December 18, 2018

It's Like a Southern Noir Novel

A young debutante makes a shocking discovery about her ancestry that threatens to cast her out of "society".

Social calamity will befall her if she cannot keep it secre...

Oh crap. She's on You Tube. 

Well that was a short book. But hey, no one got killed and she didn't have to spend anything on detective bills!

This is making the rounds and some people are being mean, because some people suck. I can certainly understand why it was a shock to her. 

Cheer up young lady. You've got a lot going for you.

You're an entrepreneur in the tradition of Madame C.J. Walker and, quite frankly are a shining testament to just what an awesome perk hybrid vigor is to our society. 

Congratulations Miss Hope, you're an American!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 01:08 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 At the end of the video there's a break and when she comes back she's spoken to her mom and mom basically said, Oh yes, didn't ever I tell you that?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Dec 18 21:52:51 2018 (PiXy!)

2 I kind of scrubbed through the video, skipping a few seconds, watching a few seconds, through most of it.  From her talking about matrilineal descent, it seems like this was a mitochondrial DNA test she took.
The woman knows her ancestry is partly black.  You would think given her relatively light skin color she would have already known, or at least suspected, she had some non-black ancestry.  (I noticed some people in the Youtube comments made the same point.)  Given that she should have known her ancestry wasn't 100% African, it seems silly she's so upset by the results--all that the test tells her is where her non-African ancestry came from on her family tree (and as Pixy points out, her family already knew.)
(I'm not calling her stupid or anything like that, just expressing a bit of surprise at her disappointment, although she's certainly entitled to it, since it clearly changed her view of herself.)

Posted by: Rick C at Wed Dec 19 12:24:20 2018 (Q/JG2)

3 Yes, it was a mitochondrial DNA test, and it sounds like she didn't fully understand what that meant.  If you watch the end of the video after she's talked to her mom, she's much more accepting and understanding of the result.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wed Dec 19 18:33:16 2018 (PiXy!)

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