A few years ago, I was curious about my ancestry and I had my DNA tested. The results, I am:
- 43% Northern European
- 36% Mediterranean
- 19% Southwest Asian
- 2% East African
If you ever meet me, you will notice the European characteristics are dominate. My skin is white, but I am not fair skinned. My eyes are blue. My hair was blond until I was six or seven years old, then it started to turn brown.
In America, race has always been a hot button issue and it is at the heart of a lot of conflict among our citizens. Now that I know about my heritage, I am more interested in the conflict and have a greater desire to improve the situation.
Here are my confessions as a white American.
I know some of my ancestors were racist and some were criminals. I know they fought against civil rights…
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