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Re: CHAT: US ancestry [was Re: FWD [OT but interesting] Arctic

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Monday, August 19, 2002, 14:34
> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 23:46:25 -0400 > From: John Cowan <jcowan@...> > > There probably aren't enough people who list themselves as both > African-American and of Danish ancestry (say) to show up as even > a blip. Both are a matter of self-labeling.
Remember that the US Virgin Islands used to be Danish, and had a significant slave population. They were run as a colony by expat Danes for about seventy years after emancipation, as well. So there's bound to be a number of families with both African and Danish descent. Now, if you'd said Swedish there... Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)


John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>