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Thursday, September 07, 2006

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harold bergsma

I found the information facinating and informative. Our genetic heritage is certainly more complex and exciting that I ever imagined. Pakistani genes? How interesting! I have just finished a novel,coming out after Christmas, One Way to Pakistan, Authorhouse, ISBN 1-4259-7422-8 (dj) or 1-425-7421-x(sc) a story of abduction, rape and a little hope. It is the story of a young American-Filipina woman who goes to Pakistan and disappears. The implications of your genetic research apply here so strongly. We are a wonder of complexity. Best wishes. Harold Bergsma www.haroldbergsma.com

Nubianem

One of the major facts about Americans' heritage that many Africans (in North and West Africa) are very well aware of is the one-third of American whites (usually brown hair and brown eyes) who are of African origins and who has an African in their ancestry.

How can that be? Let's say it is no more mysterious as someone Black having a Pakistani ancestor. After all, Pakistan and India and the Andaman islands were the very first places that Africans migrated after leaving Africa, and for thousands of years after that, Ethiopia, Somalia, Egypt, East Africa sent settlers to both Pakistan and India as well as the Black Sea (Senusret; see "Susu Economics: The History of Pan-African Trade, Commerce, Money and Wealth," pub. by http://www.AuthorHouse.com also see http://sexhistorynsoul.proboards102.com )

As recently as the 1940's, communities of Blacks lived in parts of Armenia. These Blacks are said to be descendents of Senusret's Egyptian soldiers who settled the Black Sea region and parts of the Georgia, Armenia region about 2000 B.C.

As far as Pakistan is concerned, there are both Black Negro people there of historical African origins 2000 B.C. to the 1800's. One of these groups is also found in India and is called 'Sidis.' They are of Ethiopian origins.

There are also descendents of protohistoric African Negroid people in India and some who live on the Andaman islands and have been there for over 60,000 years.

India's Black 'Untouchables' or Dalits and 'Tribals," include an element of 'Indo-Negroid' people of African type who number about 300 million people. See "A History of Racism and Terrorism, Rebellion and Overcoming," published by http://www.Xlibris.com also see http://www.claritypress.com "The Black Untouchables of India," by VT Rajshekar, Runoko Rashidi and YN Kly

http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/runoko.html

So, it is not surprising that any Black in the US may have Pakistani or East Indian or even Chinese ancestry. After all, many of our ancestors were either Black Africoid or Black Asiatic both of the Pan-Negro racial group - A DISTINCT RACE AND THE TERM 'RACE' DOES APPLY TO US.

The ability to trace our ancestry through genetic testing is a very welcoming development. Somehow, the original intent of using DNA to criminally castigate people may backfire and actually help more people establish global alliances and fight those whose intentions are to criminalize whole populations in order to implement neo-slavery on others.

Finally, the European population of the US are at least one-third of African ancestry dating to the past five hundred years.

There are two African strains in white Americans. One is Black Almohad (Black Moorish) from the region of Nigeria to Morocco. The second is West African.

An article from Scientific American magazine some years ago showed that African/Black people have about 95 percent of a particular chromosome that is of African origins. Europeans have 75 percent of the African chromosome and Asians have 60 percent of the African chromosomes.

The findings also showed that Africans had 5 percent of a chromosome 'alu' found in equal amounts in Asians and Europeans, and that the South Indians and Austrics, Indo-Negroids and Melanesian had about 90 percent of the African chromosome 'alu 7.'

So, an African-American who has a white parent and a Black parent will have a predomination of Black genes.

The Black/African genes from the Black parent

The Black/African genes from the White parent.

The child comes out genetically Black even after many generations.

In other words, an albino who is fairskinned and 'yellow' haired still has black genes. The only gene they lack is the skin, hair and eye color gene.

People of European and East Asian origins are in the same predicament. Their skin color changed over thousands of years, but the original type for their respective groups (Kong-San and Bantu as the 'Father' of East Asians and American Indians, and East Africans as the 'Father' of East Indians and Europeans - in fact, the ancestors of fairskinned Europeans were first Africans who migrated to India and later into Europe where they became trapped by the ICE AGE AND CHANGED DUE TO CLIMATIC CONDITIONS.

So, As an African-American, even if one of my ancestors may have been of another race, the insult of slavery, rape and slave breeding prevents me from claiming any European with the type of pride and lack of historical knowledge that some people have claimed the slavemasters.

In fact, it is the Europeans and others who should claim their African ancestry.

"A History of Racism and Terrorism, Rebellion and Overcoming," pub. by http://www.Xlibris.com

"Susu Economics," http://www.AuthorHouse.com

http://sexhistorynsoul.proboards102.com

http://sexyloveromancepoems.blogstream.com

littlepurplecow

Wow... what a journey. I'm sure an emotional one. Thank you for sharing it with us. Your children get the true reward.

Chris Rabb

Ennis, you're going to have to read my (forthcoming) book to find out about the Pakistani connection! ; )

Kitch, thanx for the kudos and blogging about my essay, etc.

Lark, thanx for your encouragement as well. I'm writing a book because to the extent my journey has meaning or can benefit others' searches, then I feel compelled to share -- and on multiple, simultaneous levels (thus, the book, essays, podcasts, e-mails, conversations, etc.). ; )

Lastly, Aaron, I recommend using http://www.AfricanAncestry.com if you think your DNA testing may reveal, well, African ancestry. That's the only firm I can recommend at this point. And, yes, I have made up a "cute name for my race".

Now, given all the genealogical and genetic research I've done over the years, I like to tell folks that I'm mixed: I'm part Negro and part Colored. ; )

Ennis

Chris - Pakistani? What part of your heritage was that? That's a bit unusual given that the rest of your genetic make up is either African or European.

Kitch

Great article, Chris!

Lark

I loved reading this, Chris. beautiful writing, and tough research. Thanks for sharing it so generously.

aaron

What a fun genetic adventure. Can I get those tests for my family? Chris, have you made up a cute name for what your race is, a la "cablasian?"

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