They thought they were white – DNA tests showed otherwise

They considered themselves white,: DNA tests told a more complex story

By Tara Bahrampour February 6, 2018 – Washington Post

As more Americans take advantage of genetic testing to pinpoint the makeup of their DNA, the technology is coming head to head with the country’s deep-rooted obsession with race and racial myths. This is perhaps no more true than for the growing number of self-identified European Americans who learn they are actually part African.

For those who are surprised by their genetic heritage, the new information can often set into motion a complicated recalibration of how they view their identity.

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