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Interviewee: Scott Sewell, North Florida Indians Airtime: Saturday December 27th 3:00-5:00pm CST Introduction: Author, researcher, historian, Tribal Member. Scott Sewell. Scott is currently concluding his MBA and will be moving home to N Florida, where he will continue his studies at the Doctorate level. Christopher Scott Sewell wasRead More
The Rise & Triumph of The U.S. Color Line
Part three of a four-part series on the origins of the U.S. color line. The United States is unique in preserving a genetic enclave of mostly African ancestry. The enclave results from an intermarriage barrier imposed in 1691, which is still in place due to social pressure. This session coversRead More
The History of “Race” in Science. Inspired by Linnean biological categories, philosophers and scientists tried for two centuries to classify humans into biological groups. Some proposed as few as three “races”; others saw hundreds. All such schemes failed when subjected to tests of consistency and replicability. DNA reveals that weRead More
About one-third of White Americans have some detectable subsaharan DNA markers from slave ancestors who passed through the color line. Virtually all Black Americans have some Euro DNA markers. For details, including all sources, visit http://backintyme.com/essays/item/5 .
Over the past four centuries, three hundred appealed court cases have determined disputed “racial” classification of American individuals. Why were they necessary? What yardstick did they use? How is this decided today? For details, including all sources, visit http://backintyme.com/essays/item/14 . Also of interest is http://backintyme.com/essays/item/34 .
The one-drop rule is a U.S. folkloric tradition that someone of European appearance who rejects an African-American self-identity is “really Black,” like it or not, due to having “one drop” of known African ancestry, no matter how ancient. For a text version of this topic, visit http://backintyme.com/essays/item/422 . For theRead More