New Member Introductions Dec 18, 2014 21:55:56 GMT -5
Post by anansi on Dec 18, 2014 21:55:56 GMT -5
I'm elated that i found this forum. As an avid genealogist and family historian, i have like many others incorporated genetic genealogy along with conventional methods in order to advance my research endeavors. However, it's only recently that i've begun to delve into the deeper aspects of this methodology (genetic genealogy). So, after having received my haplogroup assignment (E-M2/E1b1a), I earnestly sought to learn as much as I could. Unsurprisingly, though, I found myself recycled back into old line prejudicial/racist paradigm: Though haplogroups E1b1a and E1b1b stem from the same basal branch E1b1, all of the sudden the former is "African" and the latter is magically transformed into "Middle Eastern" or "Near Eastern" (code words for non-African or "Hamito-Semitic" - that is "dark Caucasians"). You already know where this is going hence i need not go there...and the posts i've read in forums of a very WELL KNOWN genetic genealogy testing company were nothing short of subtle arrogance fluffed with an inflated sense of superiority with reference to said groups. And the so-called scientific literature falls in hook, line, and sinker. Subsequently, here i am, a medium where which i anticipate to learn, to exchange, and to contribute without the unnecessary noise. Thank you for being present.
Greetings Haploeshu great to have you aboard your understanding and interest in Genetics would be greatly appreciated here I am certain you and Xyyman would make a great team..welome and pull up chair.