“Senator Releases DNA Test Results,” The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2018 A4.  Senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA results about her ancestry.

Facts are facts.  And labels are labels, and not necessarily facts.  How much of a certain DNA do you need to have to be a minority, entitled to affirmative action?

So, the blood results are information.  But who has the power to decide who is and who is not a Native American?  Are labels just short-hand opinions?  And, as opinions tend to do, are either right or they’re wrong, with the actual facts determining the actual truth or falsity.

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