Amber Randall, Daily Caller, February 26, 2017
A Huffington Post contributor claimed to feel “shame” and “disorientation” after learning that she has European in her heritage.
Christine Michael Carter, a black contributor, decided to go through an ancestry report as part of Black History Month.
According to the data from 23andMe, Carter is 67.2% Sub-Saharan African, 31.5 % European (white), 0.6% East Asian/ Native American and 0.6% unassigned.
“Huh? Of all the emotions which materialized from the results, the two strongest were disorient and shame,” Carter wrote of her realization that she was almost one third white.
“…But as someone who has become a Black millennial marketing expert… this s*** matters. It’s as if I’ve obscured the one thing which has guided me since I was nine years old… my heritage,” Carter went on. “As inappropriate (but honest) as it sounds, I’d discovered I had the so-called “superior” race running through my veins, and never before had I felt so inferior.”
“While I’m no Rachel Dolezal, I must accept the fact I do have White ancestors. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but quite honestly, the road to acceptance will not be an easy one for me to travel,” she wrote.