 2012
Learn from Elizabeth Warren
By Steven Plaut
I think the attacks against Elizabeth Warren, who pretended to be an
American Indian to advance her career, are wrong. To the contrary,
she simply did what we all should be doing! She sabotaged America's
racist affirmative action regime, or -- the term I prefer to call it
-- America's affirmative apartheid.
She should be our role model. We should all do the same thing she did
and proclaim ourselves members of whichever fashionable list of
preferred "minorities" the racists administering affirmative apartheid
happen to be promoting this week.
There are lots of ways we can do so. First, anthropologists believe
that the human species originated on the African continent. So, by my
reckoning, that makes us all African-Americans. Why can't we proclaim
ourselves such on the "race identification forms" used for hiring and
In addition, I have always had a special sense of repulsion at the Ivy
League institutions implementing affirmative apartheid. Just consider
this: until the 1960s, American Ivy League universities openly and
unabashedly had quotas designed to keep out Jews. Until the 1960s
they did not hide this and proudly admitted to the quotas. And then,
a few years later, the very same institutions were again
discriminating against Jews because Jews had been defined as part of
the "white" ethnicity against which their affirmative apartheid
programs were discriminating. Remember when the liberuhs used to
pretend that affirmative action preferences were needed to compensate
members of groups who had in the past been victims of discrimination?
Well, Harvard and its sisters today proudly discriminate against the
very same Jews against whom they proudly discriminated in the past and
for which discriminative affirmative action is supposed to be the
Got all that?
Of course, for the Jewish victims of affirmative apartheid there are a
few additional Warren-like alternatives. Since all Jews originate in
Asia, or more specifically the Middle East, which is in Asia, all Jews
can claim to be Asian Americans. True, the affirmative apartheid
Klansters arbitrarily define Asia as the territory east of the
Himalayas in order to deny Indians, Arabs, Kurds, Persians, Armenians,
Azeris and Turks the benefits of affirmative apartheid preferences,
but let us watch them try to defend this geographic definition of
"Asia" before a courtroom!
That's not all: most Jews can claim to be Hispanics. Why? Because so
many Jews have ancestors who lived in Spain and its colonies or on the
Iberian peninsula. Take me, for example (and I hear my wife in the
background saying, "Take him, please!") Despite my Germanic Ashkenazi
surname, we Plauts originated in medieval Spain. So ever since I was
a freshman in college in Philadelphia, I have proclaimed myself a
Hispanic. True, I do not speak Spanish, but since when is that
relevant? Lots of other Hispanics do not speak Spanish. How many
African-Americans speak African languages? Let's watch the
affirmative Klansters drag out some tape measures to measure skull
shapes and noses and utilize other Nazi anthropological methods for
establishing race to keep us out!
And if all that fails, we can all claim to be Native Americans -- at
least all of us who were born in the United States and so are natives
and have bona fide birth certificates.
Oh, and none of us have to be "pure blooded" members of the preferred
minority group in question. True, the affirmative Klansters want us
to have a certain minimum portion of "blood" from the preferred racial
group to "count," a bit like the way Adolf Hitler's people defined
race. Let's see them try to defend that in court!
If every single one of us is a member of a favored minority, then the
apartheid system of affirmative action cannot function.
And since affirmative action is supposed to be a form of compensation
for those who have suffered past discrimination, isn't it about time
that we introduce reverse affirmative action? This would be a system
of preferences and special benefits for those people who have been
discriminated against by 45 years of affirmative action programs. The
prime beneficiary group should be Asian-Americans, whose numbers are
kept down at the most competitive universities in America (except at
Berkeley and UCLA, where the voters forced the state to stop
discriminating, and Asians rapidly became the majority of
undergraduates). But plain-vanilla Caucasians also deserve to be
There is one other thing worth bearing in mind. And that is that the
affirmative action lobby, and this includes just about all feminists
and liberals, is strongly opposed to racial equality and equal
opportunity on principle.
The problem has to do with the most common error in social science:
the superstitious belief in "natural homogeneity." This is the
ridiculous belief in the axiom holding that, in the absence of
discrimination, every single demographic and ethnic group in society
should have numerical representation in all things, in all professions
and all salary classes, proportionate to their numbers in the
population. Thus, according to this superstition, any departure from
perfect numerical homogeneity in "representation" must be due to
discrimination. Never any need actually to document or prove
discrimination. The statistical disparity is all the proof needed.
Of course, the economic and social reality is that equal opportunity
never produces homogeneity, and heterogeneity in numerical
"representation" almost never has anything at all to do with
"discrimination." Thomas Sowell's books are overflowing with proofs
and illustrations. Indeed, the only way to achieve numerical
homogeneity is to suppress equal opportunity and competition and
merit-based hiring and to impose quotas and outright discrimination
And that is exactly what the feminists, the race-hucksters, and the
liberals really want!
