Sure, Blame the Test

White nationalists have turned to genetic ancestry tests to attest to their racial backgrounds, but Stat News reports that some test-takers receive surprising results. For instance, it notes that white supremacist Craig Cobb learned on daytime television a few years ago that his ancestry was estimated to be 86 percent European and 14 percent sub-Saharan African, to the laughter of the studio audience.

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