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Re: DNA Tribes
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Yes, I agree with Chris! Technologically speaking, we'll be there in a few short years I bet! As for you being from Louisiana, or having family from there..............well that explains it! Everyone......almost literally from Louisiana is multiracial! The former Governor Huey P. Long said back in the 40's that "You can feed all the "pure" White Folks in Louisiana with a half a loaf of bread!" That is to say that there are none! My Mom's side extends from there as well. In fact, in New Orleans, the very fair-skinned African American women used to get a double dose of discrimination because by law they would make them wear a tinon (pronounced teenyon) on their heads (a big wrapped up head scarf) so the White people could tell them apart from the White women. Phenotypically there was absolutely no difference. Again, we're talking about people who in many instances were only about 1/16 African. But I understand from my Mom and from cousins that culturally you relate and therefore ARE African American. Though genetically you're Multiracial as many of us are. It's funny, because my cousin I'm closest too and I sat down one day and figured it out and she's technically only like 1/8 African! Hahahahaha! But she's a very culturally intelligent African American woman to be reckoned with! But don't worry.....like Chris said......if you do the AA and get nothing, there will be much more advanced tests out later! One very nice thing about Louisiana's multiracial history is that most of the relationships were of love and wonderful romances, not rape! So please don't feel bad about any White guys you encounter in your family research. I know some people who are very angry.........but you need not be! I have friends in New Orleans who regulary visit with White cousins because their Grandfathers or Great Grandfathers made sure they knew that side of their families too. I also have two other friends whose family members studied at the Sorbonne (University) in Paris, paid for by their Great Grands and Granddads! So these were not negative interracial situations at all! Just think Tonya, in a time when there was so much hate in the world racially and so much oppression, your ancestors, both White and Black, were able to overcome all that and embrace one another in love! That's beautiful!
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