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From Prism:

The National Lawyers Guild’s former first ‘Latina’ president is a white woman

The National Lawyers Guild was formed in 1937 after Stalin called for a “Popular Front” of Communists and liberals to oppose Hitler. But with the signing of the Stalin-Hitler pact, the National Lawyers Guild instantly became anti-anti-Nazi, costing it most of its non-Communist members.

Prominent human rights attorney Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan has spent more than a decade pretending to be Colombian and Puerto Rican.

TINA VÁSQUEZ ▸ JANUARY 7TH, 2021

For years, prominent human rights attorney Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan has positioned herself as an advocate for Latinx communities, most recently identifying as a Puerto Rican woman from New York determined to aid the island and bring attention to the economic and humanitarian crises produced by colonization. Unbeknownst to many in the Latinx communities she worked alongside and claimed as her own, Bannan is a white woman who grew up in Georgia. Since at least 2006, she has accepted opportunities expressly intended for Latinas and other people of color.

The 43-year-old, who is currently senior counsel at LatinoJustice Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund, has publicly identified as a Latina for years, though the specifics of her identity and origin story have shifted over time. …

Nothing in Bannan’s lineage indicates that she can lay claim to a Latina identity.

It’s funny how the concept of “social construction” goes out the window in cases like this.

According to historical public documents, including census and naturalization records, Bannan’s paternal family arrived in the United States from Ireland and Italy. Her Italian grandmother Lycia, the source of Bannan’s middle name, arrived in the U.S. in 1912. Records also indicate that Bannan’s maternal family all arrived in the U.S. from Russia. Court records from 1994, when Bannan was 17 years old, identify Natasha Lycia Bannan as a white “non-Hispanic.” Nevertheless, in a statement to Prism, Bannan said she has identified as Latina for as long as she can remember because it was the culture she was “raised in.”

In public comments going back more than a decade, she has claimed varying forms of Latina identity, presenting vague and shifting descriptions of her ethnic and cultural origins. In 2007, Bannan told the the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario that she was “a little bit Spanish, a little bit Colombian, and a Sephardic Jew.”…

In a 2015 video, Bannan mentioned dancing in a salsa competition while visiting family in Colombia when she was eight years old. By 2017, claims of a Puerto Rican identity entered the public sphere. In one video, Bannan tells Voice Latina that she’s a “cultural mix of Puerto Rican, Colombian, Italian, and some other.”

Shortly after being contacted by Prism for this story, Bannan wrote a Facebook post Monday afternoon clarifying that she is “racially white” and that her “cultural heritage” and her identification as a Latina come from who her family “has been” and not where her “ancestors were from.” Bannan told Prism that she has been public about her white identity but declined to provide significant examples supporting this claim.

“I am racially white, and have always said that. However my cultural identity was formed as a result of my family, both chosen and chosen for me, and that has always been Latinx. My identity is my most authentic expression of who I am and how I pay honor to the people who have formed me since I was a child,” Bannan said.

In a subsequent email, Bannan shared a private 2016 Facebook post as proof that she has publicly identified as white.

“My biological origins are Italian, atheist Jewish/Sephardic, some unknown (adopted grandfather) and who knows what else. My biological parents were born in the United States, and I was raised with only one of them,” reads the post. “Yet the Colombian family who I grew up with and who were responsible in grand part for raising me, who helped form my character and identity were from many different ethnic identities and backgrounds.”

Bannan told Prism that her maternal grandfather was adopted, however he is listed as white in both the 1930 and 1940 census. Bannan didn’t clarify who her Colombian family is, or how long she was connected to them. Public records indicate Bannan’s mother was married to a man with a Spanish surname for five years, during the time Bannan was ages six to 11. Another marriage record indicates her mother had a subsequent marriage to a different man with a Spanish surname in 1995.

OK, so her mom liked sexy Latin Lover gentlemen, and little Natasha really got into salsa dancing when visiting her the family or families of her Spanish-surnamed stepfathers, at least one of whom lived in Colombia.

Similarly, Alec Baldwin’s wife’s parents are really into Spain, and so Hilary/Hilaria therefore took flamenco dancing classes in high school and really got into acting Spanish. By unconfirmed rumor, this may have helped her snag Alec on the rebound after Salma Hayek broke his heart. Alec has probably figured out by now that his wife, the mother of his five children, puts on an act when she speaks with a Spanish accent, but he appears to like her act, much like Gomez Adams was overcome by amour everytime Morticia spoke French. And as far as I can tell she, unlike these other ladies, hasn’t been claiming any affirmative action sinecures based on her spicy Latina act.

In the post, Bannan also wrote of her “deeply spiritual and cultural connection with Borinquen that has lasted many lives

Maybe she was the Princess of Puerto Rico in a previous incarnation? Can you prove she wasn’t?

and took over my spirit, accent and soul from a young age.”

Perhaps she had a Puerto Rican maid while growing up? Maybe she went to Dorado Beach for Spring Break? Maybe she had a tumultuous affair with her Puerto Rican dance instructor?

Bannan appears in a multitude of videos across the internet, mostly focused on Puerto Rico, as she has positioned herself as a Puerto Rican attorney and expert on the sociopolitical conditions facing the island and its people. …

Bannan has maintained that her identification as a Latina comes from her “lived experiences”

“Lived experience” means in 2020: some of this stuff I’m telling you is kind of true and the other parts feel to me like they could have or should have been true. Once you add in an interest in reincarnation, “lived experience” becomes an especially elastic concept.

and is an “authentic expression” of who she is. “Given that Latinx is not synonymous with race,” Bannan said, it “does not discount” her “lived experience as a racially white person.” There are certainly white Latinos, but all available evidence, including Bannan’s own statements, indicate that she is not one. Ethnicity does not come through osmosis. Being in proximity to Colombian and Puerto Rican people does not make one Colombian or Puerto Rican.

These are rather dogmatically anti-social constructionist assertions. She has had a couple of Latin stepfathers. How much should that count? What if she’d been adopted by a Colombian family and grew up in Columbia?

To Latina attorneys whose identities have created more hurdles than opportunities, Bannan’s “authentic representation” appears to lean into stereotypes about Latina women.

Ana Gabriela Urizar, a Guatemalan immigrant practicing corporate immigration law at a private practice, said that watching videos of Bannan is “sad and funny.”

“It’s like she’s wearing a Latina costume and dresses according to Latina stereotypes,” Urizar said, as Bannan is almost always seen in media appearances wearing oversized jewelry and dark makeup. “A lot of us endure so much criticism because of the way we look and the way that we talk; the hate and harassment we receive means we have to tone ourselves down. Actual Latinas couldn’t get away with what she does.”

In other words, some white women can really pull off the whole Sofia Vergara Latin bombshell act, which a lot of women would like to do. But less white ones worry that they will come across as more like Rosie Perez if they indulge their taste for huge hoop earrings and the like.

There is also Bannan’s way of speaking. At a 2015 event in support of Puerto Rican activist Oscar López Rivera, Bannan addressed the crowd in what appears to be an affected accent, eerily similar to the one used by Jessica Krug in the now infamous video of the George Washington University professor speaking to the New York City Council.

Urizar told Prism that her accent has created hurdles for her in the legal profession and that it seems as if Bannan doesn’t understand that carrying the identity of a Latina attorney is not just a “luxury,” but rather something that comes with many challenges.

“If you really have an accent, you will have very negative experiences in this industry. People have made comments about whether I belonged here. Several people asked me if I took the bar exam in Spanish. At the time, it was extremely hurtful because I knew they were making assumptions about my capabilities,” Urizar said.

“I’ve been asked if I’m the paralegal or the secretary. People have said, ‘Where are you really from?’ Honestly, there were times when I wished I didn’t have an accent. It took a long time for me to be comfortable with my background and learn how to use it as a tool to advocate for others. So yes, it makes me angry to know that [Bannan] treated this identity like something she could jump in and out of for her own advantage.”

Urizar said that in professional environments, she is extremely cognizant of the stereotypes that Latinas are loud, hyper-sexual, and wear “flamboyant and colorful clothing” and “huge earrings.” In predominantly white lawyering spaces, Urizar said she is a “watered down version” of herself— she dresses more conservatively, intentionally picking smaller earrings and more muted colors.

In other words, her true self is loud, hyper-sexual, and wears flamboyant and colorful clothing and huge earrings. But all these affirmative action fakers who are Professional Latinas instead get to lean into the Jennifer Lopez Fabulosa act that is so much fun.

… “There were so many hurdles, sometimes stuff I didn’t even anticipate. I’m very animated when I speak; I use my hands a lot and because of this, comments were made about me,” Pérez said, noting that a white male attorney at a networking event referred to her as “spicy” and in another instance while preparing for a moot court competition, she was advised to “tone down” her gestures to appear more professional. “I kept getting this feedback that I knew was gendered and related to stereotypes and ideas of who Latinas are and how we move in the world.”

Stereotypes and ideas of who Latinas are and how we move in the world that are true

Latinas account for less than 2% of American lawyers and the opportunities available to them in the predominantly white legal field are limited—a fact Bannan acknowledged in a 2017 video in which she said she “can’t stress enough the importance of having Latino lawyers.” But that did not stop Bannan from siphoning resources, positions, and other opportunities intended for Latinas and other people of color in spaces where she already had a significant leg up as a white woman—and in spaces where her claimed Latina identity was never necessary for her to advance in her career.

