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Re: 25 Marker Exact Matches
In Response To: Re: 25 Marker Exact Matches ()

Anna,

You mean to tell me this man doesn't acknowledge the African origins of mankind or that the possiblity exists that he may indeed have relatives that are of a different ethnic or racial background?

I haven't submitted to all of the different dna tests that many of you have, but isn't the information regarding African origins of mankind mentioned or at least the migration out of Africa?

Adding the dna component to genealogy has really helped me to place information within a greater historical context.

If I may share my example of someone's stupidity: a maintenance worker was finishing some things on the house. He noticed two photographs (19th century and an early 20th century), one of a white man and the other of a black man. He asked me who they were and I told him--"my ancestor's"--3rd great grandfather and 4th great grandfather (father and son). His next question was "how did that happen?"

Now I'm thinking to myself that we have people that are so submerged, (blind at times) in racist thought, that they don't understand to simple concept of miscegenation.

My response was "do you have children"? He said, "yes"--my reply--"now ask yourself, how did that happen."

This reminds me of “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin--a story that focuses on miscegenation or the meaning of race and skin color; and an 1898 article from the Illinois Record (African American newspaper) titled "Black Child Born to White Parents, (I'll transcribe and post to the general forum if anyone is interested).

Sorry this is so long but give me a break--you can't escape dna!

Lyle


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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