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The Economics of Celebrating Diversity

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George Mentz By Monday, 08 April 2019 09:21 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

In recent years, we have read that America is becoming more diverse with various ethnicities.

After engaging my ancestry research over the last 15 years and utilizing the new online genealogy technology, I personally believe that the U.S. and many of the other 55 American countries are becoming more diverse every day because millions of people are getting new DNA reports from big companies such as 23 and Me and Ancestry.

My theory is that most people in the U.S. and the Americas are already very diverse. Most people in the United States are probably a mixture of various heritage including Hispanic, indigenous Native American, along with ancestry from the vast other migrations from the old world to the “New Land.”

For hundreds of years, the Americas have been heavily populated by: Spain, France, UK, German, Italian, Portugal, and many other EU countries. People who think they are merely European can easily have ancestors who are: Latin-Hispanic, Arab, Asian, North African, Russian, Scandinavian, and more while also being descended from many other ancient races and tribes.

As an example, I am Sicilian. Sicily is one of the most diverse islands in the world genetically. Sicily has been an island belonging to: Italians, Arabs, North Africans, Greeks, Phoenicians, Vikings, German Kingdoms, and more. Thus, if you are Sicilian, you would have a broad mix of DNA from various backgrounds where Sicily was a Hispanic island belonging to the Spanish or Iberian Crown for about 400 years.

While people think that European countries consist of less variations of DNA, European countries such as Spain, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom had been the subject to invasions and major migrations from almost all directions over the last few thousand years.

With 23andMe and Ancestry.com and all of the other tests available to determine your hereditary background, more and more people are newly discovering that they are from a diverse background of minorities such as: African, Hispanic, Latin, Asian, Native American or any other designated ethnic backgrounds.

With this new scientific information, people are enhancing their disclosures of ethnicity; thus, I declare the creation of a new diversity theory: rhe Chromosome Diversity Theory (CDT).

Accordingly, people can only tell the truth when they fill out the legal questionnaires and forms at: birth, at local schools, on college applications, or on job applications etc. Therefore, just because a person looks like they are descended from peoples of a certain country; they may be something completely different both legally and on paper. As they say, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Several of my friends have the option of listing their children as: Asian, Pacific Islander, Caucasian, and Hispanic. People now tell me that they might omit Asian from their child’s ethnicity as it has become a hindrance for college applications at some top North Eastern schools and West Coast schools. What is most interesting is that many people have discovered substantial Native American blood in their DNA tests and had no idea of their ancestry. Even I am part Native American probably from some of my ancestors who were settlers in Western Pennsylvania in the 1700s.

In the end, we would like to thank the “Scientific and Tech World” for making America much more diverse each and every day because of this simple testing process that is supported by real science.

With the ability of everyone to determine their true DNA ethnicity, many people I know who never thought they were diverse, have found large amounts of qualifying DNA to benefit their job applications and their children. Many government institutions, schools and hospitals may actually benefit with many residents or customers updating the ethnicity and diversity choices on their forms and applications.

Overall, the U.S. and its citizens have probably been a “majority-minority” and “minority diverse” for several hundred years or from the beginning. News media that are reporting that the U.S. will be majority minority in 2050 are overlooking the obvious fact that our populous has been diverse forever.

Further, I would like to thank the DNA tests for showing me that I am probably a mix of European with substantial Hispanic, Latin, & Sicilian along with Native American, West Asian, North African, Arab, Portuguese, and other DNA.

George Mentz JD MBA CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global education, which is an ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is an award winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world in education, charities, and crypto currency.

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Overall, the U.S. and its citizens have probably been a “majority-minority” and “minority diverse” for several hundred years or from the beginning
economics, dna, diversity, science
Monday, 08 April 2019 09:21 AM
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