I will burn in hell for this but I have a confession to make. When I saw the first photo of University of Colorado professor and erstwhile Cherokee Indian chief, Ward Churchill - oh, and I shouldn't forget the fact that he is a huge cheerleader for the 9/11 terrorists - my immediate reaction was, "This guy is no more an Indian than I am."
I know I'm not supposed to make such judgements based on a person's physical attributes. Call me a racist, er ... ethnicist, for having had the thought but, as it turns out, I was right.
Another white guy wanting to be something other than what he is. Move over, Eminem.
'NAZI' PROF BLASTED AS INDIAN FIBBER
Ward Churchill, the university professor under fire for likening victims of the 9/11 attacks to Nazis, has been misrepresenting himself as a member of an American Indian tribe, a Cherokee official claims.
Churchill, coordinator of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, claims to be a member of the Keetoowah Cherokee tribe in Oklahoma but "is not in the database at all and is not a member of the Keetoowah," tribal clerk George Mauld told the Rocky Mountain News. (link)
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