Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by Allene, Oct 19, 2018.
This link was posted on one of my genetic genealogy mailing lists a little while ago.
Bottom line was this for me:
“Indianness isn’t defined by DNA. It’s a legal, social, cultural, and historical construct, where Indigenous nations self-define the parameters of belonging”
Native American Sovereignty Is Under Attack. Here’s How Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Hurt Our Struggle.
I'm glad that Allene and ethics brought up and or commented on this topic.
Referencing the Washington Post Article it should be noted that in conclusion or summary the WaPo Fact Checker awarded Warren's story and or claim as worthy of the Three Pinocchios value judgment. The following explains the rating system.
Significant factual error and/or obvious contradictions. This gets into the realm of “mostly false.” But it could include statements which are technically correct (such as based on official government data) but are so taken out of context as to be very misleading. The line between Two and Three can be bit fuzzy and we do not award half-Pinocchios. So we strive to explain the factors that tipped us toward a Three.
This is an excellent article. Someone should mail it to Elizabeth Warren.
Thanks for posting the interpretation of what those three Pinocchios meant, Arc.