#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, November 12th, 2013 17:45
#2 By: Uber Alice, November 12th, 2013 18:09
oh what sweet, ironic karma.
I live about 5 miles from Dave Chappelle and I'm pretty sure I can hear him cackling.
#3 By: Cary, November 12th, 2013 18:19
I have seen quite a few "Skinhead discovers that they are Jewish" stories over the years -- usually some Eastern European whose parents/grandparents hid their background due to WWII -- that usually have a happy ending. I think that Cobb is going to live a life of self-loathing and denial... (de Nile -- something else from Africa)
#4 By: Joseph Baum, November 12th, 2013 18:26
Karma... it is so sweet. Twenty bucks says this guy either commits suicide out of self loathing, or his former pack turns on him. All he had in his life was a thin facade of assumed tribal identity wrapped around a core of hate and loathing of anything out of his tribal identity. And now the facade has been turned into a mirror, facing inwards. Have fun!
#5 By: incarnedine_v, November 12th, 2013 18:29
so... did he also divorce his wife?
#6 By: Jeff Atwood, November 12th, 2013 18:32
Turns out we're all mud people! Who knew?
#7 By: Daemonworks, November 12th, 2013 18:36
Everyone's african if you go back far enough.
#8 By: Immutable Michael, November 12th, 2013 18:40
I have seen the enemy and he is .... uhhh... never mind.
#9 By: Steve B, November 12th, 2013 18:41
I believe this is quite common, white people being a bit black. If you take any white guy off the street here in the USA or Norway or anywhere, he'll be 10-20% black, maybe more. The root reason is that the racial divisions have only the most tenuous connection to reality. Not that I'd expect this ignorant clown to know any of that.
#10 By: Cary, November 12th, 2013 18:52
I guess the good news is that Bobby Harper wont be the only black man in Leith, ND anymore...
#11 By: Edwin Gore, November 12th, 2013 18:55
Maybe it's Afrikaner...that's sub-sarahan, right?! (He no doubt thought desperately)
#12 By: mkirkland, November 12th, 2013 19:29
I'm not sure that giving this ass-clown the attention he wants is the best strategy.
#13 By: Kevin Thoman, November 12th, 2013 20:02
Something about a pot calling a cracker black...
#14 By: daneel, November 12th, 2013 20:07
I'm a pure Pangaean.
#15 By: Clifton, November 12th, 2013 20:12
How does one end up exactly 14% black? Because if either exactly 7/50 or exactly 1/7 of his genetic ancestors were black, then he's got much bigger genetic peculiarities than mere African genes.
(Yes, yes, I know, 9/64 is 0.140625, but rounding to 14% sure jumped out at me as peculiar.)
#16 By: Cary, November 12th, 2013 20:21
He is most likely 1/8 African (12.5%) - perhaps mom and dad were both 1/16...
#17 By: newliminted, November 12th, 2013 20:22
It's a homeopathic thing, you wouldn't understand.
#18 By: Adam Knapp, November 12th, 2013 20:38
I think that a large part of the answer is that 14% isn't an exact figure. The genes that they are identifying as sub-Saharan African are, at most, strongly correlated to recent ancestors being from sub-Saharan Africa. There should be some error bars.
Edit: Just watched the video and I wanted to mention: He thinks the error bars are 14%. I was thinking something closer to 2%.
Another Edit: Also, you get half of your genes from each of your parents but you don't get a quarter from each of your grandparents (except on average). There is always a small probability of getting extreme situations where most of your paternal (or maternal) genes came from a single grandparent.
#19 By: Jim Saul, November 12th, 2013 21:49
Just wait until he tries to deny it by showing around his family tree, and someone points out that the discrepancy just means one of his great grandfathers... wasn't.
Probably the one who was always out of town on Klan business.
#20 By: Cary, November 12th, 2013 21:52
Does that mean that he once had a black guy inside of him and now his genes have retained a "memory" of that incursion?
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