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Enough of this noncontroversy over ancestry claims

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Elizabeth Warren spoke during the 2012 Massachusetts Democratic Endorsing Convention.

I read with some amusement and a bit of nostalgia the so-called controversy surrounding the claim by Elizabeth Warren that she has Native American blood.

As a boy growing up in a multi-ethnic family, I learned from my mother that she was 1/16 Native American, which made me 1/32 Native American. I was always proud of that, though I have no certified document that definitively identified me as such. My mother’s word was enough for me.

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There is no evidence that Warren took advantage of her claim to this ancestry, so why are we still talking about it?

Robert Kostka


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