In 2006, she was one of just 22 Latina fellows chosen to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Peace, Health, and Justice Award from Casa Atabex Ache, an organization in the South Bronx that facilitates “collective transformation and social change for women of color.” In 2009, Bannan was President of CUNY Law School’s Latin American Law Students Association, and also served as one of two law student fellows at the school’s Center for Latino/a Rights and Equality (CLORE). Despite her resume identifying herself as a fellow, Bannan was an intern in 2010 for the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Ella Baker program, named after the African-American civil rights and human rights activist. Bannan became the National Lawyers Guild’s (NLG) president in 2015 and was heralded as the organization’s first Latina president. In 2016, she attended the Aspen Institute’s invitation-only Justice and Society Seminar as a Ricardo Salinas Scholar, courtesy of the Ricardo Salinas Scholarship Fund aimed at increasing the participation of Latinos in the Aspen Institute’s highly coveted events. Her writings have also been featured in a series of anthologies showcasing Latinos, including the 2018 book Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA and the 2019 book Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm.

In other words, here we are in the second half century of Racial/Ethnic Preferences in America, and there are all sorts of benefits for people who can work the Latina Lawyeress grift to their advantage.

By the way, American ladies pretending to be spicy senoritas is not at all a new thing. Al Jolson sang “She’s a Latin from Manhattan” in 1935:

Fate sent her to me, over the sea from Spain,
And she is one in a million for me.
I found my romance when she went dancing by,
And she must be a Castillian, si si!
Is she from Havana or Madrid?
But something about her
Is making me doubt her,
I think I remember the kid!
Yeah!
She’s a Latin from Manhattan,
I can tell by her manana.
She’s a Latin from Manhattan,
But not Havana!
Though she does a rumba for us,
And she calls herself Dolores,
She was in a Broadway chorus,
Known as Susie Donahue.
She can take her tambourine and whack it,
But the hurry’s jus a racket,
She’s a hoofer from Fifth Avenue!
She’s a Latin from Manhattan,
She’s a Forty Second Streeter,
She’s a Latin from Manhattan,
Senorita Donahue.
She’s a Latin from Manhattan,
Senorita Donahue.

Most people believe that music was better in the past, basically whenever they were 13. Because there is so much good music, I often believe them. But then I remember that Al Jolson was just about the biggest star of all for awhile. What the hell were people thinking?

 
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  1. prosa123 says:

    At least in that picture she actually does look Latin.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    , @danand
    , @S. Anonyia
  2. Crushing the myth of white privilege, one dumb self-absorbed white chick at a time.

  3. Steve Sailer is really Esteban Marinero, a five foot Guatemalan, and has been posing as a white man since the 70s.

  4. Mr. Anon says:

    Ana Gabriela Urizar, a Guatemalan immigrant practicing corporate immigration law at a private practice, said that watching videos of Bannan is “sad and funny.”

    i.e., she’s a parasite who helps US companies replace their american workforces with foreigners.

    • Agree: bomag, AnotherDad
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  5. Barnard says:
    @prosa123

    Only because of how she is dressed and has her hair styled. She doesn’t look like she has the slightest bit on non European ancestry.

  6. Elli says:

    “It’s like she’s wearing a Latina costume and dresses according to Latina stereotypes,” Urizar said, as Bannan is almost always seen in media appearances wearing oversized jewelry and dark makeup. “A lot of us endure so much criticism because of the way we look and the way that we talk; the hate and harassment we receive means we have to tone ourselves down. Actual Latinas couldn’t get away with what she does.”

    Replace “Latina” with “woman” and you’re kinda describing the way I feel about drag queens and trannies. But I am wrong and hateful and Urizar is not.

  7. “My biological origins are Italian, atheist Jewish/Sephardic, some unknown (adopted grandfather) and who knows what else. … “

    Cherchez la juive!

  8. guest007 says:

    If her stepfathers were Latinos, doesn’t that mean she grew up in a household that experience the downside of white privilege? It is amazing the knots that the racial/ethnic bean counters work themselves into so that as many people can claim to be victims of white privledge/racism/bias but only the true people of color should get the affirmative action.

  9. Wilkey says:

    Again…everyone should be doing this. Lie on your SATs, your college applications, your job application, your loan applications.

    Tell them you’re black or Hispanic or Native American.

    Stop supporting a system that is out to destroy you. They can’t throw you in jail for it. There is nothing they can do to you. Not a damned thing.

  10. “Latino” is a social construct to begin with. I once knew a rather demonstrative Colombian guy who told me that if you don’t speak Spanish, then you’re not a Latino. By that standard, Richie Valens was not Latino.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  11. Speaking of Puerto Rico, what are the chances of giving them the independence for which they were planting bombs during the Seventies? I mean before the next administration makes them a state.

  12. @Wilkey

    I bashed you the other day for your rather repetitive Trump-bashing, but comments like this are great. Credit where its due.

    Sincerely,
    William “half Black/half Native American/half “latino”/half gay/half tranny/half differently-abled” Badwhite

  13. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:
    @TelfoedJohn

    Sailer no es marinero – es capitan, capitan

    • Agree: Gary in Gramercy
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Cortes
  14. Mr. Anon says:

    OT – This new Great Reset will be awesome:

    From Scotland:

    Context : Officer barges in, family tries to get him to leave, officers says he is there because they suspect other people are in the house.

    Family tells him to “fucking” leave, officer threatens to arrest them for a breach of the peace….in their own house.

    https://twitter.com/CountDankulaTV/status/1347246304401960961

    Think about that – the cop is forcing his way inside a house because there might be an unauthorized person in it. Think about what the West has come to in the last nine months.

  15. @Anon

    Esteban Marinero does have a cool theme song.

  16. mmack says:

    “For years, prominent human rights attorney Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan has positioned herself as an advocate for Latinx communities, most recently identifying as a Puerto Rican woman from New York ”

    “In 2007, Bannan told the the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario that she was “a little bit Spanish, a little bit Colombian, and a Sephardic Jew.”…”

    So she’s a Puerto Rican Jew, like Juan Luis Pedro Felipo de Huevos Epstein, of Welcome Back, Kotter:

    “A fiercely proud Puerto Rican Jew (when asked if his mother was Puerto Rican, Juan replies that his mother’s maiden name was Bibbermann and that his grandfather “saw Puerto Rico from the ship as he was making his way to America and decided to settle there instead of Miami”, making him one of the earliest Puerto Rican Jews. Juan is thus Puerto Rican on his father’s side and Jewish on both parents’ sides)”

    “Dear Mr. Sailer,

    Please excuse Natasha’s absence as she was taking Spanish lessons and could not try cases.

    Signed,
    Epstein’s Mother”

    • Thanks: Gary in Gramercy
  17. George says:

    She has videos on YouTube. To my ear she speaks English with an American accent except when she says a Spanish name she does things like rolls the Rs. In some videos she does dress on the provocative side.

    The article does not mention that she speaks Spanish, here she is Hablando Español:
    Punto de vista: Natasha Bannan Puerto Rico

    I think she has more than enough language credibility and time being raised in the culture to be an ethnic Columbian-American.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  18. Latinos can be “of any race”, but the only written standards I’ve seen have said that you have to have at least one grandparent who is Latino. Whether a step-parent should “count” raises the interesting question of whether Latino is something by blood (i.e., like race but somehow not a race), or by culture.

    Congress has defined it like this:

    Americans who identify themselves as being of Spanish-speaking background and trace their origin or descent from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America, and other Spanish-speaking countries.

    So “origin or descent” from a Spanish-speaking country is required. Ms. Bannan appears to have neither. She has no Latino ancestors, and her “origin” appears to be Georgia.

    However, the Pew Hispanic Center has defined Hispanic very differently:

    The most common approach to answering these questions is straightforward: Who is Hispanic? Anyone who says they are. And nobody who says they aren’t.

    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/09/15/who-is-hispanic/

    So, who knows?

  19. @Wilkey

    Again…everyone should be doing this. Lie on your SATs, your college applications, your job application, your loan applications.

    And unless you go on to become a public figure professional POC, you almost certainly won’t get caught. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.

    • Replies: @Thea
    , @Anonymous
  20. Flip says:

    Well, Italy is where they first spoke Latin, after all.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  21. @TelfoedJohn

    Doing a job no American will do?

    • LOL: bomag
  22. vhrm says:

    Ethnicity does not come through osmosis. Being in proximity to Colombian and Puerto Rican people does not make one Colombian or Puerto Rican.

    These are rather dogmatically anti-social constructionist assertions. She has had a couple of Latin stepfathers. How much should that count? What if she’d been adopted by a Colombian family and grew up in Columbia?

    I for one think it counts for a significant amount and especially for the latino label.

    Of major race/ethnicity grievance groups latino is the most socially constructed since it’s very new (~500 years), racially a mixture of three of the other races in any amount from 0% to 100% and defined roughly by having some ancestors that at some point lived in the Americas south of the US. Their distinct common political interests are also virtually nil.

    The Latina author of the article, like all non-black race agitators, are jealous that they don’t have “but slavery!” and “one drop” to fall back on.

  23. Rob McX says:

    You can’t identify as Latina without having Latin American ancestry, yet you can identify as female while holding on to your Y chromosome and your penis?

    • Replies: @additionalMike
  24. Anonymous[358] • Disclaimer says:

    I’d like to hear more about this “”biological atheism” stuff.

  25. @Steve Sailer

    You can deny the allegation by saying: “Yo no soy marinero, soy capitan, soy capitan, soy capitan.”

  26. watzi2w says:

    There is nothing new under the sun: In 1935, The movie “Go Into Your Dance” contained a song “She’s a Latin from Manhattan” by Henry Warren and Lyrics by Al Dubin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_oQ34WB3vQ

    (Lyrics: https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1107664/Al+Jolson/She%27s+a+Latin+from+Manhattan )

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Reg Cæsar
  27. The last time I checked, women’s sports were created to provide females with an exclusive space in which their gender could avoid male competition. Since male athletes are much stronger and faster than female athletes, creating women’s sports provided more women with the opportunity to be winning athletes. Which a lot of women liked.

