Obama is half white – but as far as he’s concerned, he is 100% Negro. Though he was raised by his white mother’s family, and his black father abandoned him at an early age, he chooses to identify only with his father’s black heritage and ignore his mother’s heritage. While there are practical reasons for this – after all, it got him the presidency – nearly all mixed-race people have been doing the same thing for quite some time. While there are definite advantages to being black, due to black-privilege, there is clearly another factor at work here: A black heritage is considered a “heritage” while a white heritage is considered nothing.
In the State of Exile blog, there is a recent post claiming that Jews are 3-5% sub-Saharan African:
So Jews are a teensy bit African:
Reich’s team analyzed more than half a million DNA markers across the entire genomes of people from seven diverse Jewish populations — including Ashkenazim from northern Europe; Sephardim from Italy, Turkey and Greece, and Mizrahim from Syria, Iraq and Iran. They then compared the genetic data with DNA from 15 sub-Saharan African populations.
Reporting in the April issue of PLoS Genetics, the researchers found that modern day Jews can attribute about 3% to 5% of their ancestry to sub-Saharan Africans, and that the exchange of genes between Jews and sub-Saharan Africans occurred approximately 72 generations, or about 2,000 years, ago.
3-5% is about the same percentage of Neanderthal blood that the average non-African possesses. I have yet to encounter anybody who claims to be “Neanderthal” on this basis. The pro-white movement has been quick to tout the Neanderthal finding because it illustrates that we are not all the same. If not for that, and the mystique of the Neanderthal (whose true nature remains unknown), few would care if we carried Neanderthal genes.
If Obama can ignore 50% of his heritage, surely we Jews can ignore 3-5% of ours if we so choose. In any case, it’s not something I stay up at night worrying about. However… should I ever choose to run for president, try to get admitted for college, apply for a prestigious job or have a racial grievance where I could win the ghetto-lottery, that 3-5% might come in useful!