Last night on PBS here in the Bay Area, they repeated an episode of
Nature called "Journey of Man". It's about the latest theory of the
origins of modern humans that journeyed out of Africa and went on to
migrate to Eurasia, Austrialia, and the Americas. Through DNA analysis,
they argue that all modern peoples migrated out of East Africa about
50,000 years ago, making it to the Americas about 15,000 years ago. It's
a very interesting finding.
Anyways, at the end of the show, the scientist was making a point about
how we are all related in some ways, and how race as we usually define is
pretty meaningless. At the end they had a number of people talking to the
camera and describing their ethnic background, sort of like:
"I'm American Indian, English, and French"
"I'm African, Irish, and native Cuban"
"I'm Chinese on my dad's side, and Italian-Greek on my mom's"
"I'm half Welsh and Egyptian."
Then the last person was this very beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eye young
woman who said in her Eastern European accent, "I'm Slovakian. That's it."
with a smile.
I had to cheer! "yay!! Dobre! Dobre! :)
Pure bloods are fine, but thank goodness for hybrid vigour. We're all
family in the end.
Slovak-Irish, with a hint of Italian.