Turns out a California professor is another Fauxcahontas.
Elizabeth Hoover, an associate professor in the Environmental Science and Policy Management department at UC Berkeley, is not an Native American, but instead 100% white. Hoover said she “incorrectly identified” herself, a move she based on having “incomplete information.
“In uncritically living an identity based on family stories without seeking out a documented connection to these communities, I caused harm,” Hoover said. “Growing up I did not question who I was told I was, or how I identified,” Hoover said. “But as an adult, as an academic, I should have done my due diligence to confirm that my ancestors were who I was told they were.”Click to read full article Go back home