So you guys have been following me on this journey of discovery. Well, the results are finally in. I’m so excited! When I got the email notification that my results were ready I was too nervous to look. I had to legit work myself up for about 10 or 15 minutes before I could check. I can’t front. I did this with 2 of my friends at the same time and they got their results back before me so I was a little crestfallen about it. Well, now it’s my turn to learn my history and trace my roots.
So, all I know of my history is that my ancestors came over to America via the Transatlantic slave trade. And well, that’s about it. I didn’t know from what other country they came from or anything. I just knew of the American culture and it bothered me for the longest. I have friends from the islands and Africa that are in touch with their history and culture and here I am not knowing about anything but a history of cultural theft and racism. I would say apple pie but that’s Dutch, or hot dogs but that’s Italian. So yeah, the American culture is just racism and theft. Check your history if you don’t believe me.
Anyway, my results are in and I’m so happy! After working up the nerve to actually look at them I was pretty shocked and happy at the same time. I mean I knew I wouldn’t be 100% African or 100% anything for that matter, due to ya know once again, slavery. Here’s what I found out about myself;
So as you can see I’m 91% African, 7% European, 1% Native American and a smidgen or less than 1% Pacific Islander. That’s not a bad little mix there. I’m most interested in learning about the Cameroon/Congo culture since that is the biggest percentage at 27% then move down the list. I’m so happy that I did this and now I’m off to discover some cousins and culture that I never knew about. I encourage you to do the same and get your DNA tested as well.