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Free Ancestry DNA kit for people of African descent →
African and African American populations are underrepresented in genetic research. For a limited time, 23andMe is offering a free kit to individuals with Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
The goal of this project is to improve 23andMe’s ancestry product through a better understanding of genetic diversity within Africa. We are specifically interested in reaching individuals from countries associated with the American slave trade in order to help African Americans trace their roots.
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For those of you who asked me about this a few days ago
You may have to ~embellish~ a few details about where your grandparents were born. But the end result is you’ll have some info about yourself.
9.20.2014 Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 1) (Pt 2)
Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace
"Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand."
"The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism."
“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.” - Anna Funder