Memo To White Nationalists From A Geneticist: Why White Purity Is A Terrible Idea
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I'm an adjunct professor of medical education at Albany Medical College where I teach “Genethics” online, a genetic counselor at CareNet Medical Group, and enjoy public speaking.

                       

Memo To White Nationalists From A Geneticist: Why White Purity Is A Terrible Idea

On August 14th, UCLA researchers Aaron Panofsky and Joan Donovan presented findings of their study,  “When Genetics Challenges a Racist’s Identity: Genetic Ancestry Testing among White Nationalists,” at a sociology conference in Montreal. They’d analyzed 3,070 comments organized into 70 threads publicly posted to the (sometimes difficult to access) “social movement online community”  Stormfront. Former KKK Grand Wizard Don Black launched Stormfront on March 27, 1995. Posts exceed 12 million, ramping up since the 2016 election season. Panofsky and Donovan’s report...

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