May 15, 2012
It may be the debate we are not allowed to have, but are they claims we are not allowed to check?
In America, 2012:
The claim that Elizabeth Warren was 1/32 Cherokee has been suspect from the start, yet the media repeats the claim as if it were documented.
Read on at legalinsurrection.com
In Australia, 2012:
Cherokee no more
by Andrew Bolt
It is the kind of debate and investigation too dangerous to hold in race-obsessed Australia, where freedom of speech is so curtailed.
But in the US, Democrat Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be part Cherokee - a racial identification that gained her preferment at university - has not just been ridiculed but now debunked
I would like to discuss certain Australian analogies, but lawyers advise me the risks are now unacceptably high.
Such are our disgraceful laws against free speech.
Source: Andrew Bolt’s blog
In Australia, 2005:
[Greg] Lehman claims with mathematical precision to be 1/64th Aborigine. Faced with this bizarre formula, author Nicholas Shakespeare wrote: ‘How could someone who was 1/64th Aborigine – like, it appeared, most leaders in the Aboriginal community – choose this fraction of his ancestry over and above the rest?’ Lehman explained to the English author that the remainder of his ancestry was ‘mongrel’.
Source: Michael Connor, The Invention of Terra Nullius (Macleay, 2005), page 20
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