Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Just received my DNA report)

Most people may not even care about this, but in truth they would want to know. In a world where racial hatred is based on the purest of ethnicities, I wanted to find out for myself just what I am. My daughter had me submit a DNA sample to determine the origin of my ancestry. I have the report and I must say that I am quite surprised.  To let you know, I am 57.9 % Sub Saharan African, and 39.1 % European. As for East Asian and Native American I am only 1.9 %. That is followed up by .1% Middle Eastern and North African and 1.1% unassigned. This lets me know that I am mostly a mixture of Black and White. For those hate groups, I don’t know if they hate “all of me” or just the 57.9 %. When it comes to our DNA everyone’s is different. We all are a product of our ancestry, and until we are able to verify every last one of them we will never know just how “pure” we all are. You would need to know the entire ancestry of your mother and father, and their parents, and so on. That is why I don’t understand the idealism with the KKK and other hate groups. It is one thing to base your ideas on race. It is another thing to know for sure just what your race “is.” I love what I am, and if anyone still wants to “clarify” me then I only hope they “clarify themselves first.” Some White Supremacists will argue that “Genetically, the idea of White European as a single homogenous group does not hold up.” If that is the case, then there is “no way to determine the race of anyone,” and therefor your hatred of anyone  and everyone should be declared “invalid.” If these people started “rejecting” their own members based on their DNA findings they would discover that they would be “in a very small minority.” I do support finding out your DNA, because if everyone did it then we might just find out that we are pretty much “similar” based on the fact that we are all pretty much “different.” In other words, I don’t think too many people belong to just one particular ethnic group. In most cases you can’t make the determination by looks alone. I think getting a DNA test should cost you around 50 dollars or so, but you might be very interested in learning more about yourself and your ancestors. I am glad that I got mine and I just wanted to let you know. Thank you so much for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Brett Jolly with Lynda Carter (The “original” Wonder Woman) before a gig

Linda Carter and Brett Jolly