Years ago as an undergraduate student, I took a remarkable course from the legendary professor Paul Griffin. Professor Griffin’s “Ideas of Race” course opened with a three-part PBS documentary called Race: The Power of An Illusion. The documentary itself opened with a number of youths being asked what they thought their ethnic heritage was. This was followed by a DNA test that showed that almost without exception, they had notable markers from different, unexpected regions of the world.
As big of a surprise as this came to many of these students, none was as surprised as Craig Cobb, the Neo-Nazi white supremacist leader who has tried to orchestrate the take-over of the small town of Leith, North Dakota, right nearby Native American reservations. The Neo-Nazi, white supremacist enclave received a shock, however, when they were met with a large turn out of Native American and other anti-racist protestors, almost as soon as they moved in.
But now, Craig Cobb has received the shock of his life, after submitting to a DNA test as part of an ongoing Race in America series on the “Trisha Show,” hosted by Trisha Goddard.
Goddard delivered the surprising test results to the 62-year-old, for the filmed episode that will air this November 18th. Goddard, African descended herself, had to break the news to Cobb that a full 14% of his DNA turned out to be sub-Saharan African. This would be just barely higher than if one of his great-grandparents were sub-Saharan African (which thus may well be the case).
Cobb said this was merely “statistical noise.”
The daytime audience roaring in laughter at the racist as, Goddard said: “You have a little black in you.”
But Cobb insisted he knew better than science: “I’ll tell you this: Oil and water don’t mix.”
This comes as a devastating blow to someone who calls themselves the “border guard for the purebreds.” Watch the video of Cobb having the news broken to him.
(Article by Micah Naziri; image screen cap from the Trisha Show; video added after initial post)