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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Shaka Oprah

From the 'Who Gives A Shit' files, Via BBC:
US chat show host could be a Zulu:

DNA experts have questioned Oprah Winfrey's belief that she is a member of South Africa's Zulu nation.

The African-American chat-show host announced during a recent visit to South Africa that she had had a DNA test that had shown her to be a Zulu.

She also told South Africans she felt 'at home' in the country.

'I went in search of my roots and had my DNA tested, and I am a Zulu,' Ms Winfrey said at a seminar in Johannesburg last week.
Hmm. I always thought she was American(?).
So "she felt 'at home' in the country"? Bummer she didn't stay there.

Me? Glad you asked. I'm American-Mutt.
Sure, years ago some people floated over here on a boat, and I am descended from them. But genes have become so intermingled since then, no telling what percentage of what 'root' I am. And you know what? Is doesn't make shit bit of difference. I was born and raised in the United States, and knowing who in my family tree pollinated whom doesn't make any difference to me. This isn't a caste society inasmuch as some people would like to perpetuate that attitude sometimes.

Now who the people are and what they did with their lives is where my pride comes from.
That's heritage and ancestry to me.

3 comments:

As always... Rachael said...

I'm an american mutt (only tout the Irish part of my mutt to explain the intense desire to party)

shoes said...

i thought she was part gorilla

curmudgeon said...

Yeah I guess I do too. but then everyone's Irish sort of comes out on St. Paddy's day, and they turn a little mexican on Cinco de Mayo.