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Sep 21 2015

Another Faux Indian Turns Up in Academia: Susan Taffe Reed

The fastest and easiest pathway to success in the USSA is to not be white — particularly in academia, where meaningful standards of appraisal have been rejected in favor of political correctness. Consequently, the ambitious jump their race the way Bruce Jenner attempted to jump his gender. Another example:

Dartmouth announced that ethnomusicologist Susan Taffe Reed is the new director of the college’s Native American Program, boasting that she is “the president of the Eastern Delaware Nations.”

But the Eastern Delaware Nations (EDN) is not a federally recognized Native American tribe, it’s a 501(c)(3) that also allows “members [who] are not of Native American descent, but [who] join as social members.” And, after a searing blog post unearthed alleged death certificates of Taffe’s ancestors that show her family coming to the U.S. from Ireland after the Indian Removal Act, Native American alumni of the college are protesting the hire on their Facebook page. Native American media is also scrutinizing Dartmouth’s decision to hire someone for a student affairs position who seems less than forthcoming about her own heritage. …

In one biography (PDF), Taffe Reed claims that she is “Turtle Clan and of Delaware, Irish, and German ancestry” and, in another, she lists herself as “Delaware (Turtle Clan).” In a book chapter, she says that she is “related to Little Beaver.”

That’s quite a resume. Too bad it appears to be fake. But Dartmouth stands by her with this gobbledygook:

“While we recognize the legitimacy of the concern that individuals may falsely identify themselves as Native American, Dartmouth also understands that there are varying perspectives in the Native American community over what constitutes ethnicity, which is a separate issue from false claims of ethnicity,” the school’s official statement reads.

The important thing career-wise is that like Elizabeth Warren and Ward Churchill, she self-identifies as an Indian, just as Rachel Dolezal self-identifies as a black and Bruce Jenner as a woman.

Although the story is still unfolding, it appears safe to say that Ms. Taffe Reed belongs on this growing list of racial impostors:

Susan Taffe Reed
Michael Derrick Hudson/Yi-Fen Chou
Shaun King
Andrea Smith
Rachel Dolezal
Vijay Chokal-Ingam
Elizabeth Warren
Ward Churchill

Susan-Taffe-Reed
If she doesn’t look like an Indian, it could be because she isn’t.

On tips from Byron and J.



  • SNuss

    So, is she delusional, or just another lying Leftist? Is there a difference?

  • SNuss

    So, is she delusional, or just another lying Leftist? Is there a difference?

  • TED

    They are going to tell you, just like gender, they are what they FEEL they are. But mainly, they are just plain, ordinary, common everyday leftist morons!

  • TED

    They are going to tell you, just like gender, they are what they FEEL they are. But mainly, they are just plain, ordinary, common everyday leftist morons!

  • Carolina Johnny

    Actually this is common for Liberals who want to be someone they are not. Very disturbing trend in academia. What else do they hide?

  • Carolina Johnny

    Actually this is common for Liberals who want to be someone they are not. Very disturbing trend in academia. What else do they hide?

  • Son of the Rabbit People

    She is obviously Indian. She braids her hair!

  • NotKennedy

    “…she says that she is “related to Little Beaver.”
    That may be as much veracity as anyone really wanted to know. The Injun’ blanket in the backdrop is a nice touch, along with turquoise trinket and imitation ear feathers but the long tail braid was the clencher.
    Little beaver, big beaver, I don’t want to know, and no one else believes her.

  • Son of the Rabbit People

    She is obviously Indian. She braids her hair!

  • NotKennedy

    “…she says that she is “related to Little Beaver.”
    That may be as much veracity as anyone really wanted to know. The Injun’ blanket in the backdrop is a nice touch, along with turquoise trinket and imitation ear feathers but the long tail braid was the clencher.
    Little beaver, big beaver, I don’t want to know, and no one else believes her.

  • NotKennedy

    Kind of reminds me of when Obama was a Kenyan, before he wasn’t. Whatever else he may be, he remains an unrepentant third generation Muslim.

  • NotKennedy

    Kind of reminds me of when Obama was a Kenyan, before he wasn’t. Whatever else he may be, he remains an unrepentant third generation Muslim.

  • MicahStone

    To the self-centered, mentally-ill criminals of the lunatic-left, REALITY is whatever they want it to be, or whatever they can get away with for personal profit !

  • MicahStone

    To the self-centered, mentally-ill criminals of the lunatic-left, REALITY is whatever they want it to be, or whatever they can get away with for personal profit !

  • Hungjumper

    “ethonomusicologist”???

    LOLOLOL

    WTF has happened to our institutions of “higher learning”?

  • Hungjumper

    “ethonomusicologist”???

    LOLOLOL

    WTF has happened to our institutions of “higher learning”?

  • Hungjumper

    Ah yes, the Elizabeth Warren ethnicity criteria strikes again.

  • Hungjumper

    Why, is she an alcoholic with an EBT card living in a single wide trailer?

  • Hungjumper

    Ah yes, the Elizabeth Warren ethnicity criteria strikes again.

  • Hungjumper

    Why, is she an alcoholic with an EBT card living in a single wide trailer?

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  • Henry

    Do you see how high those cheekbones are? 😉

  • Henry

    Do you see how high those cheekbones are? 😉

  • Eddie_Valiant

    You don’t know what an ethno-whatever is? Been living under a rock? /sarc

  • Eddie_Valiant

    You don’t know what an ethno-whatever is? Been living under a rock? /sarc

  • Eddie_Valiant

    Answered your own question!

  • Eddie_Valiant

    Answered your own question!

