For years, Elizabeth Warren has claimed that she was of Native American descent to help her political career. Finally, after enough people questioned her audacious story, Warren revealed her DNA results that showed she is 1/512th Native American.
Then it gets worse for Fauxcahontas when the Boston Globe had to make an embarrassing correction.
The DNA test revealed that Elizabeth Warren is not 1/512 Native American, she’s 1/1,024. That’s 0.0009765625.
Now, most tribes require that people have at least 1/16th to claim Native American heritage. Warren’s claimed to be Cherokee and the DNA test proves that not to be true.
Oh, but then it gets EVEN better…
According to the New York Times, the average white person in America has nearly double the amount of American Indian DNA (0.18%) as Elizabeth Warren (0.098%), who claims to be Cherokee.
On average, the scientists found, people who identified as African-American had genes that were only 73.2 percent African. European genes accounted for 24 percent of their DNA, while .8 percent came from Native Americans.
Latinos, on the other hand, had genes that were on average 65.1 percent European, 18 percent Native American, and 6.2 percent African. The researchers found that European-Americans had genomes that were on average 98.6 percent European, .19 percent African, and .18 Native American.
These broad estimates masked wide variation among individuals. Based on their sample, the researchers estimated that over six million European-Americans have some African ancestry. As many as five million have genomes that are at least 1 percent Native American in origin. One in five African-Americans, too, has Native American roots.
In order to hold her absurd story together, Warren made some crazy claims to bolster her claims.
One such story was that her parents had to elope since her father’s parents were racist and were not too pleased with their son’s Cherokee girlfriend.
Oh, and then there was the “touching” story of her Pawpaw’s high cheekbones.