Curious as to how clueless is The New York Times? Mara Gay — a member of the Gray Lady's editorial board— claimed on Ari Melber's MSNBC show Monday night that President Trump's mocking of Elizabeth Warren's phony claim to be a Native American "was actually about white anxieties among Donald Trump's base about who's white in America."
Anxieties about who is white in America? What meaningless identity-politics gobbledygook! No, Ms. Gay. Trump's point is simply that Warren cheated.
Elizabeth Warren made her bogus claim of Native American-hood in order to get ahead in academia. The facts are that Warren "listed herself as Native-American on a key legal directory reviewed by deans and hiring committees. Former employers — such as the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School — listed Warren as a minority faculty member. Harvard Law School even trumpeted her as the school’s first tenured 'woman of color.'"
And as our friends at the Washington Examiner have reported: "Warren graduated from the lowest ranked law school [Rutgers] of all Harvard Law School professors--and nearly all Ivy League law professors."
Does anyone believe for a second that Harvard would have hired Warren if she had been an alum of an average white band?
But for The Times, and Mara Gay, everything must be about race.