    If “Trans” men start entering women’s sports in big numbers, they could easily take over and push out women.

    According to liberals, women are the historical victims of male patriarchy and therefore are deserving of various forms of compensation. Compensation like women’s sports, along with other stuff like affirmative action, strict sexual harassment laws, etc. Men must give in to any demands that women make.

    So if some men start dressing up in dresses and shaving their legs, it’d be unfair to force women to embrace their bizarre sexual fetish.

    So why exactly do “Trans” have any political or cultural influence? Shouldn’t feminists and liberals kick the stuffing out of them (with the support of traditionalist conservatives)? Shouldn’t being anti-“Trans” be the least controversial position imaginable?

    How did these “Trans” become so powerful? What’s going on here?

    Here’s the answer.

    Oligarchs (especially the Pritzker family). Read this eye opening article.

    https://www.unz.com/estriker/american-oligarchs-i-the-pritzkers-and-transgenderism/

    The Pritzker family, heirs to the Hyatt Hotel, today use their estimated $29 billion dollar fortune to speculate on the stock market, dodge taxes, buy politicians, and rip people off with predatory banking schemes.

    The Jewish clan has made capitalist-activism, where money wrung out of working class people is used to pay for the pet projects of the anti-social left, central to their plan to radically re-engineer America.

    [Jennifer Pritzker’s] money, along with other figures like fellow Jew and transsexual Martine Rothblatt, has put the wind in the sails of the transgender top-down revolution, granting it scientific and medical credibility through the power of their checkbooks, along with trained operatives who have helped institutionalize in the corporate world. The Pritzkers are heavily invested in the world of pharmaceuticals and science.

    In recent years, Jennifer has donated millions to the University of Minnesota Medical Department’s Human Sexuality department, carved out a “Pritzker School of Medicine” at the University of Chicago, and a “Transgender Studies” chair, handpicked by Pritzker, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Other members of the Pritzker family donated $25 million to University of California at San Francisco’s child health department, which under the auspices of two Jews, predictably advocates for confused or ill young children to be given irreversible transsexual surgeries.

    This money guarantees, in the very best case scenario, a veto on science that questions the validity of transgenderism, but often times just incentivizes these universities to produce pseudo-science in favor of it. UMN has a whole clinic dedicated to advocating in favor of and entertaining transgender insanity, targeting kids in particular. The University of Chicago’s School of Medicine has been transformed into a laboratory for macabre “gender-reassignment” human experimentation, akin to Magnus Hirschfeld’s Weimar-era house of horrors.

    The private grant system and for-profit universities have reduced science in the United States to the propaganda mills dedicated to affirming the ideological will of donors like the Pritzkers, as seen with Brown University’s inexplicable retraction and apology for a study that found transgenderism is nothing more than a socially constructed fad spreading via peer pressure. Brown later allowed for the study to be republished after rare but intense media scrutiny, but this case was symbolic of the pressure scientists are under to never question system dogmas set in advance by billionaires.

    The ridiculous “controversy” over whether the military should allow transgenders is another product of Pritzker money. It is hard to believe that retired and current military men think it is important to include transsexuals in the armed forces, but 10s of millions of dollars can get many of these careerists “woke.”

    In 2013, Jennifer Pritzker donated $25 million to the prestigious University of Norwich and its military department, which is credited with creating the ROTC system. This was the largest donation the school has ever received in its 194 year history. A few years later, the University of Norwich’s student rules manual has a whole chapter dedicated to “accommodating” transgender recruits with special exceptions, putting the homo in globo-homo imperialism.

    The Pritzker family is intimately involved with the Democratic establishment, especially in their home city of Chicago where they enjoy close ties to the Israeli Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama. Members of the family have chaired major campaigns, served as Secretary of Commerce, have been given control over the Chicago school system, directed Olympic games, and much more. J.B. Pritzker is currently the Governor of Illinois, and the chairman of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

    This family was very influential in Washington during the Obama years, where the Pritzkers, through bundling and personal donations, were able to collect $800 million dollars for Obama’s campaigns and inaugural funds.

    The most important part of the article.

    The Pritzkers are only one, relatively small branch of America’s hereditary plutocracy. If you’re wondering why Presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren or Great Wall Street Hope Pete Buttigieg have made the absurdity of transgenderism front and center in their campaigns, it’s because the Pritzkers are paying them to.

    Universities, mass media, elections, law enforcement, medicine – all of these important institutions have been ruined by Jewish bankster money from people like the Pritzkers, who have almost fully replaced ethics and merit to indulge their fetishes and desire to control us.

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a “conservative” or a “liberal.” Americans have been reduced to pawns of rapacious oligarchs. There’s no more “democracy” or “freedom of speech” in this country.

    Our two political parties are nothing more than controlled opposition. Our major media outlets are propaganda outlets that masquerade as “independent and fair” organizations.

    Whenever a prominent individual emerges to threaten the current social order, he’s either ignored (Ralph Nader), portrayed as “kooky”(Dennis Kucinich), marginalized (Ron Paul), or subject to various machinations (Bernie Sanders).

    A lot of people here have no respect for “conservative” leaders, but are “liberals” any better?

    “Liberals” are pro-feminism, but have to agree to “Trans” men in women’s sports.
    “Liberals” are anti-military, but are forced to salute “the troops.”
    “Liberals” are anti-capitalism, but have to let Big Corps fund (and control) their candidates.

    What’s the point of being a “liberal” if you have to agree to all this stuff?

    At the end of the day, it seems like everyone is just a pawn of the oligarchs.

    TLDR: Universities, mass media, elections, law enforcement, medicine – all of these important institutions have been ruined by Jewish bankster money from people like the Pritzkers.

    • Thanks: JMcG
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @John Pepple
  28. Records also indicate that Bannan’s maternal family all arrived in the U.S. from Russia

    My biological origins are Italian, atheist Jewish/Sephardic

    In 2007, Bannan told the the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario that she was “a little bit Spanish, a little bit Colombian, and a Sephardic Jew.”…

    So she’s not White either, she’s Blue.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  29. Cortes says:

    It’s always handy for Latinx people to enjoy Grade A Basque names. Especially when you can’t get to wear those huge earrings and dance the day away con el capitán Marinero while working as a corporate immigration attorney.

  30. jon says:

    and a Sephardic Jew

    To the management,

    In order to streamline operations here at the Unz, I’d like to make a couple of proposals:
    1. Among the “AGREE/DISAGREE/ETC.” options, we should add an “… every damn time” choice
    2. In addition to the bold, italics, and blockquote options, we should one for “((( )))”

    Thanks,
    Jon

    • Agree: Tim, Kratoklastes
  31. @Wilkey

    When I call in an order for Latin take-out I give my name as Roque — I suppose that’s a start.

  32. Forseti says:

    Her argument for Latina status is not as bad as it appear at first glace.

    For example, a women of Argentinian ancestry who is racially White (eg. a 50% Italian and 50% German) and who was raised in Nebraska can claim Latina status because her great-grand parents and grand parents did a quick 1.5 generation stopover in Argentina on the way to the US. And this is despite the fact that she may have not been exposed to any Latin/Hispanic culture whatsoever in her life.

    Meanwhile, the same woman — had her ancestors not done a quick stopover in Argentina — could not claim Latina status. And this is true even if she grew up in the slums of Miami speaking only mostly Spanish and experiencing a purely Latin/Hispanic upbringing.

    Really illustrates the absurdity of the “official” way we classify Hispanics.

    Seems self-evident to me that the “Hispanic” label should be replaced with “Mestizo,” but only for those who have visible Amerindian admixture. Current-Hispanics who are purely (or nearly purely) European should be “White.” Current-Hispanics who are African and European (eg. lots of Dominicans) should be classified the same way any other mix-raced people of African and European descent are classified.

    • Agree: vhrm
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  33. ‘I love it when you call me senorita.’

  34. Do Latinas ever pretend to be white?
    A friend is asking.

    • Replies: @John Up North
    , @Forbes
  35. @Jus' Sayin'...

    This whole shuck has less to do with this bimbo being Jewish than with her being too dim to get into any law school better than CUNY Law School, billed as a “public interest law school,” but in reality filled largely with NAM’s who will struggle to pass a bar exam. The few Jews I’ve known who were CUNY Law alums were all women who, frankly, were not the sharpest knives in the legal drawer.

    This Bannan woman must have realized, early on, that given the overall low level of competition at CUNY, she just needed a “hook,” something to separate her from the others. So like Daniel Torres, the half-Jewish, half-Puerto Rican Bronx ADA in The Bonfire of the Vanities who used his Jewish brain to get his Puerto Rican body into law school, Miss Bannan decided not to hide her light under a bushel. No, sir: shameless self-promotion all the way, with oversized jewelry and dark makeup at every media appearance.

    Come to think of it, that is kind of a J.A.P. move…

    • Replies: @Nachum
  36. Mr. Mean says:

    The picture is hilarious. Actual working Latin American women do not dress up like a children’s TV show presenter.

  37. donut says:
    @Wilkey

    Shortly after I moved to Boston in 1986 there was a story in The Boston Herald about two white brothers who after failing to get on with fire dept. after a few attempts had listed their race as black . They were hired forthwith . This story broke after they had been with the dept. nine years and they were promptly fired . So there is something they can do to you . They probably won’t get a pension even for the nine years they put in I’m sure finding a new job that paid even close to what they made with the Boston Fire Dept. was pretty hard .

