Genetics: White Americans are VERY white

This coverage is better than mine. *bows*

Occam's Razor

A recent genetics ancestry survey by 23andme found that White Americans (European Americans) on average are: “98.6 percent European, 0.19 percent African and 0.18 percent Native American.”  Wow, that’s pretty white.  I’ll come back to that in a minute.

The survey also found that Latinos are “18 percent Native American, 65.1 percent European and 6.2 percent African.”  There might be a little self-selection here, resulting from testing more upper-class Hispanics, who tend to be more white. For instance, Rubén Lisker found the average admixture of a lower-income mestizos in Mexico City to be: 59% Amerindian,
34% European,  and 6% black.

Back to European Americans and their utter whiteness. The 98.6% figure, mind you, is an average. According to other studies, more than 95% of White Americans have no African or Amerindian ancestry and the 5% who do seem to have very little, so it is probably this 5% of White Americans who might be adding the 1.4% admixture into the…

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3 responses to “Genetics: White Americans are VERY white

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  3. The issue that you neglect to consider, of course, is that diversity is MORE than just race, it is also ethnic stock. The English only married the English, the French only married the French, etc. In the United States, these ethnic groups intermarried and intermingled on a level never seen before. They looked at themselves as ethnic group first, white second. This emphasis on white race vs. non-white races came as a result of the Age of Imperialism, as European nations conquered non-white lands for resources, and justified it in part through “scientific progress”.

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