After the idiot in the White House made that comment about keeping people from $#!+hole countries out of the USA, I decided to look into my own heritage and see where I came from. On my father’s side, it was well known that his parents were both born in areas that are now Poland, despite the fact that on the 1940’s era census, my paternal grandmother was listed as German . My mother’s grand parents emigrated from Ireland quite a while ago, according to family members.
I orders a DNA test kit, swiped the inside my mouth with the cotton tip of the swab, and sent it to the lab.
In short, a majority of my DNA, a little over 58%, traces to Easter Europe and the Baltic region. A little more than 40% traces to Ireland, Scotland, Wales.
Surprisingly, 1.5% of my DNA traces to Nigeria.
This could be explained in many ways, from the Moors invading the Iberian Peninsula to trade routes from Western Africa, Western Iberian Peninsula, on to the Western shores of the British Isles. None the less, there it is. Yup, according to the racist in the White House, I’m part of the tide of humanity that emigrated to the United States of America from some $#!+hole country.
As if I needed another reason to despise this man.
I learned a lot more than my DNA as I shared this information with friends and co-workers.
Anyone who did not vote for that clown was excited about the news and shared my fascination about how eye opening this was. Sadly, those who did cast their ballot for the buffoon went on to make humorous but crude stereotypical and racist comments about me.
Talk about a bitter sweet experience.