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Wilkey
  38. @donut

    For example, when the Irish-looking Malone twins, Paul and Philip, took the civil service exam to become Boston firemen in 1975 as white men, they flunked. But the next year, their mother conveniently found an old photograph of what they said was their black great-great-grandmother (which would make them as black as Senator Warren is Indian).

    When they took the test again in 1977, they once again failed to reach the score required of whites. But now they were registered as black, and therefore were hired. After ten years on the job, however, they were fired on the grounds that they didn’t look black, that their ancestors had identified as white on birth certificates for at least three generations, and that the community didn’t see them as black. Plus, it was pointed out, they might have just picked this old photo up off the floor at a fire scene.

    So, ultimately, the hammer can come down on whites who attempt to game the affirmative action system. But mostly the affirmative action honor system depends upon the people who are supposed to be the bad guys—whites—not trying to cut corners.

    https://www.takimag.com/article/the_affirmative_action_honor_system_steve_sailer/2/

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @donut
    , @Dr. X
    , @Nachum
  39. danand says:
    @prosa123

    “At least in that picture she actually does look Latin”

    How ‘bout in this one:

    962A6D9E-7E56-4F20-9988-7B3495316233

    • Replies: @Elsewhere
    , @Tim
  40. Travis says:

    Would anyone object if the daughters of Ted Cruz identified as Latina. Will they qualify for affirmative action , since they had a Cuban Grandparent ?

  41. @Forseti

    Right. I don’t think her step-family based claim is all that absurd. I suspect there are famous heroes in the national history of various countries who had a step-parent relationship to the people of the nation they have come to represent, although I can’t think of any off hand.

    • Replies: @AKAHorace
  42. @JohnnyWalker123

    One thing to keep in mind is that the various Pritzkers often hate each other. For example, Penny and her siblings sued each other for many years. But they are so rich that even one Pritzker can swing a lot of weight.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @James O'Meara
  43. Rob McX says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I just looked up that case in the NYT.

    And Toni G. Wolfman, a lawyer who represents black and Hispanic Civil Service applicants, said of the Malones: ”They aren’t innocent victims; they just got away with it…”

    Got away with being hired on the same qualifications as blacks, for a job where people’s lives depend on their competence.

    • Thanks: Cortes
  44. @Enemy of Earth

    Maybe in 2024 therewill be a presidential candidate who proclaims himself an “independentista”, to free Puerto Rico from its association with a deeply racist country.

  45. All right, I went back and looked closely at her picture at the top of Steve’s post, the one with her in a royal blue jacket with a blouse in some kind of neo-Aztec design. In that photo, she resembles a younger, less zaftig Monica Lewinsky with expertly applied makeup.

    Verdict: Jew. My Jewdar never fails. (For confirmation, see the actual Prism piece referred to in Steve’s post, and gaze upon the most recent picture of the now 43-year-old Miss Bannan. She hasn’t hit the wall, so much as the wall hit her — hard. Should have snagged a nice doctor when she looked like a good girl version of Monica.)

  46. Elsewhere says:
    @danand

    This picture looks even more authentically Latin because it’s more understated.

  47. Jolson sings charmingly in a few songs, but his mannerisms are ridiculous if you see him live (as in The Jazz Singer).

    What I’ve never understood is why the world went mad over the early comedies of Chaplin.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Ganderson
  48. Cortes says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Especially the Governor of Illinois.

  49. Millions of (otherwise white) “Hispanics” are essentially pulling the same game as this woman, many of whom are anywhere from 75-100 percent European (only), many possibly of just as much Italian or Portuguese or Irish or German or French, etc, heritage as from Spain, as if that should matter. Whether their family did a “stop over” in Argentina, or lived as white Latinos in Mexico for ten generations really does not matter–the larger point is that they had the truly White Experience wherever they were. To the degree that anyone in the US (non whites) have this idea of white privilege, a White Hispanic from anywhere from PR to Peru is much more likely to have actually lived that cliche than any White Scots-Irish, Irish or Pennsylvania-Dutch (Deutsch).

    The entire category is a scam, and everyone knows it, so I applaud this woman and if it were not that this really is just a public image issue, had she been a Police or Fire LT and this came up, I’d say she should litigate on the claims above and her step parent situation. Further, if people (liberals/progressives) want to argue that parts of Texas, Miami or LA are rightfully “Latino” culturally and linguistically, then if you are a white guy or gal named O’Malley from any of those places, you should be able to claim Latino just the same as you would in any Latin American country–especially if you actually learned Spanish and have the shared cultural experience (like in Miami or Brownsville, Texas, for example).

    Every white person with any identifiable genetic, historical/ancestral connection to Spain should be claiming this (it’s permitted under the OMB/OPM/federal regs) and if called out on it, litigate and force the other side to prove you are not Hispanic if you clearly meet the guidelines (google them, it is very broad).

  50. AKAHorace says:
    @Steve Sailer

    So if racial politics were different Obama would have won office as the first Indonesian-American president ?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  51. @Mr. Anon

    i.e., she’s a parasite who helps US companies replace their american workforces with foreigners.

    Basically everyone directly involved in minoritarianism–preaching it, teaching it, managing it, enforcing it or just grifting off it–is a parasite.

    Individual minorities may well be productive, even highly productive, people. Their corresponding ideology should be either common nationalism (throwing in with the nation’s people) or separatist nationalism (having their own nation).

    But minoritarianism is an ideology of parasites–the right of minorities to loot the majority.

  52. She forgot to say, “Dancing like no-one was watching!”

  53. @AKAHorace

    It’s an interesting counter-factual to explore: what if Lolo Soetoro was Obama’s biological father rather than just step-father? Or what if Lolo wasn’t his biological father, but Barry had always been told he is? Members of the Soetoro clan have mentioned that little Barry looked like he could be from one island in Indonesia that has a more Melanesian population.

  54. donut says:
    @Steve Sailer

    That must be the pair I was thinking of I moved there in ’86 and you say they got on in ’77 as black . So the timing is right .

  55. “she has claimed varying forms of Latina identity, presenting vague and shifting descriptions of her ethnic and cultural origins”

    Well, “Hispanic” is a vague and shifting concept as well.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  56. Here’s Cartman’s “spicy Latina act”:

  57. @Telemachos

    My vague impression is that Chaplin did on screen the kind of Victorian sentimentality that people liked on stage, but is as hard for us to get into as Jolson’s singing. But Chaplin got really good at making movies and eventually had a colossal amount of money to spend on a huge number of takes to get everything perfect, so, say, City Lights (1931) is surely a masterpiece.

  58. “I remember that Al Jolson was just about the biggest star of all for awhile. What the hell were people thinking?”

    They were thinking “The Tribe’s media says this Tribesman’s records are good so I should buy them so as to be “with it”.

  59. @Jus' Sayin'...

    “atheist Jewish/Sephardic,”

    She wants to make sure she doesn’t have anything to do with those icky God-believing Jews, who are as bad as rednecks. Actually, as a child, I though “Jewish” and “atheist” were synonyms; at least they seemed to be the same people.

  60. @Steve Sailer

    He can hang out with Joe, Emilio and the other Estebans, the cooler side of the Sheen family.

  61. @Steve Sailer

    “Jackie Treehorn draws a lot of water in this community. You don’t draw shit, Lebowski!”

  62. Tim says:

    “Lived experience” means in 2020: some of this stuff I’m telling you is kind of true and the other parts feel to me like they could have or should have been true. Once you add in an interest in reincarnation, “lived experience” becomes an especially elastic concept.”

    This sort of reminds me of when I was in college and the professors would always explain to us with a straight face, that “oral histories” were just as valid as contemporaneously written chronicles.

    That’s why the Egyptians were black, that’s why American Indian tales were perfectly true, and that’s why we can be sure that Alex Haley’s absurd tale of finding his “Roots” was gospel.

    The whole thing is stupid.

    • Replies: @Jmaie
  63. Anon7 says:

    Isn’t it weird that, just as some of the most successful “women” are actually men, some of the most successful women of color are actually white?

    • Agree: fish
  64. Tim says:
    @danand

    In that picture she looks Jewish.

    • Agree: Angharad
  65. Dr. X says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Kinda funny how the U.S. has what is basically the equivalent of the Nuremberg Laws, except that they’re supposed to empower minorities rather than disenfranchise them.

    Actually, our affirmative-action laws are in some ways worse: under the Nuremberg Laws, even one-eighth-Jewish mischlings were considered Aryans, while we still retain the “one drop” standard to define blackness…

  66. @Doktor Jeep

    I used to work with a lot of Hispanic people. Often times, during casual conversations, they would tell me they had a grandmother or great grandfather who was from Spain. They were trying to tell me they were white.

  67. Redman says:

    Steve-you make this point constantly about how everyone prefers the music when they were 13. But it’s just not true from my experience. People may have nostalgia from when they were that age.

    But I’m 50 and have always known the music of the (mostly early) 1970s was the best. And so do many GenXers. I think it’s a bit of a boomer concept, since the boomer v. pre-boomer cultural divide was more stark.

    • Replies: @Anon
  68. @Giant Duck

    The government specifically says “Hispanic” isn’t racial, it’s ethnic. Presumably, therefore, somebody who is adopted into a Hispanic family as an infant would therefore be Hispanic. This seems like an interesting gray area test case: you had a Hispanic step-parent from age 6 to 11.

