Interesting thread, my sister is a huge geneology nut. I have my own opinions based on the science I have absorbed. A few comments: Your comment: I wonder if White people (or other races/ethnicities for that matter) who harbor animosity against other races/ethnicities/groups or don't think they should be mixed might soften their views if they found out that they themselves are "mixed." If you believe in science and genetic research and read about this topic you will quickly come to understand: 1) NO SUCH THING as "purity" of race - a total fiction. Geneticist's tell us current homo sapien sapiens are a complex mixing of EVOLUTIONARY SPECIES. You, I and everyone else are made of MIXED genes. Including 2 - 5% Neanderthal. White racists better think again, all "White Skinned" people have a % of "Black" genes. Then consider the three hundred of thousand years when people were moving and mixing. (Homo Sapiens Sapiens were recently defined as stretching back to 300,000 years ago). So genetically there is NO SUCH THING as a pure "White" person. or a pure ANYTHING person. One may also want to consider the subject of skin color and melenin. Now are there higher %'s of people that live under certain cultural umbrellas? Oh Yes! Eveywhere. I always get a kick out of the "White Jesus" paintings or statuary in many churches. Yeah, a Jew from Palestine in the year 33 BC was lilly white with blue eyes............. LMAO, I guess god could have made him that way but then, nary a mention of those baby blues in the King James.