The NY Times posted an article entitled "In DNA Era, New Worries About Prejudice" in which we find this little tidbit:
Race, many sociologists and anthropologists have argued for decades, is a social invention historically used to justify prejudice and persecution. But when Samuel M. Richards gave his students at Pennsylvania State University genetic ancestry tests to establish the imprecision of socially constructed racial categories, he found the exercise reinforced them instead.
I've been telling people this stuff for years now but most people, most of whom are black, insist on keeping their heads in the sand on the subject.
What is unfortunate is that the author didn't see fit to discuss this subject with black bloggers who have written on the subject while quoting numerous white people on the subject. So while the article appears to wish to challenge the use or abuse of DNA as it involves race, the Times ends up re-enforcing the same junk by finding only white folk to comment "intelligently" on the subject and no, Henry Louis Gates, a writer, does not count regardless of his Academic standing because no, he's not a scientist.
Same ol', same ol'.