  69. I met a recent recipient of Yale’s ‘Latino’ subsidy, and let’s just say she’s not Jenny from the Block.

  70. @Pop Warner

    Records also indicate that Bannan’s maternal family all arrived in the U.S. from Russia

    Ashkenazi hustler is the way to bet here. Russian extraction doesn’t preclude Sephardic ancestry but it’s not likely. It’s somewhat amusing how often half Ashkenazi hustlers end up running Sephardi organizations, so why not Puerto Rican ones?

  71. @Peter D. Bredon

    No sh*t.

    Apparently everyone forgot that the media instantly had to invent the concept of white Hispanic in 2012 when they belatedly realized that Teutono-neo-nazi-KKK George Zimmerman was actually half Inca.

    If Bannan were a better lawyer, rather than inviting the media into her personal life by rambling about “lived experience”, she could have just tied the nosy reporter up in bureaucratese by saying, “Well, the Federal Government defines “white” as a race and “Hispanic” as an ethnicity, so if you don’t like me doing the same, your beef is with the Feds, not with me.”

    “Yet the Colombian family who I grew up with and who were responsible in grand part for raising me…”

    I guess she means that like Taco Bell Grande.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  72. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    Records also indicate that Bannan’s maternal family all arrived in the U.S. from Russia.

    For an early 20th century, that practically guarantees that her maternal side is all Ashkenazi. And she looks like it, too.

    • Agree: Not Raul
    • Replies: @Not Raul
  73. @prosa123

    Most white women with dark hair/eyes, a tan complexion, and “softer” facial features can easily look “Latin” if they wear the right clothing/makeup. It’s a made up racial category including Mediterranean whites, mestizos, mulattos, and actual Amerindians. Can a lot of Irish, French, and German women be mistaken as native Spaniards? Duh, Catherine Zeta Jones is not even an anomaly. This would be even more obvious without hair dye that pervades America and Western Europe. Brittney Spears with her natural brunette hair looks like a stereotype of a sexy Latina, too.

    Some white men could also pretend to be Latino if they wanted. Like Colin Farrell.

    At one point I would have recommended checking Latino/Hispanic if you have any ancestors at all within the past 300 years who spoke a Romance language (probably 40-50 percent of white Americans), but I’d say the diversity police are a lot more dangerous now so don’t try it.

  74. Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan has spent more than a decade pretending to be Colombian and Puerto Rican.

    What a slacker. If I wanted to pretend I was Columbian and Puerto Rican, I sure would’t need a decade! All I’d need is an hour (depending on traffic): drive to a thrift store for the Guayabera shirt, stop at a drug store for the Brylcream and dark sunglasses, come home and take selfies, upload to Instagram and done! A decade-minus-one-hour would still lie before me, available for so many other pursuits.

  75. Gomez Adams was overcome by amour everytime Morticia spoke French

    This is the content I’m here for.

  76. Wilkey says:
    @donut

    I think the question is…how much does claiming to be a minority increase your odds of getting hired versus ever getting hired?

    You may lose out on a few jobs because some HR schmoodge was upset that you lied and claimed to be black when clearly you aren’t. But in the private sector a lot of it is just about compliance, and about being able to tell the government that you employee so many minorities, etc. By claiming to be a minority you are actually doing them a favor, if you get hired, by allowing them to claim another minority on the payroll. The odds of your company ever actually having to prove how many actual minorities they employ are infinitesimal.

    OTOH, government jobs are just part of a big spoils system, so maybe there are a few people in there keeping their eyes out for people who aren’t really minorities. But even most government jobs no one will ever much notice. Once you are in the door the number of people who actually work with you who see whatever race you claim to be on your employee records is pretty much close to zero.

    The fact that the one example you cite is almost 35 years old should tell you something. All the other examples we have are of high-profile people who got caught. Most people never will.

    • Replies: @AKAHorace
  77. I blame the decline of standards across the board. If I had my way, no one would be taken seriously as Latino without demonstrating native-level fluency in Spanish. That would put an end to these shenanigans.

    Likewise, when it comes to blacks, the one-drop rule has to be replaced with a “five-liter rule”.

    Or this: would the person in question be recognized as a member of the in-group, if placed in his/her country/culture of origin?

  78. ATBOTL says:

    But then I remember that Al Jolson was just about the biggest star of all for awhile. What the hell were people thinking?

    Jewish media ownership is why these Jewish singers with annoying nasal voices were promoted so aggressively by the mass media for many years. My generation was subjected to the talentless Beastie Boys.

    Let’s keep a running score at what percentage of these race imposters are Jewish.

    Shawn King – not Jewish

    Rachael Dolezal – not Jewish

    Jessica Krug – Jewish

    Natasha Bannan – apparently half Jewish

    This sample of race imposters is 37.5% Jewish, a colossal overrepresentation.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  79. Nachum says:

    Ashkenazic Jews, or at least a lot of them, love to claim some vague Sephardic heritage. Nothing racial, it just makes their self-image more exotic in their eyes. It’s historical nonsense, of course, but apparently some grifters have found a way to make it pay, affirmative-action wise.

    (And even if it was true, which again, it’s not: Benjamin Cardozo was 100% Sephardic. Would you in a million years call him “the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice?”)

    You do have to love how she inserts the “atheist,” though. Heaven forfend we should think there are any religious overtones to Judaism. These people are such cliches. Well, she is a Communist.

    Steve, I think you nailed it: She parses her words very carefully. She’s talking about a maid who raised her.

    Oh, and let’s be clear about who Rivera is, and who supported him.

  80. Not Raul says:

    “It’s like she’s wearing a Latina costume and dresses according to Latina stereotypes,” Urizar said, as Bannan is almost always seen in media appearances wearing oversized jewelry and dark makeup. “A lot of us endure so much criticism because of the way we look and the way that we talk; the hate and harassment we receive means we have to tone ourselves down. Actual Latinas couldn’t get away with what she does.”

    My grandma does.

    All joking aside, I’ve met so many Latino Lawyers that I have a hard time believing that a little Spanish blood is a big disability in the legal field. Before he retired, a guy who used to go to school with my dad’s little brother in Cuba was one of the most successful immigration attorneys in Chicago. The guy’s Gold Coast townhouse was shocking.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  81. @Almost Missouri

    Again, that’s what happens when you go to CUNY Law School, the “social justice law school,” full of academically and intellectually inferior students — many of whom, perhaps as many as half, will never pass any bar exam anywhere — instead of a law school that aims to teach its students how to think like lawyers, and not like apologists for every criminal nudnick that comes down the pike (“Gee, Judge Krupke, my client’s just depraved because he’s deprived”).

    Maybe there are aspiring lawyers with plenty of options for law school who choose CUNY for its emphasis on social justice, although the school’s relatively low rate of graduates who pass the bar exam on their first try is a sobering reason to go somewhere else. Maybe Bannan is one such student, who could have gone, if not to Columbia or NYU for law school, then at least to Fordham or Cardozo, or even St. John’s or Brooklyn Law.

    But she sure doesn’t seem very sharp.

  82. Nachum says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Probably their greatest sin was exposing the fraud. Had they marked “black” from day one, the city could have denied it, but…

  83. Nachum says:
    @Gary in Gramercy

    I remember when the CUNY Law School used to play The Internationale at their graduations. I wonder if they still do.

  84. @watzi2w

    There is nothing new under the sun: In 1935, The movie “Go Into Your Dance” contained a song “She’s a Latin from Manhattan” by Henry Warren and Lyrics by Al Dubin:

    Harry Warren was a full-blooded Calabrian, born Salvatore Guaragna. His father changed the family name (keeping some of the original sound, kind of how guappo turned into wop) when Harry was a toddler.

    Al Dubin was the child of non-observant Swiss Jews. Like Oscar Hammerstein II, he was huge and didn’t look very Jewish.

    One day, the pair were doing research in a high-toned private library in Los Angeles. A member came up to Dubin and whispered, “You’re alright, but we’d rather not have his kind in here.”

    Dubin, a sensitive soul, was shattered, but the rough-hewn Warren thought it was hilarious. Michael Feinstein worked with Warren for a time, and said the man referred to various ethnic groups by their worst available epithet, despite getting along with just about everybody.

    Everyone assumes the snob in this story was being “anti-Semitic”, objecting to the ironically more-Jewish-looking Warren. But who knows, maybe he had a problem with dagoes.

  85. Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan =A noisy charlatan banana.

    • LOL: botazefa
    • Replies: @Anon
  86. A bit OT but another hate hoax,this from Stevecentric Oak Park,Ill. This beautiful suburb which boasts the black a block system to keep it from being torn to pieces, has seen the owner of a cafe claim that someone white tried to throw a brick,with a special word written on it,thru her window.
    By divine intervention,the brick did not break the window. The woman found the brick on the ground. The media literally said that the brick appeared to have been thrown at the window! They didnt say how they figgered that!
    The black woman was as homely and fat as you’d expect,with some kind of thing on her head that is supposed to be hair.
    She also had a blob of garish lipstick on her mouth. Perhaps she wanted to look good for the tv cameras.
    There was a rabbi at the all day rally,too. He said Jews “stand with” everybody who is against white people.
    Lots of dumb ass white women.

  87. I tell you, there’s just no honor among thieves anymore!

  88. So how long before the Forward has an article, “The Return Of The Inquisition”?

  89. Not Raul says:
    @Anonymous

    For an early 20th century, that practically guarantees that her maternal side is all Ashkenazi. And she looks like it, too.

    What a surprise . . . . . . . Not!

  90. Pericles says:

    Let those among us without grift be the first to say sephardx is not latinx. Hope, unity, decency, truth. Let the healing begin.

  91. Not Raul says:
    @Redneck farmer

    So how long before the Forward has an article, “The Return Of The Inquisition”?

    That might be a little too on the nose.

