During a “Conversation with the Candidate” forum in New Hampshire Thursday, 2020 White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren apologized for controversial past claims of Native American ancestry and admitted the obvious: that she is “not a person of color” and “not a citizen of a tribe.”
A mother of black twins at the event asked the Massachusetts senator how she can “overcome the bridge with voters” who question her cynical appropriation of Native American heritage.
“Like most people, my brothers and I learned about who we are from our mom and our dad. My family’s very important to me, and based on that, sometimes, decades ago, I identified that way,” she said. “Even so, I shouldn’t have done it. I am not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe, and I’ve apologized for any confusion over tribal sovereignty, tribal citizenship and any harm caused by that,” she added.