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DNA samples reveal Michelle Obama's white ancestors.

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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DNA samples reveal Michelle Obama's white ancestors.

I really didn't know where to post this, but found it quite interesting and when viewing the photos quite moving, when looking into the faces I saw myself.

www.nytimes.com...

Specifically this picture of the slide show.

www.nytimes.com...

Meet Your Cousin, the First Lady: A Family Story, Long Hidden

We are all related.
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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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I guess political madness is a good place to put this article considering how much racial tension has been stirred up in the last few years.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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I am at a loss.

Why does this matter?

Seriously... I don't get it. Umm???



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by mainidh
I am at a loss.

Why does this matter?

Seriously... I don't get it. Umm???


Just thought it was interesting.

Maybe bring people closer together as well.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:51 PM
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Wow Michelle is a smack dab spitting image of her mother right down to the tee.

Very nice find.

Ahhh, but so am I...





posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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it matters the sameway that we have a president that ISNT american n that his blood is also in the royal bloodline



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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With everything in the world that is going on......or has gone on throughout history, call me naive, but i for one have always thought race was the absolute dumbest thing to dislike someone or a group for....the overall differences between racial groups is so small it really is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things......We as a society need to put the stupid stuff on a shelf and start worrying about the real problems in the world.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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OMG they are reptilians...

Check this image out....Look at the reptilian EYES!!!!!!

www.nytimes.com...


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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by pointr97
With everything in the world that is going on......or has gone on throughout history, call me naive, but i for one have always thought race was the absolute dumbest thing to dislike someone or a group for....the overall differences between racial groups is so small it really is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things......We as a society need to put the stupid stuff on a shelf and start worrying about the real problems in the world.


This just proves how blurred the racial lines are, how closely related we really are.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
We are all related.
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EVENTUALLY THIS WILL REACH ALL*



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 01:29 PM
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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 01:32 PM
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Interesting not that I care, but you do so I checked it out, lol.

They look to me as if they are black, white looking black you know what I mean?

But are they "human'? That is the real question!



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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Neat picture.

If that frowning little girl is Michelle, then she got it early so we should not blame her for having it now. (No, I didn't vote Demo.)



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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Yes...I agree it was interesting to read this....too bad we can't get obama's dna and do the same thing with it.
It could put an end to all the questions about who his father really is...
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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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But are they "human'? That is the real question!


I don't understand.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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Actually, I hate to be "nit-picky", but...

Your title made a statement about DNA samples and all I saw were pictures.

Don't you think it would have been far more appropreate to have mentioned your post being about family photos.

Oh yes; I have never read where human DNA can be used to determine either sex, color of eyes, or race.

So far it is best used to determine relationships between available samples.

The only exceptions I have heard about is where they used specimens from a rented cars steering wheel a motel room to identify the 9/11 high jackers.

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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You must have missed the bottom link



The link was established through more than two years of research into Mrs. Obama’s roots, which included DNA tests of white and black relatives. Like many African-Americans, Mrs. Obama was aware that she had white ancestry, but knew little more.
www.nytimes.com...
Now, for the first time, the white forebears who have remained hidden in the first lady’s family tree can be identified. And her blood ties are not only to the dead. She has an entire constellation of white distant cousins who live in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Texas and beyond, who in turn are only now learning of their kinship to her.



posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Read the captions next to the pictures:



Dolphus Shields, left, was the great-great-grandfather of Michelle Obama. His mother, Melvinia, was a slave. Research and DNA testing indicate that his father was a white man named Charles Marion Shields. Melvinia and Dolphus were owned by Henry Wells Shields, who was Charles’s father. Dolphus is pictured here with his son Willie.


Great post, Storm. I loved the pictures.
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We are all related.

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posted on Jun, 18 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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My bad !!!

I must admit my not reading the article enough to catch the reference to the DNA samples being made available.

I stand corrected.

Oh. If we are all relate, you must be counting wwwwaaaayyyyy back. We traced our family back to the Norse in 615 AD. The family came here in 1653. This is why I don't identify myself as an immigrant. We were here before the US was established.
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