Elizabeth Warren was born Oklahoma, the daughter of a janitor. Her ancestors were predominantly Southern. She has no New England ancestry that I was able to identify.
Since The New Republic victimologist has had a go at America’s founding population, allow me, as a member of an outside group, to take my own shot.
Of course I am critical of WASPs, but for a reason diametrically opposed to Massey’s: namely for being such wimps and for permitting themselves to be vilified without protest. Needless to say, American Jews or American blacks (taking two two self-conscious ethnicities) would never allow themselves to be freely pummeled the way Massey goes after WASPs. They would be denouncing their slanderers through well-heeled organizations, with Main Stream Media support. [. . .]
Certainly at the elite level, white Protestants behave differently from normal people. Like Elizabeth Warren, the descendant of New England settlers, WASP patricians may pretend their true ancestors were American Indians
Recently I was reading about some WASPy protestors in thirteen states, mostly in the South, who were burning Confederate flags to celebrate Memorial Day.[ Memorial Day Confederate Flag Burning: Small Groups Gather In 13 States To Symbolically Bury The Dixie Flag,By Angelo Young, IBTimes.com, May 25, 2015] These activists were demonstrating their revulsion for the racism of their region and presumably of their own despised ancestors.The organizer and the bulk of the "artists" participating in this non-event are black. Gottfried sees an opportunity to trash "WASPy" people. The white participant prominently pictured in one of the news articles was, according to Wikipedia, "born on a farm in Kentucky". He's neither particularly elite nor remotely ideologically representative of founding stock Americans.
Back in 2001, I suggested on VDARE.com that America’s problem, to a considerable extent, is “decaying Protestantism.” From all appearances, Alana Massey is part of that problem.While Gottfried could not be bothered to take a few seconds to check, it appears Massey, the blogger of the TNR clickbait that's serving as Gottfried's immediate pretext for attacking "WASPs", was in fact raised Protestant. But based on comments she's made, she may have Irish ancestry with which she identifies, and her personal blog features a post entitled "I Want To Talk and Write Like A Mid 20th Century Catholic With an Attitude". And there's of course nothing specifically Protestant about SJW content factories, the employees of which tend to be extremely disproportionately Jewish (and I suspect disproportionately Catholic relative to Protestant).
For people like JayMan ("SWPLs are literal Puritans") and the knowing NRX dorks who are able to confidently inform us it's snobbish, Yankee-stock Unitarians driving leftist discourse in America, Alana Massey, resident of Brooklyn, who has been featured in such fine publications as Buzzfeed and xoJane, grew up in San Diego. Her father, a naval commander, was born in Tennessee. Her mother, a public school teacher, "grew up in a small town in Arkansas". The ranks of aspirational urban leftists are populated by dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of Alana Masseys for every upper class Puritan descendant.