A man rejected the results of an ancestry DNA test when it revealed he was mostly of European heritage, rather than African.
The man, named Bernard, had participated in a study by two West Chester University professors which sought to analyze people’s ethnic backgrounds. The participants had to guess their ancestry before the test results were revealed. Bernard was dismayed to find that he only had a small percentage of non-European DNA.
Bernard went into the test identifying as a black man. He said his Caucasian mother was, “very specific about raising me as a black man.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Bernard walked into the test identifying himself as “black.” He informed the professors ahead of time that despite having a white mother, his mother raised him to identify as a black man.
Bernard’s test, however, revealed that he is only one percent African/Asian. Over 90 percent of his ancestry is European, while he is five percent Middle Eastern and two percent Hispanic.
“I know my nose is sharp and my skin is light, but my politics are as black as night. Today, I don’t identify as mixed,” Bernard said about the results. “I reject my white privilege in a racist America. There is no way that I or my kids will identify as anything other than black.”