We don’t often concur with Bob Jones, but here we do — from The BFD

Iranian born Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, in a newspaper interview, described herself as “a woman of colour.” What colour she did not say.

That term usually applies to people of negro, Indian, Polynesian and Melanesian ethnicity. Sometimes it’s said of Orientals although the vast majority are as white skinned as Icelanders. The exceptions are peasantry, as with many weather beaten white farmers everywhere.

I imagine Golriz would love to claim “Morrie” blood, this being the stock fantasy of New Zealand left-wing females, but as it’s well-known that she’s Iranian born and thus white, she has to forego that pleasure. Anyway, the much sought after “Morrie” female slots are already taken by the party co-leader Marama Davidson, with Elizabeth Kerekere hovering in the wings.

This lefty female “look at me” attention seeking practice of claiming minority racial heritage is not peculiar to New Zealand. It happens in Australia regularly with female politicians claiming to be aboriginal on the basis of a great grandmother and the like.

When tennis player Ash Barty rose to the top three years back some commentators made ludicrous claims of her as the greatest ever aboriginal sports person. Ashleigh, I hasted to add, was not responsible. Enquiry revealed she was, as her appearance made clear, European, although several generations back a distant relation had a smidgeon of aboriginal blood.

A well publicised case in America a few years back saw a prominent female black advocate who claimed negro ethnicity, blown out of the water when her fed-up parents spoke up and advised she hadn’t a scintilla of black ancestry.

Or consider mad Elizabeth Warren, at one stage a front-runner for the 2020 Democrat Presidential nomination. She claimed American Indian heritage. When that (and other background fantasies) were exposed as fiction, her campaign fell apart and she duly pulled out of the race.

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All the virtue signalling and pretense Golly G indulges in can’t hide the fact that she has been a defender of people guilty of massive atrocities: in a NZ Herald article from 2017: “Green MP Golriz Ghahraman worked as part of the legal defense team for Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadžić, who was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity… [she was] part of a team that defended Joseph Nzirorera, who died before he could be convicted of genocide, and in a paid position as part of a team representing pop singer Simon Bikindi, who was convicted for incitement to genocide.” —Eds