What an idiot.
Have you guys heard about National Geographic's personal genome project?
Anyway, I've mentioned I have a mixed ethnic background, and studying that
I came across one pretty interesting fact: In any "mixed race," like Creoles,
Latinos (Puerto Rican, Cuban), hispanic-mestizos, etc., using the human
genome mapping technology they've determined that it's always the women
who interbred with another group. The indiginous women of Puerto Rico, for example,
married or had children with the Spaniards mostly, and the indiginous men
have very little genetic contribution today.
Demographics of Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In reality, most people with african-american blood as part of their make-up
today would have received it from a union between a white male and an
african-american woman. That coupling was much more prevalent than the
reverse, which wasn't suffered too lightly by the white patriarchy. Another
interesting fact is that if a child was born and was obviously "mixed-race,"
it wasn't held in slavery, and often the mother would be granted freedom, too.
That was probably to hide the evidence as much as anything else, but there
were communities of free, mixed-race people, and the ones who could move
into society and hide their background did. So, there's probably a lot of
people with black blood who have no idea about it. It probably wasn't a case
of "grandma getting with studs in the barn," though. It also doesn't determine
who will be a great athlete.