Wednesday, October 08, 2008


but you may not be the first person of African-American descent to be President. Thomas Jefferson may have been the first. Or the third President of the United States may have been Jewish.

The story behind the assertion that Sen. Obama may not be, in technical terms,America's first Black president concerns the rare chromosome type that Thomas Jefferson carried. The K2 chromosome, renamed "T" is found on the African continent among people from the Middle East and East Africa. Specifically, the haplogroup for this Y chromosome is found most prominently in Oman, Somalia, and Iraq. The European strain of T haplogroup may have come from Shephardic Jews. This is perhaps why Jefferson may have been the first Jewish president. The third consideration is that there is paleoanthropological evidence that back and forth migration occurred between Africa and Eurasia millions of years ago at the Horn of Africa or/and at what is the Levantine corridor of Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.

One can say, guardedly,sorry Senator Obama. You may have or not broken the glass ceiling for African-Americans considering that Thomas Jefferson may be of Jewish origins, or Black like you.

UPDATE: However, when one discusses race in the American elections, a discerning voter can see that Obama is not white trash like the followers of Palin and McCain. The rude actions, where Palin supporters call Obama 'a commie faggot' at GOP presidential rallies, is fascist hick behaviour. Thomas Jefferson said it best, "Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both."

1 comment:

Anne Shaw said...

I rarely comment on my own blog but this is a truth in journalism statement. My maternal ancestors were in haplogroup B who migrated from North Africa which is Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan (like Obama's Luo tribe ancestors),Tunisia, and Western Sahara millions of years ago. They traipsed through Siberia, and trundled across Asia to North America where they became Native Americans and First People Canadians.