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Response to spooky3 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 12:45 AM

27. Shades of one drop rule

I would be very insulted if someone asked me to "prove" my ethnicity, nor would I expect my blonde, blue-eyed quarter Japanese offspring to have to do so. Who has the right to demand such a genetic test? Certainly not Trump. Or anyone else for that matter. One sixteenth Japanese blood was enough to qualify for the internment camps. That would be my great-great grandchild.

Once whites invoked the 1 drop rule forcing people of color to prove they were white. Now they invoke the no drop rule and insist you prove you are an ethnic minority.

I am 50% British. If I call myself white, there are those who would say I was not.

Mixed race people have every right to self-identify unless they dare to claim to be something other people don't recognize.

Can you see why calls to do DNA testing might rankle?

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