stolen valor
Meagan, I read with interest your article.
Polaris Banshee

They are very different things. One is based on ignorance. The other is based on outright falsehoods. To gain the benefits of being an Indian, You. Have. To. Have. Paperwork. I guess this isn’t the case with affirmative action (but Lizzy Warren is a woman, and I reckon that counted more if it mattered at all) but if you want concrete benefits, you have to prove it.

Stolen valor, on the other hand, is someone — for whatever fucked up pathetic reasons — is going around deliberately misrepresenting what they have done. Showing up at funerals of dead Americans wearing silver stars.

Very different things.

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