The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Retirement Discussions / Retire Early CampFIRE

URL:  http://boards.fool.com/quotmost-african-americans-are-descendants-of-16976532.aspx

Subject:  Re: Factor an additional 5% to RE - Reparations Date:  3/29/2002  4:36 PM
Author:  ariechert Number:  64384 of 757323

"Most African-Americans are descendants of slaves and never would have existed without slavery."

Most African Americans are not 100% African. The average African American is 16% caucasian. And, I read that there are a large number of "white" Americans (11%) that have African DNA due to "passing" where very light mulatto's passed for white and left their "black" ancestry behind. So, in order to get these "reparations" would we have to DNA test the whole population of the United States to figure out what percentage each person is entitled to? Or are we going to just go on "looks" or another words more racism? And by the way, I read that during the Roman occupation of Britain, they used a lot of African slaves in Britain, and when the Romans left they left their slaves behind; and thus there are a large number of "English" people who have African ancestry, and thus you see kinky hair popping up every now and again. - Art


Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us