What happened: Another white liberal was exposed for what appear to be bogus claims of non-white heritage. Vianne Timmons, the president of Memorial University in Canada, became embroiled in scandal earlier this month after critics challenged her past claims of indigenous ancestry.
Timmons's claim that she has never identified as a member of the Bras d'Or Mi'kmaq tribe is contradicted by her publicly available résumé and multiple professional biographies that noted her membership in the tribe or her affiliation with an "unrecognized First Nation group." Timmons apologized and took a voluntary (paid) leave of absence after the scandal broke.
"While I have shared that I am not Mi’kmaw and I do not claim an Indigenous identity, questions about my intentions in identifying my Indigenous ancestry and whether I have benefited from sharing my understanding of my family’s history have sparked important conversations on and beyond our campus," Timmons said in a statement.
Why it matters: It's another example of an alarming trend to which we believe our readers should be alerted. White people, usually deranged liberals who want to stand out and advance their careers in fields dominated by other deranged liberals who fetishize oppression and minority status, keep getting busted for committing ethnic fraud.
Skin graft: Here are 10 of the most prominent white liberal sickos exposed for (or credibly accused of) pretending to be a person of color.
1) Rachel Dolezal
This trendsetter was truly ahead of her time. Dolezal was head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter in Spokane, Wash., and taught African studies at Eastern Washington University until 2015, when she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black. She subsequently claimed to identify as "trans-racial."
2) Elizabeth Warren
Sometimes referred to as "Pocahontas," Warren repeatedly identified herself as an American Indian on professional documents, and contributed plagiarized French recipes to the Pow Wow Chow cookbook in 1984. Harvard Law boasted that she was the "first woman of color" to teach at the school. She just took a DNA test (in 2018), turns out she's less than 0.1 percent Native American.
3) Rachel Elizabeth Seidel
Rachel Elizabeth Seidel, aka "Raquel Evita Saraswati," falsely claimed to be of Latin, South Asian, and Arab descent since 2004. The fake Muslim activist, who rubbed shoulders with prominent Democrats including Reps. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), was forced to resign her post as the chief equity, inclusion, and culture officer at the American Friends Service Committee.
4) Susan Taffe Reed
Dartmouth hired and subsequently immediately fired Reed as director of the school's Native American Program in 2015 after she was credibly accused of faking membership in the Eastern Delaware Nations.
5) Kay LeClaire
The Madison arts leader known as "nibiiwakamigkwe" claimed to be of Native American and Cuban heritage while running an Indigenous and queer tattoo parlor. LeClaire resigned from a 10-month paid residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after being credibly accused of ethnic fraud.
6) Hilaria Baldwin
Alec Baldwin's second wife, Hilaria Hayward-Thomas Baldwin, was born to white parents in Boston but bizarrely claimed to be a native Spaniard who moved to the United States at age 19. She even spoke with an accent on multiple occasions. After enough people called her out on social media, Baldwin posted a seven-minute Instagram video acknowledging that she "is a white girl." Mr. Baldwin, an actor, was charged with involuntary manslaughter earlier this year after fatally shooting a cinematographer on a film set.
7) Jessica Krug
The associate professor of African history at George Washington University admitted to faking her racial identity in 2020. Krug wrote in a Medium essay that she had "eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City" by adopting "various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim."
8) Claudia Lawrence
The freelance journalist was accused of being a fraud in 2020 after writing a New York Times op-ed offering advice to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to serve in a presidential cabinet, on behalf of "the Native community." A lengthy editor's note was added to inform readers that Lawrence was "unable to provide evidence of Native ancestry" and "is not an enrolled member of any federally or state-recognized tribe."
9) Erika Wurth
The celebrated author—whose latest novel, White Horse, is based on her alleged Native American heritage—has been dubbed a "Pretendian" by activists and researchers dedicated to exposing white people as "fake Indians." They insist Wurth's ancestry claims are "completely unverifiable."
10) Shaun King
The infamous Black Live Matter activist has two white parents, according to his birth certificate. King claims his white mother secretly told him his real father was black. Even CNN's Don Lemon was not convinced.