But how would Fauxcahontas play nationally?
Actress and model Blake Lively may provide the answer.
After landing a gig in a L’Oreal Paris ad, Lively revealed that she has a mixed heritage of English, German, Irish and Cherokee.
Isha Aran of Fusion scoffed at the claim:
United in Beige. White person Blake Lively is now being hailed as a symbol of America’s diversity. Really.
This is a time of hurt and division in America, so it’s very important that we embrace each other and celebrate diversity. After all, America is a melting pot, especially when it comes to skin color (even though I definitely don’t see skin color, I see people). Still, everyone’s skin color is unique and beautiful, whether you’re black like Rachel Dolezal or, as former Gossip Girl Blake Lively recently revealed, a mixed-race Cherokee woman.Rachel Dolezal is a white woman who claimed to be black to land a job as president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in Spokane, Washington.
From the New York Daily News:
Blake Lively revealed that she is part Cherokee — and internet users revealed they aren’t buying it.
The famous actress is under attack on social media after she briefly addressed her mixed heritage in a L’Oreal Paris ad for various skin tones, noting that she is English, German, Irish and Cherokee.
“Okay it's confirmed, blake lively just said she was cherokee, thank god l'oreal finally makes a shade for her v underrepresented skin tone,” Twitter user Sarah Gorman wrote.Hollywood has a long history of fake Indians, most notably Espera Oscar de Corti -- a Sicilian-American actor who later billed himself as Iron Eyes Cody, the Indian chief with the tear rolling down his eye in the "Keep America Beautiful" spots.
Blake Lively Slammed on Social Media After Claiming Cherokee Ancestry in L'Oréal Ad
Lively also came under fire in 2016 for posting a pic where she claimed to have an "L.A. face with an Oakland booty."Hmm. Dear Senator Warren: Don't go there.
I don't know what Lively's heritage is, but she works in a profession where plastic surgery is the norm, so why not implant one's family tree with an Indian?
Just as in the Ivy League, there are incentives in Hollywood not to be white.
How this plays in the 2020 presidential race will be interesting if Warren runs.
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