The Biological (Not Social) Construct Of Race In America

We are often told that in America white and black are “folk” categories that don’t match up with underlying scientific genetic reality. But, the rise of genome testing offers a new perspective on that.

I’ve thought of another way to phrase the data I brought up in this week’s Taki’s article.

According to a recent Stanford study of 23andMe genomic data, the average self-identifying African-American is about 80% black by genes and ancestry, while the average self-identifying white American (non-Hispanic) is about 0.05% black.

So, the average African-American is roughly 1,600 times blacker genetically than the average white American.

Score +1 for folk anthropology, score -99 for academic cultural anthropology.