Any lawyer or successful bureacrat will tell you to never ask a question you don’t already know the answer to. Some folks aren’t that smart:
It was a strange moment of triumph against racism: The gun-slinging white supremacist Craig Cobb, dressed up for daytime TV in a dark suit and red tie, hearing that his DNA testing revealed his ancestry to be only “86% European, and … 14% Sub-Saharan African.”
The studio audience whooped and laughed and cheered. And Cobb — who was, in 2013, charged with terrorizing people while trying to create an all-white enclave in North Dakota — reacted like a sore loser in the schoolyard.
“Wait a minute, wait a minute, hold on, just wait a minute,” he said, trying to put on an all-knowing smile. “This is called statistical noise.”
Does this make Cobb–to use a white nationalist phrase–a “self-hating race traitor?”
I’m reminded of Holmes in “A Scandal in Bohemia” saying “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.”
Tip from Tom Knighton at PJ Media, by way of Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit.
*the Yogi never disappoints.
Update: This cuts both ways.
I found out I was White. Not just 13% White, my husband’s percentage when he too completed the ancestry composition report. Not just 25% White, since the average amount of DNA in an African American’s genome traced back to West Africa is about 75%. I was damn near 1/3 White. That’s significant.
Of course, this nice lady
fellow**can always fall back on the “one drop” principle, that standard promoted by 19th century white slavers and 21st century African Americans.
Tip straight from the Instapundit himself.
**Speed reading is one of my more egregious faults.