> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@>
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, MDixon6569@ wrote:
> > > Better yet, some kid who's parents are in the Ku Klux Klan,
> > off his
> > > DNA sample and it shows a much more prominent African link
> > two or three
> > > generations back!
> > Apparently, there's a DNA company out there that's using DNA
> > for the same reason...BUT for a different purpose: locate an
> > American ancestor so that you can take advantage of affirmative-
> > action!
> I heard of an upper middle class family that is using the father's
very, very distant
> American Indian heritage so his son can have an advantage in
college admissions in a few
> years, as well as maybe qualify for money. They could care less
absout being Indian, they
> just want the benefits.
This sounds strange since there are strict guidelines for how close a
relationship you have to have to be considered "Native American" by
the US government...
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