Black HuffPo Contributor Finds Out She’s Actually Pretty White, Feels Instant ‘Shame’

Amber Randall, Daily Caller, February 26, 2017

Christine M. Carter

Christine M. Carter

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.

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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.

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“…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.”

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“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.

 

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