Please take time today to read the source document linked at the end of this post.
Responsible genetic genealogists recognize incontrovertible evidence that 99.9% of human DNA is the same, therefore we can no longer hold to age-old prejudices rooted in hatred and bigotry.
We then are free to embrace each other in full fellowship and together appreciate the beauty of biological and cultural diversity.
Today on Facebook, noted genetic genealogist Debbie Cruwys Kennett shared the link to a five page statement, unanimously accepted by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Executive Committee, March 27, 2019 at the 88th Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.
Of particular note the statement includes the following text:
“Racist political doctrines should not receive support from scientific endeavors, but in practice racism has been co-constructed with inaccurate depictions of human variation provided by scientists. Over our history, the AAPA, and many of its members, have been complicit in producing and reifying racist ideologies via the misuse, falsification, or biased production of scientific information. We acknowledge this history and stress that we should not paper over it even as we seek to end these practices and prevent the reemergence of misconceptions about race in the future.”