A Book Review of An Obama-Inspired State of Mind by Donald Jonz

December 16th, 2015

This book is an imaginary dialogue between two Black intellectuals. In seven chapters, two men argue over issues of interest to African Americans. The topics are a series of dichotomies that the author (an attorney, judge, and law-school professor) selected in order to highlight opposing views within the A-A community. If you seek material to argue A-A issues, this is the book to buy. But if you are an individualist, the book will not interest you.

A Book Review of Finding Octave by Nick Douglas

December 7th, 2013

Finding Octave by Nick Douglas is a courageous and painstaking book that blends genealogy, historical analysis, and personal introspection into an important work. It will be useful to genealogists, fascinating to history buffs and, with any luck, informative to the great majority of Americans, Black and otherwise, who were never taught the history of “race” in the United States,

Mainstream Media uses “White” to Denote Whatever They Want

June 15th, 2013

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” — Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol

New Blog Launched on Armed Citizens and the Justice System

June 5th, 2012

Backintyme announces the launch of a new blog on the topic of Armed Citizens and the Justice System. Please visit it. Feel free to leave comments.

Recipe for Turning a Thug Into a Martyr: First Steal a Bag of Skittles

March 26th, 2012

The 911 calls began flooding in at 7:15 PM on 26 Feb 2012. A man was screaming, “Help! Help!” over and over. The screams were so bone-chilling that only two of the many callers looked outside to see the cause. The rest told the dispatchers that they were too frightened to look.

How Much of the European Contribution to the African-American Genome Comes From Females?

January 10th, 2012

Some African Americans have few European DNA markers and some have many; but overall, about 17 percent of the collective African-American gene pool comes from Europe. What fraction of that 17 percent comes from European females? Can DNA tell? The short answer is “no”.

Earliest Precursors of the One-Drop Rule (C15)

December 19th, 2011

Uncovers the earliest hints that Americans around the 1830?s Ohio River Valley were starting to adopt an ideological rather than a biological concept of “racial” classification. This session traces the first emergence of this myth. This is session C15 of a series of topics on the emergence and triumph of the one-drop rule in U.S. history, discussed in lectures on “The Study of Racialism.”

Three Generations of Autosomal Mapping — A Case Study

December 12th, 2011

An opportunity recently arose to collect autosomal admixture mapping data for three generations of one family, a family that has European, subsaharan African, and Asian admixture. The results are educational. They exemplify the heredity of ancestry-informative DNA markers. They show, on the one hand, that the transmission of ancestry-informative markers from one generation to the next is predictable. On the other hand, they also show that each transmission is random, so that predictions must rely on probabilities. Such blending of randomness with predictability is usually hard to explain. The following case history makes it clear.

Sarah Palin and Paul Revere

August 6th, 2011

The mainstream media (MSM) continue to ridicule and villify Sarah Palin for saying that Paul Revere also warned the British. Palin is factually accurate.

The Origins of the U.S. Color Line (Video)

December 15th, 2010

I just added four new animated cartoon lectures to my Youtube channel. They comprise a four-part series on the origin of the U.S. endogamous color line in the late 17-century Chesapeake.