Great article by Dick Eastman at this blog http://www.eogn.com. Yes, they might want to avoid doing any DNA. DNA is emotional and individuals need to be ready for the results. As a genealogist I struggle sometimes with my role as a researcher. There was a great discussion on DNA and privacy the other evening on BlackProGen Live hangout with Nicka Smith-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y02EftoW0R8&list=PLXTLb9wPqZyyCmUirljokKlWYVkeRAmYK&index=1
UPDATE: This news story is mushrooming. The original news article listed in the article below has since been knocked offline, probably because thousands of people were accessing it simultaneously. However, dozens of other news services have since picked up the story and now it is one of the top trending articles on the Internet.
You can find dozens more stories about this by starting at: http://bit.ly/2wWKhr6
The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend speak for themselves. The various news media are full of stories about bigotry, racism, and fringe far-right political activities that resulted in murder and also in a lot of embarrassment to the American people. However, there is one genealogy issue that might affect the motivations of these extremists:
Are these white supremacists really “all white?”
I suspect that many white supremacists won’t like to learn the truth.
A geneticist at the University of California at…
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