  92. Pericles says:

    “a little bit Spanish, a little bit Colombian, and a Sephardic Jew.”

    Perhaps along the lines of how 23andme report it, “<1% Spanish, <1% Colombian, 99%+ Sephardic jew"?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
  93. Anon55uu says:
    @Nachum

    On the tv show “Who do you think you are” raven tressed British food writer Nigella Lawson had dreams of finding sephardic heritage, but drew a blank.

    Her father Nigel, one of Mrs Thatcher’s Chancellors of the Exchequer, in his advanced age has become pleasingly vigorous, being a brexiteer and climate change denialist.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  94. @Giant Duck

    Americans who identify themselves as being of Spanish-speaking background and trace their origin or descent from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America, and other Spanish-speaking countries.

    So no Brazilians or Portuguese qualify?

    Are they Latino?

  95. I sense a bit of envy … Nothing stopping you from changing your handle to Stefan Saleria 😉

  96. AKAHorace says:
    @Wilkey

    The fact that the one example you cite is almost 35 years old should tell you. All the other examples we have are of high-profile people who got caught. Most people never will.

    Also the people who get caught tend to be race activists. If you keep your head down and don’t make a big deal of being Lantinx your odds of escaping detection would improve.

  97. Ben Gunn says:

    Justice Sotomayor was preferred over better qualified whites by her own admission. So this story is the inverse.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  98. @Pericles

    Or, after that old Monkees hit penned by Neil Diamond as the follow-up single to “I’m A Believer,”

    [MORE]

    “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit Jew.”

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  99. @Anon55uu

    Agree on Old man Lawson. He was a bit of a Statist wanker in Thatcher’s day but has apparently seen the light.

    Reminds me of an old Thatcher Joke.

    Mrs T takes her Cabinet out to dinner.
    They go, of course to a steak house.

    Mrs T orders:
    “Meat, We’ll have steak served blue.”
    Maitre D’: “And the vegetables, Madam?”
    “They’ll have steak, too.”

    • LOL: Nachum
  100. anonymous[764] • Disclaimer says:
    @ATBOTL

    Sure, by not listing most of the non-Jewish race / affirmative action imposters that have come up lately you can come up with a list that is a high percentage Jewish.

    Or you could be honest and also list:

    – Elizabeth Warren, claimed to be Native to get Professorship at Harvard (WASP, not Jewish)

    – C. V. Vitolo-Haddad, claimed to be black / Muslim on the academic job market (Italian, not Jewish)

    – Satchuel Cole, claimed to be black while leading some BLM type outfit in Indiana (seemingly not Jewish)

    – Kelly Sharp, claimed to be Latina in order to advance her academic career and appear sexier (seemingly not Jewish)

    – Hillaria Baldwin, claimed to be Latina to snag aging rich actor and boost her online career (not Jewish)

  101. Dan Smith says:

    If there isn’t a category for this in the DSM, there should be. Any ideas?

  102. The stupidity and vapidity expressed in these comments every time there is a post here about an affirmative action faker just stuns me speechless…these “fakers” have the balls to do what you cowards do not…you should be lauding them as heroes, because that is exactly what these “fakers” are…you should have created a medal to honor to them with, but instead you hoot and holler at them…

    the elites have made us second class citizens under the law, and you lot here take it like the occupants of a gay bath house …in the you know where…and you seem to enjoy being abused by our elites…you haven’t the slightest thought about resisting…

    just shaking my head in utter amazement…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  103. slumber_j says:
    @Nachum

    Ashkenazic Jews, or at least a lot of them, love to claim some vague Sephardic heritage.

    Exactly what I was thinking.

    She parses her words very carefully.

    Yes: she is a lawyer after all. The article itself is also pretty careful to avoid the Ashkenazi issue, speaking of lawyerliness. It sets up an odd pattern of language very carefully:

    Bannan’s paternal family arrived in the United States from Ireland and Italy.

    …to set up this bit…

    Records also indicate that Bannan’s maternal family all arrived in the U.S. from Russia.

    Abracadabra: see the Ashkenazim vanish!!

  104. Thea says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    You can get caught.

    If someone looks over your records from school and pediatricians and any other forms you family filled out.one vindictive person who report you or your child is all it take.

    The consequences may vary depending on what you received scholarship or loans may be harsher than getting in to a university.

    Shouldn’t Italians be the only authentic Latinos?

  105. 68W58 says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Thanks for that, I follow Count Dankula on Twitter but missed that somehow. Scottish cops should be ashamed of themselves in that case.

  106. @Steve Sailer

    A similar test case already exists: the singer Suzanne Vega (“My name is Luka”). From Wiki:

    Suzanne Nadine Vega was born on July 11, 1959, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents divorced soon after her birth.[5] Her mother, Pat Vega (née Schumacher), is a computer systems analyst of German-Swedish heritage. Her father, Richard Peck, is of Scottish-English-Irish origin.[6] Her stepfather, Edgardo Vega Yunqué, also known as Ed Vega, was a writer and teacher from Puerto Rico.[7] When Vega was two and a half, her family moved to New York City. She grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side.[8] She was not aware that Peck was her biological father until she was nine years old.

    Is she generally considered Hispanic/Latina? I’m not sure.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  107. Hispanic is a culture/ethnicity not a race.
    If she can speak Spanish and dance Salsa – and she wants to claim “Hispanic” – she’s as Hispanic as the next, especially if she’s tightly wound in the Latino community.

    If she can’t speak Spanish though – making the claim, especially for employment purposes, is ill advised.

  108. guest007 says:
    @Wilkey

    If colleges and universities would encourage students to lie, then the achievement gap would magically go away and universities would not be in trouble so much.

    However, what universities have decided to do is create new categories such as Middle East and North African to discourage Egyptians from claiming to be black so that the achievement is larger but fewer students are eligible for affirmative action.

  109. bomag says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Back in the day, people used to complain about the prying eyes in small communities, touting the anonymous living in cities.

    Now big tech and the overweening regulatory state has made us a smaller community than ever, partitioned into the four points of the compass: GoodNazis who spy and report those who aren’t GoodNazi enough; and BadNazis who hide from those spying and reporting on them.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
  110. bomag says:
    @Giant Duck

    …and other Spanish-speaking countries.

    The USA soon to join the list?

    Conceivably, one of her ancestors could have moved to Mexico long enough to perfect her claim. She’d have the same genotype, and could suck up all the gibs with a clear conscience.

    In general, this incident highlights that these AA schemes are purely to dispossess White Americans, and someone who not only avoids the beatings, but finds a way to benefit from them, excites a special hared in the minders.

  111. Jack D says:
    @Nachum

    Yes, spot on. I think it’s for the same reason that white Americans always (and not just recently when AA benefits became attached) liked to claim that they had a bit of American Indian blood – it adds a bit of romantic spice to your boring bloodline. And most of those “family legend” type claims were not true either.

    My wife’s family had a legend that there were Sephardic ancestors in the line of her maternal grandmother. My daughter did the ancestry.com DNA test and at first it came back 99% Ashkenazi, 1% Eastern European. Then a few months after she took the test, Ancestry sent her a message saying that they had upgraded their algorithms and that they could now say that she is 100% Ashkenazi.

    My wife’s sister is a high powered scientist and her daughters considered their live-in Jamaican housekeeper/nanny to be more of a mother than their actual mother. However, they have never pretended to be black (not that their nanny was really black, she was more cafe au lait).

  112. Off-topic: US gov’t about to restart its aid for small businesses program.

    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/08/business/us-economy-coronavirus#paycheck-protection-program-restart

    For second loans of more than $150,000, applicants will need to provide their lender with records proving their sales have declined. Lenders will need to do a “good faith review” of those documents, but will be allowed to rely on borrowers’ certifications that their claims are accurate — a win for lenders, which are concerned about being held liable for fraudulent claims.

    For smaller loans, borrowers will not need to provide their sales records as part of their application, but the S.B.A. can request them later.

    It’s just a guess, pure speculation, but rambling about election fraud is so démodé. I think you haven’t seen fraud yet, the genuine kind. And that’s just the small businesses. Long-time American net taxpayers — including small business owners who can’t bring themselves to cheat about how much revenue they really lost, and won’t change that -23% to a -26% (it scares me that such souls exist!) — are in for an exciting year. A decade, even. Almost makes me feel sorry for them, but I can keep my composure. And of course the stock market is having a field day, before it collapses again and brings more of the country down with it, because nothin’ can’t get no worse.

  113. @Steve Sailer

    This seems like an interesting gray area test case: you had a Hispanic step-parent from age 6 to 11.

    So Jeff Bezos and Truman Capote would be part Cuban. But that might change nothing, after all, George Zimmerman was determined to be White. If one’s found to be White by the media at large, which itself has a mob mentality, there’s nothing they can say or do to dial it back. It is not okay to be White, and specially so if one has little power.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  114. Jack D says:
    @Not Raul

    No, what is really shocking is that (probably) 100% Castilian Cuban white guys get AA bonus points for being “Latino”. I can kinda sorta understand why mestizos and mulattos need those AA benefits to make up for their IQ handicap, which, while not as bad as blacks, is real (not that anyone should really get any such benefits – we don’t give AA to white people so that they can play in the NBA). But there is zero reason to give AA to white Cubans who do very well on their own, thank you.

    As I understand it, the AA bonus for being black is somewhere on the order of 200 SAT points on the 1600 scale. I’m not sure what the bonus for being Latino is – I think it somewhat less, on the order of 100 SAT points. This is not an insignificant advantage because top universities draw from a very narrow band of SAT scores – at MIT the 25th percentile score is 1500.

