Black People : African Ancestry & DNA Tests: The Results

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Well, almost - like I know my SSA percentage won't be anywhere near enough to actually do that, I'll probably be in the 20 to 30% range I would guess, but there is definitely a part of me that wants to wave them around and say "see, I told you I wasn't a white girl".

Same thing to me. :10500:
 

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Well I guess, from a US viewpoint yeah it probably is - seriously though its as much for me as it is for any paper waving, to finally know for certain....

Have you seriously considered doing one of the ones which tells you what tribe in Africa you're from? It'd be interesting to find out for sure rather than just knowing you're from a whole continent somewhere....

Strange how I'm now digging into my grandmother's family after having ignored it before - didn't seem to hold that much interest when I started this family history thing - thought it was just a fairly boring line of anglo folk, but looks like it could end up being worth investigating after all, though like you said the color thing in Louisiana seems a real complicated affair. Just wondering have you ever come across the term 'mulatto rouge' before? - I've tried searching on Google, but can't find anything on it at all.
 

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Well I guess, from a US viewpoint yeah it probably is - seriously though its as much for me as it is for any paper waving, to finally know for certain....
It's still the same thing to me....From what you've shared, You want to know and be able to tell people WITH DOCUMENTED PROOF that you are NOT "White" ---that you have enough Sub-Saharan African DNA not to be "White." ---You want to affirm your Black ancestry.

Again, same thing to me.

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Have you seriously considered doing one of the ones which tells you what tribe in Africa you're from? It'd be interesting to find out for sure rather than just knowing you're from a whole continent somewhere....
I am not able to have it done right now; but, yes, I seriously want that test to determine where my African ancestors hailed from.


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Strange how I'm now digging into my grandmother's family after having ignored it before - didn't seem to hold that much interest when I started this family history thing - thought it was just a fairly boring line of anglo folk, but looks like it could end up being worth investigating after all, though like you said the color thing in Louisiana seems a real complicated affair. Just wondering have you ever come across the term 'mulatto rouge' before? - I've tried searching on Google, but can't find anything on it at all.
No, I've never heard of "mulatto rouge."

"Baton Rouge," the capital of LA, means "red stick."

...Perhaps, "mulatto rouge" may be the french/creole term for what many African Americans call a "Redbone." :10500:

But I don't know.

Maybe Bro. Blackbird could help you with Louisiana history.
 

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Ah yeah I get you now with that first bit - yep, definitely I want to have proof that I am part African for sure cause it doesn't show that much on the outside - though strangely enough when I asked the guy who thought I was 1/2 East African what he meant he said I looked like a white-washed Ethiopean, apparently I've got the same kind of eyes or something???....

Anyways, hopefully the answer will be waiting for me when I get back from the Canaries next Wednesday - till then I'll have my mind kept off it having fun - need a holiday as the summer was spent working even though I got to tour round Europe at the same time.
 

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Good points. I actually don't have a problem with taking DNA tests, it's just I'm sketchy a lot of times on how they are interpreted and the conversations that take place after these results come in. Hence why I encourage anyone who takes one to do a lot of their own independent research on the results they receive. Now, I would like to see more African descendants control these conversations around identity. That is essentially my aim with everything that I do related to all this.

That is where I think Zim's points make a lot of sense to me. It's about who controls these conversations on identity.
If europeans are behind these tests you can rest assure that they will keep you away from north africa and have you in west africa. OF course we know that the ancient egyptians were black, the ancient greeks, the moors of spain and so forth. Africans populated the globe even in the americas. However the scheme is to pin all africans in one spot. The plans of the so called arch deceiver is to keep you in the dark.
 

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If europeans are behind these tests you can rest assure that they will keep you away from north africa and have you in west africa. OF course we know that the ancient egyptians were black, the ancient greeks, the moors of spain and so forth. Africans populated the globe even in the americas. However the scheme is to pin all africans in one spot. The plans of the so called arch deceiver is to keep you in the dark.
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While the US one drop rule is the most obsurd rule ever instituted I wouldn't say its the main reason for confusion and people identifying as Black.

The reason why in a lot cases is because mixed race people have never been accepted as white. White people gladly subjugate mixed peoples - in there eyes they were still Black - being mixed didn't make a difference. Yeah fair enough in some cases mixed race people were given privileges but what are privileges REALLY? Besides throwing a dog a bone every now and then. Just seems like a divide and conquer tactic to me. This is partly traue for Arabs also.

Maybe Blackness is a state of mind to an extent either way its unfair to tell someone who is so loyal to the cause that they aren't Black enough - especially when we come across tomz of all tomz who are as Black as the night sky but if it not for there skin we wouldn't dream of thinking otherwise.
 

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If europeans are behind these tests you can rest assure that they will keep you away from north africa and have you in west africa. OF course we know that the ancient egyptians were black, the ancient greeks, the moors of spain and so forth. Africans populated the globe even in the americas. However the scheme is to pin all africans in one spot. The plans of the so called arch deceiver is to keep you in the dark.
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Absolutely, and that's why I do my own independent research.
 

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If europeans are behind these tests you can rest assure that they will keep you away from north africa and have you in west africa. OF course we know that the ancient egyptians were black, the ancient greeks, the moors of spain and so forth. Africans populated the globe even in the americas. However the scheme is to pin all africans in one spot. The plans of the so called arch deceiver is to keep you in the dark.
Good point....But, isn't that a falsehood as well....Where do they think the people of North Africa came from? :10500:


But, that still wouldn't stop me from getting the test done when possible.
 

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"OF course we know that the ancient egyptians were black, the ancient greeks, the moors of spain and so forth"

I'm probably going to get shot down for saying this, but from what I've seen in illustrations, read in books and heard from people who know more about ancient history, only the ruling class in those societies seemed to have been black, there appear to have been a lot of lighter people living with them.



The Moors too seem to have had lots of lighter folk resembling Berbers or Arabs among them.

As far as the tests go - I didn't think they were able to say where you came from, but only to match you up with present day people in Africa, so you might match up with a tribe that now lives in west Africa, but that doesn't mean that tribe didn't originally come from the north or the east.
 

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