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  •  Everyone's ancestry is apparently "African" (4+ / 0-)

    beyond that, things are much more clouded.

    Here's a cut and paste job with more:

    Race doesn't matter.

    In fact, it doesn't even exist in humans.

    While that may sound like the idealistic decree of a minister or rabbi, it's actually the conclusion of an evolutionary and population biologist at Washington University.

    Alan R. Templeton, Ph.D., professor of biology in Arts and Sciences, has analyzed DNA from global human populations that reveal the patterns of human evolution over the past one million years. He shows that while there is plenty of genetic variation in humans, most of the variation is individual variation. While between-population variation exists, it is either too small, which is a quantitative variation, or it is not the right type of qualitative variation -- it does not mark historical sublineages of humanity.

    Using the latest molecular biology techniques, Templeton has analyzed millions of genetic sequences found in three distinct types of human DNA and concludes that, in the scientific sense, there is no such thing as race.

    more at this link

    I suspect that the birds you mention equally dispute amongst themselves that they are of different races.  At least the ones from the more progressive states . .. .

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