    However a lot of those “blacks” and “Hispanics” are really thinly disguised white people. Not many are outright fakes like Bannan but many have very high %’s of European blood. What the universities should really be doing is multiplying your SAT handicap points (not that they use the SAT anymore) by your % of NAM blood so that if you are 80% white you should only get 40 bonus points instead of the full 200.

    There’s no way that they will do that though, because aside from the political incorrectness, it would really cut their applicant pool. Harvard has a target of 15% blacks and the way they reach that target is by counting anyone who is even a little bit black as black. Light skinned mulatto from the Caribbean elite like Kamala’s dad – no problem. I once met a “black” MIT student whose father (by whom he had been raised – the mom took off) was a well educated French guy and whose mother had been from the (very small) Haitian mixed race elite. If you really squinted hard you could tell that this guy was “black” but for MIT it was close enough. Of course his racial heritage had absolutely zero to do with the American slave descendants for whom AA ostensibly exists.

    • Agree: Not Raul
    • Replies: @Not Raul
  115. Another post with a yellow star in the top corner. What can it mean?

    • LOL: Angharad
  116. Possumman says:

    Lucy–you have a lota ‘splainin to do!

  117. @JohnnyWalker123

    So why exactly do “Trans” have any political or cultural influence?

    They have cultural influence because they have persuaded leftists that they are victims of society, which is exactly what feminists did. Feminists can’t really object to others using the same line of argument that they did lest it undercut their own arguments. I am surprised that feminists aren’t putting up more of a fuss in areas where they clash with the trannies, but then feminists aren’t putting up any fuss at all about Muslims, even though Muslims clearly hate feminism.

    What’s ironic is that feminists complained about being second-class citizens in our society, so they joined the left, and now they are second-class citizens among leftists since they have to give in to the demands of trannies and Muslims. But good luck trying to get feminists to see this.

  118. Vlad III says:

    This practice of masquerading as another race needs a pithy name. I’m thinking “Warrening” might be good (if a tad unwieldy).

    • Replies: @FamousUnzLatinx
  119. Jmaie says:
    @Tim

    “Lived experience” in 202o is a less nuclear version of “Racism!” It’s just a way of shutting down discussion which threatens to disrupt the narrative.

    Me: “A man who claims to be a woman while demanding to have his balls waxed isn’t really a woman.”

    Response: “You can’t say that, you mustn’t dispute her lived experience.”

  120. Aardvark says:
    @Frank McGar

    It isn’t about privilege. As a white chick she was probably mediocre. She stealthily transmogrifies herself to a Latina and instantly propels herself to the top. But, all things that rise must fall, so after having her comeuppance she is getting her comedownance.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  121. Morticia and Gomez. Ha ha.

  122. Forbes says:
    @Doktor Jeep

    I lived in Colorado for a number of years, and there were a few who would report they were “Spanish” so as not to be confused with being of Mexican heritage. No confusion on my behalf as they appeared very white, or European.

    Today the distinction looks to be going in the other direction.

  123. @George

    There’s nothing Colombian about her spoken Spanish at all. She sounds like a Jíbara ordinaria giving a sloppy blow job. Pura charlatana de viaje.

  124. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Think about that – the cop is forcing his way inside a house because there might be an unauthorized person in it. Think about what the West has come to in the last nine months.

    There clearly was an unauthorized person in the house – the cop himself.

  125. If a female is to be taken seriously when she insists she is in fact a male but was born in the wrong body, why not when she insists she was born in the wrong country, or in the wrong earrings?

  126. I don’t know why Steve keeps pointing out that white people will cheat anyway they can to make extra money. Is this a popular view with this readership?

  127. @Jack D

    So the nanny was colored, not black. I don’t know why we don’t go back to using the word colored, because in photography you distinguish between black and white and colored.

  128. @Ben Gunn

    All supreme Court justices have to do is give the thumbs up or the thumbs down, so even the least qualified should be correct half the time.

  129. Rob McX says:
    @Giant Duck

    A lot of famous people have ancestry that is not what most people believe, not necessarily because they’re dishonest about it, but because the surname is misleading or they’ve become identified with characters they played on screen. Probably the most famous is Marlon Brando, who was of English, Irish, German, Dutch, French Huguenot, Welsh and Scottish descent. The surname was apparently Brandau originally.

  130. Rob McX says:
    @bomag

    Good point. The amount of surveillance permitted by people’s online activities turns the whole country into one vast cyber-panopticon. No village busybody could ever get as much information about anyone as they willingly turn over to Google every day.

  131. Anon[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Redman

    It’s true. Children born between 1945 and 1955 produced the greatest music that America has ever produced. A combination of time and place and path dependency.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  132. Anon[161] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    How do you do it?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  133. @Vlad III

    My name for it is:

    Passateering

    The act of a non-black person “passing” for another race or ethnicity, other than his/her own, for the purpose of gaining an employment advantage, prestige or cultural/societal relevance.

  134. Not Raul says:
    @Jack D

    But there is zero reason to give AA to white Cubans who do very well on their own, thank you.

    I agree 100%

    I doubt that my uncle’s friend demanded preferential treatment. Whenever I’m asked my race, I say White, and I’m pretty sure it’s the same with all the other White Cubans I know. Now if there is a separate ethnicity question, I’ll acknowledge Cuban ancestry; but I doubt that it makes much difference. I don’t think that there was a separate ethnicity question on my college application, so I just put White.

  135. Hibernian says:
    @Canadian Observer

    There are a fair number of Hispanic kids in Chicago that grew up not speaking a word of Spanish, but Richie Valens I believe was from the Rio Grande valley. Are you sure he didn’t speak at least some Spanish?

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Steve Sailer
  136. @Anon

    How do you do it?

    https://wordsmith.org/anagram/advanced.html

    It’s mostly sifting through the thousands given, and some massaging of the best. It helps if you can see a particularly juicy word to begin with; that narrows it down.

  137. Hibernian says:
    @Nachum

    Would you in a million years call him “the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice?”

    Some folks do. And they’re serious, or at least half serious.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  138. @Anon

    But I’m 50 and have always known the music of the (mostly early) 1970s was the best.

    It’s true. Children born between 1945 and 1955 produced the greatest music that America has ever produced. A combination of time and place and path dependency.

    Kids today are so ignorant!

    American music began its long slide in those years. Who is the Kern, the Porter, the Rodgers, the Arlen, the Warren, the Carmichael, the Mercer, the Loesser, the Anderson, the Bernstein (Elmer or Leonard) born in that period?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  139. @Jack D

    I think it’s for the same reason that white Americans always (and not just recently when AA benefits became attached) liked to claim that they had a bit of American Indian blood – it adds a bit of romantic spice to your boring bloodline.

    More than that. It would mean that at least one sliver of you has been here for tens of thousands of years.

    By the same logic, Christians like the term “Judeo-Christian” for a different reason than Jews do– because it triples the length of their spiritual heritage.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    , @Nachum
  140. anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hibernian

    Valens was from the San Fernando valley (suburban LA) and spoke English at home.

  141. Richard B says:

    El Diario that she was “a little bit Spanish, a little bit Colombian, and a Sephardic Jew.”…

    No me digas! Jesús María y José No puedo creerlo!

  142. I prefer the Rita Moreno Latina over the Rosie Perez type. Sorry, I didn’t read the article and just started thinking about Latinas.

  143. Richard B says:
    @Aardvark

    It isn’t about privilege. As a white chick she was probably mediocre.

    Are you kidding?

    Today privilege and mediocrity are pretty much synonymous.

    Because anyone white who isn’t mediocre is almost always anonymous.

  144. @Hibernian

    Cardozo was the first Lusitanic Supreme Court justice.

  145. @Hibernian

    Ritchie Valens was a Valley Dude.

  146. “Being in proximity to American people does not make one American.”

  147. Kevin Brook says: • Website
    @Jack D

    It’s not a legend, Jack and Nachum. Almost all Ashkenazic Jews do have a small portion of Sephardic ancestry even in cases where it doesn’t show separately in a DNA test’s ethnicity estimate (because the tests’ Ashkenazic panels encompass that very DNA so it gets classified that way). It comes across most frequently as genetic cousin matches to Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Colombians, Peruvians, Spaniards, and the like from Catholic families. Those matches are visible/findable within Family Tree DNA and GEDmatch but no longer within MyHeritage, 23andMe, or AncestryDNA due to those companies’ self-imposed anti-endogamy limits.

    That is also why those Latin Americans, when they take the same tests, get told they have small portions of so-called “Ashkenazi” ancestry, even though it was really Sephardic in origin. See, these companies’ ethnicity estimates are not the be-all and end-all. Sometimes there’s a deeper story hidden within there that can be teased out using other tools and other sites.

    Sometimes Sephardic Jews from the eastern Mediterranean and from Morocco (who are themselves mixed) show as matches to both groups on the same chromosomal regions, but there are less Sephardim participating in these tests so not every Sephardic-origin segment has a corresponding Sephardic match even when they always have a corresponding Latin American or Iberian match.

    I have examined the match patterns for hundreds of Sephardic DNA segments so I know what I’m talking about.

    • Replies: @Nachum
  148. @Reg Cæsar

    Louis Armstrong was born I think in 1901, and all the great jazz figures were born between 1900 and 1935, with the possible exception of Buddy Bolden who was older, but does not have any surviving recordings.

    This would include all the great instrumental virtuosos like Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Sonny Rollins, West Montgomery, Clifford Brown, Milt Jackson, and innovators like Miles Davis.

    Also the first generation of great blues men and women would all have been born during that period.

    And then all the great singers like Sinatra, Bennett, Como and many others.

    And then of course you have Rogers and Hammerstein.

