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Unexpected Ancestry at the Crossroads of Identity and Genetics

The Cherokee Paradox

For much of human history the community tradition as related from elders to a new generation was the gospel as to one’s personal as well as group identity, with little other sources of information available to contradict it. Today, new developments in the science of human genetics have led toRead More

The Goins Book (2015)

Backintyme Promo Show on Blog Talk Radio! Discussing the soon to be released (2015) Goins Book by Backintyme Publishing. Authors included and descriptions of their chapters. Author’s include; Cyndie Goins Hoelescher descendant of the Moore Co., Pocket Creek Goins families (Lumbee) (Chapter Canceled), Steven “Pony” Hill descendant of The SumterRead More

The Rise & Triumph of The U.S. Color Line

Brief History of Census “Race”

Presents three topics: How the census has classified people, why they demand your “race,” and what is the penalty for refusing. Session E4 of a series on contemporary “racial” issues discussed in lectures on “The Study of Racialism.” For details including all sources, visit http://essays.backintyme.biz/item/57 .

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The Perception of “Race” Traits

Three topics: (1) Why “race” is seen differently in different countries. (2) How U.S. children learn to see “race.” (3) The human instinct to see “otherness.” For details, including all sources, visit http://backintyme.com/essays/item/6 .

The Rise & Triumph of The U.S. Color Line

After The Invention 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 Rise & Triumph of The U.S. Color Line

Why? What Did The Color Line Accomplish?

Part four 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, resulting from an intermarriage barrier imposed in 1691. This session explains why it happened. For details, including all sources, visit http://backintyme.com/essays/item/22 .

Before the Invention of the U.S. Color Line

Part one of a four-part series. The United States is unique in preserving a genetic enclave of mostly African ancestry. The enclave results from an intermarriage barrier that has lasted for over four centuries. Before the invention of the color line in the Chesapeake colonies, intermarriage was common and theRead More

The History of “Race” in Science

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

The U.S. Afro-Euro Admixture

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 .  

How U.S. Courts Determine Your “Race”

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 .

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