White Supremacist Takes a Heritage Test

White Supremacist Craig Cobb takes an Ancestry by DNA Test and discovers he is 14% African.
Jared Rosenthal
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White supremacists haven’t changed much since the Nazis were in power. They make the same claims of racial purity and supremacy. But, as most everyone else seems to know, a few things have changed in the world around them since Hitler exploited a populist fantasy of bigotry and scapegoatism. Namely, we can give these would-be superiors DNA Ancestry Tests to see if their opportunistic propaganda is even based on science.

Is There a Scientific Basis to Race?

As reported by Pulitzer Prize winning science reporter Natalie Angier in the New York Times, “Race is a social concept, not a scientific one.” This quote does not come from just any old layperson. This comes from Dr. J. Craig Venter, who was in charge of the Celera Genomics Corporation. He went on to say, “We all evolved in the last 100,000 years from the same small number of tribes that migrated out of Africa and colonized the world.”

Suffice to say that Craig Cobb, a North Dakota white supremacist, doesn’t read the Tuesday Science section of the NY Times. Otherwise, he might not have agreed to have his DNA tested and the results revealed live on the Trisha Goddard Show.

Craig Cobb’s DNA Test Results

Craig Cobb was shocked when he heard, live on television, that the results of an Ancestry Test showed that 14 percent of his DNA is from Africa.

Pure-blood? Not so much. Hypocrisy? Yeah, that’s a little closer to the truth.

Anger and Denial

After receiving the results, Craig Cobb immediately denied the truth. He suggested that the DNA testing company only uses a small portion of the potential genetic markers that can determine ancestry. What he failed to understand is that race itself is determined on “0.01 percent” of our genes, according to Dr. Harold P. Freeman, formerly the President, CEO, and Director of Surgery at North General Hospital in New York City. Put differently, 9,999 out of every 10,000 genes are the same across what people generally consider to be different human races.

When denial was not enough, Cobb became angry and suggested that the test was a conspiracy. He claimed that there was a conspiracy amongst non-white races to change the demographics of the world.

Accepting the Reality, Sort of…

Craig Cobb decided that he would retake the test through other sources to determine if the resutls are accurate. While he has decided to accept the truth if additional testing provides the same results, he has stated that he will nonetheless increase his activism, this time as a “border patrol”. In other words, he “demoted” himself in a racially perverse manner, saying he will stand on guard to protect what he still considers to be the supreme pure-blood whites, even if he can’t count himself among them.

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Jared is the Founder of Health Street, the creator of the Who's Your Daddy DNA truck, and the host of VH1's Swab Stories.

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Jared is the Founder of Health Street, the creator of the Who's Your Daddy DNA truck, and the host of VH1's Swab Stories.

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