Tag: Ku Klux Klan

October 2017

Hate in the Blood: White Supremacists’ Use of DNA Ancestry Tests

While white supremacists seek confirmation of their personal racial inheritance, they are often confronted with what they regard as deeply discrediting information, such as mixed-race ancestry. This new type of genetic information creates what we call a genetic stigma—a significant gap between the person’s prior conception of themselves and the way others in the broader community perceive them.