If you thought you heard me crooning True Colors with Cyndi LAUPER backing me up, you did! My 23andMe Ancestry Composition updates have arrived and I do get a kick (more than expected) out of seeing the genetic makeup of… ME! My DNA composition does remind of a colorful rainbow!:)
In my admittedly elementary genetic conclusion, scientific DNA analysis COMPLETELY annihilates the baseline for how Race in America is defined!
Clearly the prerequisites defining the (1) Drop Rule no longer apply to most [if not all] of us! Did (1) Drop as a determination of ethnicity ever really apply? Heck no! But now there’s scientific validation to confirm what historians/genealogists have always known — America is more of a Melting Pot than it ever wanted to openly acknowledge.
So stay tuned! Along with the evolution of technology, DNA analysis is a 21st Century GAME CHANGER!
Who knows what’s in store?!:)
The default Standard Estimate corresponds to 75% confidence. You have the option to make the estimate more strict (the Conservative Estimate is at 90% confidence) or more lenient (the Speculative Estimate is at 50% confidence).
The above graph Speculative estimate and below data Standard estimate:
84.6% Sub-Saharan African
63.3% West African
0.7% Central & South African
20.5% Nonspecific Sub-Saharan African
2.9% Northern European
<0.1% Southern European
7.4% Nonspecific European
1.2% East Asian & Native American
0.8% Southeast Asian
0.3% Native American
0.1% Nonspecific East Asian & North American
100% luckie daniels
You can read more about how the confidence threshold works in the “Aggregation & Reporting” section of the Ancestry Composition Guide.