> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk"
> > wrote:
> > [...]
> > > 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 guess there's an advantage to the one-drop rule...
> > >
> > Since ALL human beings share a common female ancestor, the one-
> > rule is kinda silly...
> The one-drop rule formed the law in many states in the U.S. for
> years. It served as the basis for all kinds of horrible
> and racism. Of course it's kind of silly.
> But in the U.S. it is embraced by the affirmative action racists as
> a legitimate manner in which to segregate people into separate
> rights categories.
Not really. As I said, there are rules about how close to full-
blooded you have to be to be counted as "native american" by the
federal government, and most tribes have similar rules, I'm told. You
can't walk in and say "i'm 1/64th Cherokee" and get special treatment.
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