The Not Ready for Diversity players. Hateful, icky, and ignorant. What’s Cherokee for asshole?
Regarding her heritage, Elizabeth Warren recently said this:
As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage. What kid would? But I knew my father’s family didn’t like that she was part Cherokee and part Delaware — so my parents had to elope.
Her response to Scott Brown’s slur recalls for me a stanza from James Fenton’s poem, “Jerusalem”:
It is superb in the air.
Suffering is everywhere
And each man wears his suffering like a skin.
My history is proud.
Mine is not allowed.
This is the cistern where all wars begin.
The laughter from the armoured car.
This is the man who won’t believe you’re what you are.