  149. @Reg Cæsar

    So do the descendants of Pocahontas have native American blood or not?

  150. Anonymous[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    And unless you go on to become a public figure professional POC, you almost certainly won’t get caught. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.

    As far as my current employer’s HR dept is concerned I am an Iranian woman, rather than the Scots-Irish geezer that I appear to be at first sight. I was a bit worried that I might be unmasked one day, but now I can angrily demand that they stop assuming my gender and then state that I once ate a kebab in a Persian restaurant and enjoyed it, that’ll fox them.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    , @Reg Cæsar
  151. Anonymous[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @propagandist hacker

    The stupidity and vapidity expressed in these comments every time there is a post here about an affirmative action faker just stuns me speechless…these “fakers” have the balls to do what you cowards do not…you should be lauding them as heroes, because that is exactly what these “fakers” are…you should have created a medal to honor to them with, but instead you hoot and holler at them…

    If they used their positions to work against anti-white policies then you would have a point. Do they?

  152. @Wilkey

    This is excellent advice, and we are advising our children to check “Hispanic” on their university applications when the time comes. After all, as their mother, my wife, is Filipina, they indeed may have some very tiny component of Spanish genes.

    When the people in power tell you “we’re going to discriminate against you and disadvantage you if you are merely white, privilege you if you’re Hispanic (and outright worship you if you’re African)”, obviously you should tell them you belong to a favored, privileged group rather than tell the truth and help them screw you over.

  153. @Mr. Anon

    The pig shouldn’t have made it out of the house standing up. The residents have a lawful right to expel him from their home, and they are not responsible if he escalates the situation by using or threatening to use aggressive force.

  154. Ganderson says:
    @Telemachos

    Captain Edmund Blackadder weighs in:

    Captain Blackadder: George, the day this war began I was cheesed off. Within ten minutes of you turning up, I finished the cheese and moved on to the coffee and cigars. And at this late stage, I’m in a cab with two lady companions on my way to the Pink Pussycat in Lower Regent Street.

    Lt. George: Oh well, because if you are cheezed off, you know what would cheer you up, a good old Charlie Chaplin film. Oh, I love Old Chappers, don’t you, Cap?

    Captain Blackadder: Unfortunately no I don’t. I find his films about as funny as getting an arrow through the neck and discovering there’s a gas bill tied to it.

  155. @Flip

    Nice! Now I am a Latino too.

  156. Ganderson says:

    PJ O’Rourke once wrote an article for the Lampoon called something like “ How to Scam Your Way Through College”. One of the sections was called “Your Little Known Right to be a Negro”.

  157. Latinas don’t like 14th street door knocker earrings? I think they do.

  158. Nachum says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    The “tens of thousands of years” thing would probably have a special appeal to lefty whites who feel guilty over taking Indian land.

    (By the way, I’ve know quite a few blacks who’ve made the same claim. But some of them you can really see it on their faces. I think a lot of slaves ran away to tribes. Others, maybe it’s just part of that exotic thing.)

    But there’s another factor, almost the opposite one: Florence King once wrote in National Review about her grandmother, who was the local arbiter of racial matters in Washington, DC when King was growing up. (DC was Southern and segregated at the time.) For example, if a soldier brought a Japanese girl home from the War, they had to get approval from her grandmother that it wasn’t miscegenation. (Answer: no, because she wasn’t black.)

    Anyway, King pointed out that a lot of otherwise-racist whites liked to claim Indian ancestry. The subtext was, “My family’s been here so long, when they first came over, there weren’t enough white women to go around!” In other words, the supposed Indian ancestry *bolstered* their white credentials.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  159. Nachum says:
    @Kevin Brook

    No doubt *some* Ashkenazi Jews have some Sephardi ancestry. Sephardi Jews made it pretty deep. Obviously, many made it to Holland, but some even further east.

    The question is not just DNA, but odds. There simply couldn’t have been that many Sephardim making up that far. We know pretty much how many left Iberia, and once you account for the overwhelming numbers who filled almost every other Mediterranean country, plus the Low Countries, plus the Americas, there certainly aren’t nearly enough left to account for all the Ashkenazim who claim Sephardi ancestry.

    You can add a few other factors, for example that in Eastern Europe “Sephard” actually means something quite different, but can lead to confusion, and, in terms of DNA, that Sephardim and Ashkenazim (and Yemenite Jews) share certain markers, due to common ancestry.

    But hey: Even after 1500’s, there were some severe bottlenecks in the Ashkenazi population. I think at some points it was reduced to well below 100,000. So even a small number of Sephardim can account for markers showing up in a more widespread way. But that doesn’t really equal being able to claim “Sephardi ancestry.”

    • Replies: @Kevin Brook
  160. Cortes says:
    @Anonymous

    Once President Biden rolls out his ME policy and you’re interned with your Iranian sisters, you’ll probably bemoan your hellish imprisonment.

  161. Nachum says:

    Anyone who went to law school will chuckle at that account of how offended she was when they told her to stop using her hands. Such reviews can be *vicious.* I myself was told that I was better suited for real estate. (They may have been right.)

    In in my somewhat progressive law school, we were told that we sometimes had to suck it up. “Can we wear pants?” one female fellow student asked about a trial preparation course. “Well, here, yes. But don’t forget, not to court. You never know how a judge may feel about such things. Yeah, it’s not fair. Live with it.”

    Oh, and “Latinx” should have been a giveaway that she was white.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  162. @Rob McX

    “…you can identify as female while holding on to your Y chromosome and your penis?”

    Yes, but don’t do that during the job interview.

  163. @Nachum

    DC was Southern and segregated at the time.

    Still is. Not quite in the same fashion, of course.

    Florence King once wrote in National Review about her grandmother…

    She and Pat B are the best things to come out of DC. How she would have covered the Trump years is a fascinating idea for a mental exercise.

  164. @Nachum

    Oh, and “Latinx” should have been a giveaway that she was white.

    We need fewer Latinxes. (“Latinices”? “Latinges”? “Latincters”?)

    And more axolotls:

    • Thanks: Nachum
  165. @Anonymous

    …I am an Iranian woman, rather than the Scots-Irish geezer that I appear to be at first sight. I was a bit worried that I might be unmasked one day, but now I can angrily demand that they stop assuming my gender…

    Doesn’t HR know Iran competes with Thailand for the title of tranny-friendliest land in the world? They’ve left Denmark in the dust.

  166. @Nachum

    It’s actually surprisingly widespread. I never failed to find at least one Sephardic DNA segment in every kit belonging to a “full Ashkenazic person” that I’ve studied, including but not limited to members of my immediate and extended family. And other Ashkenazic genetic genealogists who similarly had lots of family members test with Family Tree DNA’s autosomal test have told me that all of them had some Hispanic matches, too. All matches in autosomal DNA tests available to consumers are no more distant from one another than 14th cousins, so the most recent common ancestors (MRCAs) lived no earlier than the 1400s. Definitely not before the initial Sephardic-Ashkenazic split.

    We mostly aren’t talking about direct migrations from Spain/Portugal to Poland but that some of those Sephardim who settled in the Netherlands, Italy, and the Ottoman Empire had descendants who moved to Poland. From various primary source documents, we know some of the names of those Sephardim who moved into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, like Rahel Cuna, Merari Belogrado, Salomon Calahora, Moses Zacuto, Efraim Kastiel, Nieto Usiel, Abraham de Mosso Kohen, and men with surnames including Algazi, Alfasi, Abuhov, Galante, de Campos, and more, plus a lesser number of Sephardic women from Turkey. There really were several dozen Sephardic settlers in Poland. Some of them did leave descendants so widely scattered in the Ashkenazic population that a single Sephardic DNA segment will often have dozens of Ashkenazic matches to it that are identifiable who don’t have recent ancestors in common. That’s the power of endogamy.

    This is not to be confused with members of the Nusach Sefard congregations in eastern Europe, of course, which were not more Sephardic in ancestry than any other Ashkenazic group. This is also not to be confused with the phenomenon described in John Efron’s book “German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic”.

    As for the artificial woke word “Latinx”, which apparently is still rejected by ordinary Latinos, it’s actually gaining currency among some Latina academics. For instance, after I found a Nicaraguan matching a half-Ashkenazic client of mine on a Sephardic DNA segment that is also shared by New Mexican Hispanos, I researched who she is and it turns out she’s deep into the university world and writing a book titled “Latinx DNA”.

    My bottom line is Natasha Bannan is a fake Latina but not a (totally) fake Sephardi. Still, she must have much more Ashkenazic ancestry than Sephardic, and her semi-Sephardic ancestors in 19th-century Russia almost certainly didn’t speak any Spanish.

    Last year, Razib Khan had an audio interview with David Shor, whose ancestors were Moroccan Jews. Shor supports affirmative action but chooses not to identify himself as “Hispanic” anymore even though he comes from a Sephardic family with ancestors that spoke Spanish and carried Spanish surnames like Toledano. But when he was a child, he was registered at school as “Hispanic”.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Nachum
  167. Blade says:

    Give this woman a penis so she can shut up. There was too much explanation it felt like I was being nagged textually.

  168. “Natasha, somebody got some splainin’ to do!”

  169. ‘Urizar said that in professional environments, she is extremely cognizant of the stereotypes that Latinas are loud, hyper-sexual, and wear “flamboyant and colorful clothing” and “huge earrings.”’

    ? The speaker is Guatemalan. I spent seven years living around and working with a lot of Hispanics — including a lot of Hispanic women — from Mexico and Latin America.

    Apparently, I missed something. Loud?

    Do people look up this bullshit somewhere and memorize for their interviews? Where does it come from?

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