When it comes to try to peddle a little bit of melanin, a contrived twig on a family tree, or an ancestry with little history in the US, none of it involving systematic repression, into a rhetorical get out of jail free by calling the jailer “racist” card, Elizabeth Warren is the grand dame.
But she’s got competition. Rashida Tlaib – as antisemitic as Ilhan Omar, without the domestic legal baggage, so far – seems to qualify:
…[I]t strikes me as odd that no one has yet pointed out the most glaring fact about the Squad of Four “women of color” running amok in the Congress: one of them is obviously a white woman. This rather makes calling their critics racist even more absurd. Rashida Tlaib was born in Detroit of Palestinian Arab ancestry. Arabs from the Near East are white, and always have been, as far as the U.S. Census Bureau and American society at large are concerned.
In the supercharged race-hustle of today’s left-wing politics, though, everyone wants super-victim racial status. Not many American politicos are actually full descendants of black American slaves, so we have a lot of them scrambling to fit under the title “brown” or “of color.” So far, none of the many white ethnic groups of the Near East — Greek, Jew, Arab, Turk, Kurd, Armenian, etc. — has been able to achieve this transformation and make it stick. But left-wing Arabs and Persians are fighting to make it so, and Tlaib takes every opportunity to tell Speaker Pelosi that she and her gal pals are all women of color. (Never mind that ethnic groups from the Near East are relative newcomers to America and have no history of mistreatment in this country.)
Watch for her to announce she’s a lesbian by the end of summer.