There’s an interesting article on race in America. Despite all the hoopla about racism, there’s some pretty clear evidence that folks are just not feeling very racist in the bedroom. Genes tend to drift between populations when there is some mixing, and it doesn’t take much over time for things to get fairly mixed.
They have a couple of graphs from data collected by “23 And Me” and made into population maps.
Black And White In America: Study Reveals Many Americans Have Mixed Race Background They Were Unaware Of
Dec 18, 2014 05:46 PM By Dana Dovey
Earlier this year, National Geographic made headlines with its “Changing Face of America” article. The story explained that America was becoming more comfortable with interracial relationships, and as a result, the future would be made up of a group of people with features from multiple races. A new study has challenged this hypothesis and suggested that this “mixed race future” is already here. We just never realized it.
The study found that, as expected, people tended to identify with the race that made up the majority of their background. However, for many, this self-identification was not completely accurate. According to the press release, the team estimated that as many as six million Americans who identify as white from a European background carry African ancestry and as many as five million self-described European white Americans have Native American ancestry.
Similar results have been found, with one article published by The Guardian stating that one out of every three self-identifying white Americans have between two to 20 percent African genes, and 23andMe wrote on their blog that due to the process of slavery the average black American has around only 73 percent African DNA.
I think it’s pretty clear that down in the south, despite what folks were saying, there was something else going on when the lights went out…