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From: Tom Gull <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] re How many races
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:24:11 -0400
References: <mailman.3908.1268799477.12642.genealogy-dna@rootsweb.com>,<20100317021248.BXA6N.103172.imail@fed1rmwml33>
In-Reply-To: <20100317021248.BXA6N.103172.imail@fed1rmwml33>


Again, there can be significant financial and legal benefits to being denoted a member of a protected minority, and some of these designations would be aimed at creating such a group or maintaining it as a quasi-political entity. The enlargement to include categories of ancestry from specific countries may also be a result of people from those countries giving that more importance than some vague notion of which "race" they belong to...




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