I recently took a DNA test. There are the results: I’m about 50% (South/West) European, 30% (West) African, 5% Native American, and the rest, miscellaneous.
I’ve always felt a connection to people of many ethnic communities — both tangible and not. This just validates that.
In my personal fight against racism, even against those thoughts that are unconsciously embedded within me, I am reminded that discriminating against people of these different communities is like discriminating against and hating these parts of myself.
We don’t know what secret stories our blood has to tell, but oftentimes, they can connect us more to our past and more to each other.