It’s all in how you look at it. In Massachusetts, GOP Sen. Scott Brown looks at his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren and doesn’t like what he sees. It’s a new take on the old theme of race, defined as a meaningless social construct until it starts to mean everything. In this case, when Warren -- as almost every Oklahoman I’ve ever met – relied on shared family lore to claim Native American heritage, Brown turned it into an issue of both character and undeserved gain.
“Clearly she is not” what she says she is, according to Brown, who clearly can use his visual powers to untangle racial identity, not an easy thing in the genetic stew that is America. (MORE)