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Old 03-05-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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Something around 51/49 split I believe. Most Africans results I've seen have around 98-99% Sub Saharan African DNA with a 1-2% European DNA.
I've seen loads of results from African Americans from 23andMe, testing over 90% is an exception. Most on average test between 80-85% SSA, 20-25% European and East Asian/Native American tends to be under 1% to 2%.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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I've seen loads of results from African Americans from 23andMe, testing over 90% is an exception. Most on average test between 80-85% SSA, 20-25% European and East Asian/Native American tends to be under 1% to 2%.

I think the poster to whom you responded meant modern Africans, not African Americans.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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Cool results. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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I think the poster to whom you responded meant modern Africans, not African Americans.
Thanks. Misunderstood.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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One of those rare afram 23andme results!

Always wondered what was my exact ancestry. I look black with noticeable European ancestry. Finally got the results and it matches up with what I thought.





People be acting so brand new about mixed ancestry. USA has always had lots of race mixing. African Americans are a mostly mixed race ethnic grouping of people. Your DNA genetic test results are NOT RARE at all. This is common in the USA. And again, this is not rare at all among traditional African American ethnic populations.

Also keep in mind that race personal identities are socially constructed, not scientific or biological.

You very well could choose to identify as WHITE if you wanted too. Most people that identify as white are mixed in varying degrees with other races, and most people that identify as black are mixed with other races in varying degrees.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Actually, there are studies that show that a typical African American genetic make up is 70-80% African.

For that reason I wouldn't say Seethurya is a typical African American genetic make up, although s/he is a typical mulatto make up. The average African American is much more African and significantly less European than that.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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Very interesting results, i've seen a good fair share of aframs with a lot of substatial european admixture on 23andme.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Actually, there are studies that show that a typical African American genetic make up is 70-80% African.

For that reason I wouldn't say Seethurya is a typical African American genetic make up, although s/he is a typical mulatto make up. The average African American is much more African and significantly less European than that.
Louisiana creoles are a subgroup of aframs, they are very much mixed with european,.. but then again there are still some gullahs left whom are over 90% african on average. I wouldn't doubt it too much though.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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Louisiana creoles are a subgroup of aframs, they are very much mixed with european,.. but then again there are still some gullahs left whom are over 90% african on average. I wouldn't doubt it too much though.
I know that, but the average African American is overwhelmingly African. This is why most African Americans can be considered to be 'real' blacks, but I wouldn't consider certain African American groups, such as Louisiana Creoles, as 'real' blacks. They are too mixed to just be black and for this reason I see them as a mixed race people. Louisiana Creoles don't consider themselves black (in a racial way, but they also differentiate themselves culturally.)

I know there are many mixed race people that like identifying as black and I think if they choose that then it should be fine (at the end of the day, they are part black), but many mixed race people want to identify with something that acknowledges everything that they are, in a way they want to be true to themselves. If this type of person is conspicuously mixed and they want to identify as mixed, that should be fine too. Its not as if they are lying or that people get angry at them for stating a truth. Imagine that! LOL
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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Louisiana creoles are a subgroup of aframs, they are very much mixed with european,.. but then again there are still some gullahs left whom are over 90% african on average. I wouldn't doubt it too much though.
Creole is not race or a sub-group of any group, it's a culture. Creole people can be any color, White, Black, mixed or mixed with White/Black/Native American. Creole's (true Creoles) descend from the early French or Spanish settlers of Louisiana. Creoles were French or Spanish people born into the colony. Those people today that stem from this lineage of these early peoples are called "Creoles" and/or "Creoles of Color." Many later immigrants intermarried with "Creoles" and other African American's from different parts of the US also intermarried with Creoles.

Are we to say, White's that come from Creole ancestry is a "sub-group" of Whites?
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