Americans Who Consider Themselves White Are Shocked To Find Out They Have More In Common With Black People Than They Thought - blogged by @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the wake of increased self-awareness and understanding, more Americans are looking to determine the actual makeup of their DNA. As more people take advantage of the popular genetic testing technologies, more self-identified White Americans are realizing they have more in common with Black people than they originally thought. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In one instance cited by The Washington Post, Nicole Persley of Nokesville, Va, who was “basically raised a Southern white girl,” was actually part African. However, Persley is not alone. In fact, in the wake of companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com, many are able to receive a scientifically accurate assessment of their genetic makeup through a list of countries or regions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the publication, interracial relationships have jumped from 1 percent to 10 percent between 1970 and 2013. While the number of people who identified with two or more races grew to 24 percent from 2010 to 2016. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the idea of pinpointing one’s genetic makeup could be exciting and shocking for some, others tend to rationalize it away if the results are too disruptive to their sense of self, the Washington Post reports. In fact, one white supremacist claimed the test was part of a Jewish conspiracy to “defame, confuse and deracinate young whites.” But as we know, white supremacists are not the brightest crayons in the pack.
found @ 549 likes ON 2018-02-08 12:41:30 BY ME.ME