Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Ward Churchill DOES Admit He Is NOT a Native American Indian

The allegation made in my earlier post has been confirmed. This morning's Honolulu Star-Bulletin does indeed quote Ward Churchill as having defiantly confirmed that he is NOT a Native American. According to the newspaper,

Churchill did address the issue of his ethnicity, admitting that he is not Native American.

"Is he an Indian? Do we really care?" he said, quoting those he called his "white Republican" critics.

"Let's cut to the chase; I am not," he said.

His pedigree is "not important," Churchill said: "The issue is the
substance of what is said."

He went on to explain that the issue of whether he is Native American has been blown up by sloppy reporting and reporters quoting other reporters.

In spite of his confession to have perpetuated a fraud for many years and, as a consequence, having used that fraud to be hired as faculty, granted tenure and made the department head for Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Churchill offered no apologies.

Although local student and community Republicans organized a protest outside the building where he spoke, many others, more than twice as many as could fit in the auditorium, eagerly listened to his "lecture." Some students were there because they had been assigned to attend by their professors.

What a celebrity!