  • 762×51

    Little Beaver?!? She is related to the lady trucker in Smokey and the Bandit?

  • 762×51

    Little Beaver?!? She is related to the lady trucker in Smokey and the Bandit?

  • She’s an Irish Indian. She forgot to wear her headdress, though.

  • She’s an Irish Indian. She forgot to wear her headdress, though.

  • ed

    works part time building skyscrapers !

  • ed

    works part time building skyscrapers !

  • SNuss

    We already have Fauxahontas (Warren), should we name this one Saca-B.S.?

  • SNuss

    We already have Fauxahontas (Warren), should we name this one Saca-B.S.?

  • Fiberal

    Before the liberal infection was spread so widely, even embellishing a curriculum vitae was the standard for automatic dismissal.

    But what the hey….with the liar-in-chief, what standards are we talking about here?

    You want a U.S. birth certificate, just forge one.

    I mean when you’re talking liberals, you’re talking trash.

  • Fiberal

    Before the liberal infection was spread so widely, even embellishing a curriculum vitae was the standard for automatic dismissal.

    But what the hey….with the liar-in-chief, what standards are we talking about here?

    You want a U.S. birth certificate, just forge one.

    I mean when you’re talking liberals, you’re talking trash.

  • bkhuna

    She can pretend to be Indian. After all, Bruce can pretend to be a woman and I can pretend to be a Unicorn.

  • bkhuna

    She can pretend to be Indian. After all, Bruce can pretend to be a woman and I can pretend to be a Unicorn.

  • Eddie_Valiant

    You win the internet for today!

  • Eddie_Valiant

    You win the internet for today!

  • SolidusRaccoon

    Forget Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics kids. Ethnomusicologist is where it is at. Sit on your duff for four years and smoke pot. And then whine and cry that the government should pay for your bills.

  • SolidusRaccoon

    Forget Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics kids. Ethnomusicologist is where it is at. Sit on your duff for four years and smoke pot. And then whine and cry that the government should pay for your bills.

  • 762×51

    I’m pretending to be a billionaire. So far, so good.

  • 762×51

    I’m pretending to be a billionaire. So far, so good.

  • NotKennedy

    Reminds me of a song, from years past…”I don’t want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day”! Who needs Dartmouth when you could just join #Occupy and start your liberal apprenticeship with the pros.

  • NotKennedy

    Reminds me of a song, from years past…”I don’t want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day”! Who needs Dartmouth when you could just join #Occupy and start your liberal apprenticeship with the pros.

  • NotKennedy

    Kind of looks like a La Leche donor, too.

  • NotKennedy

    Kind of looks like a La Leche donor, too.

  • AlanOne7

    Here’s another shot of her pretty BLUE EYES

  • AlanOne7

    Here’s another shot of her pretty BLUE EYES

  • 762×51

    So ur not a beaver believer??

  • 762×51

    So ur not a beaver believer??

  • 762×51

    The Irish tribes don’t use feathers . . .

  • 762×51

    The Irish tribes don’t use feathers . . .

  • 762×51

    The “indian” blanket on the wall behind her, like the silver and turquoise jewelry she is wearing, is a southwest Indian design, Navajo or maybe Apache. American Indians do not wear the symbols or ornaments of other tribes than their own.

    Looks like everything she knows about indians she learned from watching F Troop reruns. Sorry Kemo Sabe.

  • 762×51

    The “indian” blanket on the wall behind her, like the silver and turquoise jewelry she is wearing, is a southwest Indian design, Navajo or maybe Apache. American Indians do not wear the symbols or ornaments of other tribes than their own.

    Looks like everything she knows about indians she learned from watching F Troop reruns. Sorry Kemo Sabe.

  • NotKennedy

    The beleaguered beaver is more like a Delaware Debutante than I hope to find out… but Al Gore might “hit it”!

  • NotKennedy

    The beleaguered beaver is more like a Delaware Debutante than I hope to find out… but Al Gore might “hit it”!

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  • wreed22

    ethnomusicologist ? A splinter of a splinter. Boobus Americanus gets a real good education.

  • wreed22

    ethnomusicologist ? A splinter of a splinter. Boobus Americanus gets a real good education.

  • Gringo

    On my father’s side, there is an Indian from the 18th century in the family tree- not uncommon for those who lived on the frontier. That would make me ~ 1/500 Indian. How many Affirmative Action points will that get me? Because my mother’s brothers both married women who were 1/8 Indian, half my cousins are 1/16 Indian. None of my 1/16 Indian cousins nor their mothers- both of whom were successful professionals- got any gummint money or Affirmative Action points for their Indian ancestry

  • Gringo

    On my father’s side, there is an Indian from the 18th century in the family tree- not uncommon for those who lived on the frontier. That would make me ~ 1/500 Indian. How many Affirmative Action points will that get me? Because my mother’s brothers both married women who were 1/8 Indian, half my cousins are 1/16 Indian. None of my 1/16 Indian cousins nor their mothers- both of whom were successful professionals- got any gummint money or Affirmative Action points for their Indian ancestry

  • blick

    Institutions of “higher” learning were first taken over by hippie protesters, now they are run by Old hippy protestors. In the change over they lost their morals and ethics and professionalism. When you are an atheist, evolutionist, environmentalist, social justice warrior all you have is relativism, evolution and pot to fall back on for moral support.

  • blick

    Institutions of “higher” learning were first taken over by hippie protesters, now they are run by Old hippy protestors. In the change over they lost their morals and ethics and professionalism. When you are an atheist, evolutionist, environmentalist, social justice warrior all you have is relativism, evolution and pot to fall back on for moral support.

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