The Complex, Childish Identity Politics of Elizabeth Warren’s Native Heritage

The Elizabeth Warren Native American imbroglio, new from me at Reason. The lede:

There's a party trick my ex-husband, a member of the Creek Nation, told me about: The next time a white-looking person tells you they have Native American blood, look at them thoughtfully, maybe tilt their chin this way and that, and say, "I bet you're part Cherokee."

Nine times out of 10, the person will light up and say, "How did you know?"

At which point you can keep the trick going ("I see it in your profile…"), or chalk them up to being another member of the Wannabe tribe…

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