There’s a video doing the rounds online…one that looks set to go viral if those YouTube views are to be believed. I’m posting about it because it follows on quite nicely from my previous post about what constitutes racial identity. It also made me chuckle.
I’ve shared my thought about my own DNA tests and the surprises they had in store for me (http://genealogyadventures.net/tag/dna/). I wouldn’t say I was shocked as that would imply that I thought one cultural group is better than another, which I don’t. My parents and wider family can take the kudos for my inclusive view of people. People are people – that’s how I was raised and I’m mighty thankful for it. I was surprised in the way a person is who just didn’t expect to receive some really interesting information.
I kind of feel for Cobb, I honestly do. Talk about the universe taking a hammer to a person’s world view – and in such a vivid and public manner. True, he did put himself up for it…but still! In the video below, he was only ever going to respond in one way for the cameras. Something tells me Cobb and Tricia had a different calibre of conversation off camera. I wonder what his thoughts on race are now that he’s had an opportunity to really digest his DNA discoveries.
I’m coming round to the idea of DNA testing babies at birth and having that information readily available to them. Is it a way to bring human beings together and eradicate prejudices? What are your thoughts?
Comments about racial superiority, ‘purity’ or rude comments about Mr Cobb won’t be published. Neither is helpful or warranted.
For those of you not familiar with Craig Cobb, Wikipedia is as good a source as any: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Cobb