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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: [DNA] OT - politics
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:31:50 -0400
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Tom Gull
> Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 10:24 AM
> To: genealogy dna
> Subject: Re: [DNA] re How many races
> 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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