Black History Culture : DNA testing is shedding light on centuries of African American historical trauma

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    DNA testing is shedding light on centuries of African American historical trauma


    For many African Americans, consumer genetic ancestry is much more than a gimmick that allows people to find out a little more about their heritage. It’s a way of reclaiming some of the family history that was taken from them during the slave trade.

    Alondra Nelson, dean of social science at Columbia University, explored the cultural and political meaning of DNA testing in her latest book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, published earlier this year ...



    http://qz.com/648482/dna-testing-is...an-american-historical-trauma/?utm_source=YPL

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    Nelson found she's related to the Bamileke people of Cameroon. (Creative Commons/ Christian Tido)


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