Faulty perceptions of belonging

Just now I saw an interesting ad for 23andMe where they challenged people’s perceptions of who they thought they where and how they viewed people from other cultures by giving them their report of how many cultures where running through their bloodstream in their own dna.

I did my test a while ago and although I do not think I was ever very prejudiced against foreigners it did surprised me how far and wide my ancestry spread across mainly Europe but also Africa. I mean... I am even almost 2% British (and even then I am denied a vote on the referendum!)

I do wish all those wanting to leave the EU that view all other Europeans as somehow... Different and not really belonging here in the UK could all be given this test. Maybe if would have challenged their perceptions and prejudice.

We are all the same human family.... The only thing keeping us separate is fear and ignorance.

Bioinformatician, technophile, strong political views… sometimes harshly expressed

Bioinformatician, technophile, strong political views… sometimes harshly expressed