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Originally posted by mainidh
I am at a loss.
Why does this matter?
Seriously... I don't get it. Umm???
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.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
We are all related.edit on 123030p://bMonday2012 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)
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.
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.
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.