We all know Hollywood loves a sequel. So, how about Spotlight 2 — a sequel to the 2015 Best Picture Oscar-winner, Spotlight?
Spotlight was about the Boston Globe's investigation that uncovered horrific child abuse in the Catholic Church. The sequel would also be about a recently completed real-life investigation by the Boston Globe.
Granted, it may not be as earth-shattering in its discovery. But it's still about good old-fashioned, hardcore journalism getting to the bottom of one of the great mysteries of our time... Is Presidential Dreamer/Senator Elizabeth Warren a Native American? And did she become a tenured professor at Harvard Law School only because of her Native Americanness and Harvard's desire to diversify its faculty?
According to the Boston Globe's crack reporting, the answer to the second question is a clear no, which flies in the face of her "conservative critics."
The Globe report says:
In the most exhaustive review undertaken of Elizabeth Warren's professional history, the Globe found clear evidence, in documents and interviews, that her claim to Native American ethnicity was never considered by the Harvard Law faculty, which voted resoundingly to hire her, or by those who hired her to four prior positions at other law schools. At every step of her remarkable rise in the legal profession, the people responsible for hiring her saw her as a white woman.
As for the first question — is Warren actually Native American? That one is yet to be answered.
It's weird, though. The Globe report seems to be defending Warren, but then it actually shows a document where she changed her ethnicity from "White" to "Native American" after she'd been teaching at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for three years.
When she later moved to Harvard she was White again, then waited two and a half years before once again self-identifying as Native American.
In the postmodern world, it couldn't be more honest.
Why the discrepancies? Well, it may seem dishonest, but in the postmodern world, it couldn't be more honest. It just means that Warren was reporting her identity at those moments in time. One year it was white, another it was Native American. Next week, it might be Vietnamese.
One day you're a man, the next day you're a woman and tomorrow you're a tomato plant. Postmodern truth is like painting "with all the colors of the wind..."