…and the “baddest genealogy story I’ve ever heard….”
This one cracked me up. I haven’t been paying as much attention to Henry Louis Gates as I might’ve before. But he’s kind of reminding me a bit of Michael Steel with his colloquialisms.
“No matter what laws of segregation, the one thing that DNA shows is that when lights came down, we were all getting down,” Gates said. “We are all mulattos.”
I laughed my mulatto ass off to that one. Yeah, “We’re all mixed.” I’ve heard that a few times. Too bad the mulatto cop that arrested him couldn’t recognize his mulatto brother last year, or vice versa. I know he was trying to be humorous. I appreciate that. I giggled. It’s true, too (that no blood is pure). But it still kind of irked me – just a little bit.