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Do you see Color when you look at a person? When we are born we are not aware of race. How does it change?
When we are first born we are not built to judge others around us by the color of their skin or what they may believe. The world would be a much better place if we kept it that way. We are taught many of our prejudices as we grow older by those around us. Basing our opinions on somone based on the color of their skin is short sighted.
All our families over the years are a blend of races and nationalities. When completing a DNA test we find out about our true genetic background. It can be a very eye opening experience. It also helps in understanding one of our biggest misunderstandings as a human race. Color.
One of my favorite genealogy episodes was when they did the DNA background of Quincy Jones. When looking at the color of his skin you would reach the conclusion that his families background originated from the continent of Africa. So wrong. When they said his results he had a higher percentage of European background than African. The same occurs with all people. All of us have a mixture in our DNA.
If more DNA testing was done of various people we will soon find out that we are way more similar than we ever realized. We can not choose the color of our skin or our DNA. Skin shoould not be a reason for humans to make judgments without getting to know the person. Tolerance and understanding are the keys to our future.
Have a great week. Want to know your families background? Drop me a line.