So take it from this African-American Asian Hispanic Native American!
The best way to end racism and discrimination in America is for all of
us to follow Elizabeth Warren's lead and sabotage affirmative
apartheid once and for all!
Elizabeth Warren Dances with Lies
Posted By Ann Coulter On May 10, 2012
Elizabeth Warren, who also goes by her Indian name, "Lies on Race
Box," is in big heap-um trouble. The earnest, reform-minded liberal
running for Senate against Scott Brown, R-Mass., lied about being
part-Cherokee to get a job at Harvard.
Harvard took full advantage of Warren's lie, bragging to The Harvard
Crimson about her minority status during one of the near-constant
student protests over insufficient "diversity" in the faculty. Warren
also listed herself as an Indian in law school faculty directories
and, just last month, said, "I am very proud of my Native American
Except, oops, she has no more evidence that she's an Indian than that
buffoon out of Colorado, Ward Churchill.
The Boston Globe immediately leapt to Warren's defense, quoting a
genealogist who found a marriage license on which Warren's
great-great-uncle scribbled that his mother, Warren's
great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee. This is not part of the
official marriage license. (If I scribble "Kenyan" on Obama's birth
certificate, does that make it true?)
But let's say it's true. That would make Warren a dotriacontaroon —
1/32nd Cherokee. That's her claim to affirmative action bonus points?
You don't know what it's like to be 1/32nd Cherokee, to never have
anyone to talk to, spending so many evenings home alone, wondering if
there was some other 1/32nd Cherokee out there, perhaps looking at the
same star I was.
Soon, however, the preponderance of the evidence suggested she wasn't
even 1/32nd Cherokee. The census records for 1860 list the allegedly
Cherokee great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, as
"white." Also, Warren's family isn't listed in the Cherokee registry.
(Unlike Democrat voter rolls, to be on the Cherokee list, proof is
On the other hand, we have what her son scribbled on his marriage
license — something, by the way, that none of his siblings claimed
about their mother.
So now we're down to Warren's reminiscence that her great-aunt used to
point to a portrait of her great-great-grandfather and call him an
Indian, noting his high cheekbones.
Family lore is not proof. Proof is contemporary documentation,
produced under penalty of perjury, such as a census record. My mother
told me she found me under a rock, but I don't put that on job
The universities that employed Warren rushed to claim that her fake
Indian ancestry had nothing to do with it. They speak with forked
tongue, causing heap-um laughter. (Harvard was so desperate for
diversity, it made a half-black dilettante president of the Harvard
To grasp what a sin against political correctness this is, consider
the Jesuitical debates about blackness regularly engaged in at our
universities. About the time Lies on Race Box was getting a job with
Harvard as a fake Indian — valued for her fake hunting and tracking
skills — a debate broke out at Northwestern University law school
about whether a potential faculty hire was black enough.
One professor wrote a heated three-page letter to the hiring committee
complaining that the recruit "should not be considered a black
candidate," explaining, "(n)ot all with dark skins are black," nor
should they be considered "black in the U.S. context." (Flash to: My
exact position on Obama.)
Warren has defended herself, claiming she did it only so she would be
invited to powwows, or what the great white father calls "meetings,"
saying she hoped "I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something
that might happen with people who are like I am."
What on earth does "people who are like I am" mean? Let's invite
Elizabeth because she's 1/32nd Cherokee. We really need the 1/32nd
Cherokee perspective around here. Maybe she has some old recipes that
are 1/32nd Cherokee!
Then, the Warren campaign claimed it was sexist to question Warren
about her bald-faced lie: "Once again, the qualifications and ability
of a woman are being called into question by Scott Brown … It's
First, Scott Brown has barely mentioned Warren's stinking lie.
But, second, the only people who consider it a "qualification" to be
1/32nd Cherokee are university hiring committees. Possible Warren
"I am a dotriacontaroon American. I want to be a voice for those who
are 1/32nd Cherokee, but also 1/32nd Pequot, 1/32nd Mohawk — basically
the senator for all dotriacontaroons. Isn't it time we had a senator
who was 1/32nd Cherokee?"
Now it's beginning to look like her ancestors not only did not suffer,
but caused the suffering she's getting the benefit of. The
great-great-great-grandfather married to the not-Cherokee O.C. Sarah
Smith Crawford turns out to have been one of the white enforcers on
the brutal Trail of Tears, helping round up Indians from their homes
in order to march them to a less desirable part of the country.
"Yes, and my other grandfather, Theophilus Connor …"
"Yes, but I swear, James Earl Ray is not a BLOOD uncle. We're related
only by marriage. At least that's what my cousin John Wayne Gacy used
to always tell me."
Warren's lie is outrageous enough to someone like me, who isn't a fan
of race-based affirmative action programs. Still, she is a liar, and
she stole the credit of someone else's suffering.
For liberals, it should be a mortal sin: Elizabeth Warren cheated on