Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is shown here attending a 2010 Capitol Hill hearing on the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images It's All Politics Minority Rules: Who Gets To Claim Status As A Person Of Color? May 16, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage seem uneasy to swallow. But why? What does it take to be considered an ethnic minority, and what does the controversy say about the way we judge ethnic backgrounds?