This mantra — “White people are no more closely related to one another, genetically, than we are to black people” — is one of the most common urban legends of the 21st Century even though it’s obviously stupid. (It seems like I used to know where this myth originated, but I’ve forgotten.)If you have any sense of how genetics are related to genealogy, then it’s clearly not true on average.
Not "on average," Steverino - in every single case. I'd like to see someone point out a genuine example of a person of indigenous European ancestry ("White") who shares more genetic kinship with a sub-Saharan African than with another European.
Such a person DOES NOT EXIST. This is not "on average," Breezy, and if you and your HBD ilk cared as much about EGI as you do about "IQ" and "PISA scores," then you would know that.
As far as where it came from - it is a stupid misinterpretation of the work of the Jew Lewontin, perpetuated by morons and liars such as the retardate Tim Wise.
For godssakes, the Witherspoon et al. paper from the Jorde lab - showing that with enough markers people are always more related to those from their same group - was eight years ago. DNA testing companies can tell folks who they are more related to. Why do we take this nonsense seriously?
As the authors used more and more markers to compare the three major racial groups (Europeans, East Asians, and sub-Saharan Africans), the less stringent clustering measurements rapidly fell to a 0% overlap, as expected from previous studies. What about the more stringent measurement “w”, which looks at comparisons between individuals, and does not consider group data? It is useful at this point to quote the authors about this fundamentally important finding:
This implies that, when enough loci are considered, individuals from these population groups will always be genetically more similar to members of their own group.
With respect to the question of whether individual members of one group may be genetically more similar to members of another group, they write:
However, if genetic similarity is measured over many thousands of loci, the answer becomes ‘never’ when individuals are sampled from geographically separated populations.