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DNA tests link all humans to East Africa

National Geographic set up a DNA testing site one day in Queens, NY, where they sampled hundreds of people of different nationalities and genders to trace their ancestral history. What they discovered shocked most participants-- based on their findings, regardless of nationality or religion, all of us can trace our ancient origin back to the cradle of humanity, East Africa. Apparently, all of our ancestors just took different paths around the world over thousands of years. According to their findings, one of the last destinations humans traveled was to Northern Europe, while East Africa is where every person's DNA that was tested traced back to. Their findings also showed that everyone shared 99.9 percent of the same DNA. Basically, humans only have a single point one percent DNA difference. These findings can mean different things to different people, but this only goes to further prove that we're all basically the same and the concept of race has no definitive meaning. Their documentary, The Human Family Tree, will be airing again on Friday, Dec. 10th at 12P. Check it out, open the discussion, and let us know what these video clips mean to you. Do you feel some what cheated by how the media portrays race differences? Let us know below.

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Comment by Ta Riq Vladartz on February 15, 2011 at 6:05am

What's new ? We "only" have to resist the conservative (white/black and all in between) backlash who is twisting -regrettably more or less successful- the evidence.

skajerk from space (not concerned)

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on December 7, 2010 at 11:20pm
What you saying all Caribbean folks don't all get along harmoniously?! Hahahaa, yeah bro I know what you're talking about.
I watched the first part & I will say that having white folks do the tests is the politically advantageous move initially. If definitively Black African people were giving the DNA tests and then told them they all had genetically West African traits, you know what would happen. Folks would assume it's some radical group twisting the results.
This is basically a case that we often find ourselves in where you need the final unquestionable co-sign:
The white man said it. So it must be true...
Comment by Mayo R. on December 7, 2010 at 10:01am
I agree this has been proven but people have issues with it still. That is why it keeps getting investigated. Its not just genetics even common pieces of different languages and customs survive on opposite ends of the world. Just don't tell a few islands in the carribean this fact. The might try to hurt themselves. Ya'll know which islands i'm talking about.
Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on December 6, 2010 at 9:13pm
Pardon my grammar, that humanity IS genetically AFRICAN.
Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on December 6, 2010 at 9:11pm
Interesting re-proving of facts. This has been told, tested, questioned, and reproven by scientists and cultural antropologists since the beginning of time and will continue. Folks must learn to deal with the truth and know humanity in genetically AFRICAN use this knowledge for the upliftmentof the earth.

It's of greatest importance to the youth. Especially those direct African descent and those who are unaware or ignorant of the truth.


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