Before someone writes, “who?” “who cares?” “never heard of him,” in the comments, maybe you should be cognizant that when we spotlight someone you personally never heard of it’s because we are trying to send a signal to others who hold the same view that they should perhaps STFU.
Uh, Dan, explain how it is racist to call a white woman who pretended to be native American “Pocahontas.”
Twitterverse did, indeed, ask this dope to explain. He responded, but it was not an explanation as to how this is remotely racist.
Dan Ancona, Extraordinary Western Liberal@DanAncona Guess this hit a nerve! You like facts, right? One of them was the test showed that sure enough, she had native ancestry. But it doesn’t matter. Calling people names based on racial identities is fucked up. We don’t let kids do it on playgrounds, but it’s ok for Trump?
Not only would I let my kid sarcastically call some other kid, who tried to gain an advantage on the playground by lying about his background, Pocahontas, I’d be proud of him.
LoveBreedsAccountability explained how this ISN’T racist-
If Elizabeth Warren actually were Native American, then calling her Pocahontas could indeed be considered at best a racial slur and at worst flat-out racism.
But it’s precisely because she’s not Native American in any even remotely meaningful way that the name Pocahontas is so effective. And hilarious. And not racist.
It would be like me calling you “Einstein” when you say something really stupid that you think is really smart. I don’t actually think you’re Einstein, nor am I attacking Albert Einstein. I’m being sarcastic, because you’re not at all the thing you claim to be.
She was just another iteration of Rachel Dolezal; a white woman pretending to be a different race in order to advance her career. Nothing more. Nothing less.
I mean you just gotta love these Democrats who lie about their race, ethnicity and heritage to advance their careers haha. This, despite their uniform claims that America institutionally hates and rejects anyone who isn’t white and American!