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.