African Ancestry in Over 6 Million White Americans

Six million White Americans have some African ancestry, according to a new study, which looked at the genetic records of 145,000 people, using the genetic testing service 23andMe.com, who identified as European, African and Latino. The study found that 3.5 percent of White Americans have 1 percent, or more African ancestry. We take a look at the study, in this Lip News clip with Jackie Koppell and Gabriel Mizrahi.

Share
  • angrymike

    I wonder if there’s any in my family, then I can get in on the ” being offended ” business, and use it against the idiots that are offended everytime I say something near them………..;-D

    • Brett_McS

      I used to work with a fellow of pure Greek heritage but who as white as I am (Irish-Scottish-English heritage; you do the math). He would have fun going on about ‘the wogs’ etc and if someone objected would innocently note, oh, I’m Greek myself. He explained to me that his family comes from one of the Greek islands that the Turks never got to. The swarthy nature of the typical Greek is apparently because of interbreeding with the Turk.

      • winniec

        Greeks have the most African DNA of all Europeans due to trading with Egypt from pre-historic times, hence the swarthiness.

        • Brett_McS

          That makes sense. The impression I get from the Classical Greek plays etc is that white skin was highly regarded.

    • Gaylord Ponce

      If so, you may qualify for an obamaphone.

      • angrymike

        Nope, I have a J.O.B, dang it……… ;(

    • winniec

      But if they don’t KNOW you’re black, they can only hate you for being an idiot.

      • angrymike

        Well, in their eyes I’ll always be an idiot because I won’t listen to their racist bull, all the while claiming I have something to do with the reason they’re poor !!!
        The sad part is, I make as much as them, I just don’t gamble, smoke dope and I drink very little, so my money goes towards my house, my pets, and my mustang !! They can have anything I have if they would stop blowing $40.00 per day on pick 3 and then getting hammered because they always lose……..

  • Roland

    What is that sick obsession about having to be all the same?

    • Rosenmops

      These people are idiots. If we were all the same then how are the 3.5% who they talk about different than the rest? And if they aren’t different then why have a news story about it? Besides which, if race is a social construct then how can 23andme tell you about your ancestors from a drop of spit? Progressives are so illogical. Race is a social construct and doesn’t really exist when it suits them, but race is genetic when it gives them a chance to make fun of southerners.

  • Xavier

    So what?

    • Minicapt

      It makes the ‘Rev’ Al Sharpton more evil than ever because he probably has no white ancestry. And therefore, he cannot help himself.

      Cheers

      • Frau Katze

        I dunno, he looks kind of pale. Not like 100% black.

        • winniec

          He hates himself because of his 25% white DNA.

  • mauser 98

    Barry’s presidency will skew the numbers
    …don’t forget Kennewick man
    http://www.burkemuseum.org/kennewickman

  • minuteman

    Not really that surprising. The year 1800 is over 200 years ago. A rough calculation of 25 years per generation would show that there are about 8 generations between now and then. so you have 256 great(7times) grand parents. At a time when the population of the southern US was roughly 30 percent slaves it is not at all surprising that one or two would be your ancestor.

    I found this factoid interesting – found it while looking for percentage of southern US population who were slaves.

    “The first 19 or so Africans arrived ashore near the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, brought by Dutch traders who had seized them from a captured Spanish slave ship. The Spanish usually baptized slaves in Africa before embarking them. As English law considered baptized Christians exempt from slavery, these Africans were treated as indentured servants who joined about 1,000 English indentured servants already in the colony.” Wikipedia.
    I’d be curious to see Eric Holder’s family tree. He is awfully pale

    • mauser 98

      slavery around since time began, among all races

      “The statistics show that, when free, blacks disproportionately became slave masters.”
      “Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in (1860)New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.”

      http://americancivilwar.com/authors/black_slaveowners.htm

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m part dinosaur

  • The__Hammer

    This isn’t really a new thing lol

  • Maggat

    And, vice-verso.