2008-04-05 links

Ancient DNA: Svante Pääbo interview

Admixture: Another ancestry analysis article. Paper published back in September 2007 in PLoS Genetics. Doesn't seem particularly groundbreaking, though I haven't looked at it in detail yet.

Hibernia Girl: Irish IQ

Paleo-Future: Negro President by Year 2000 (1965)
Leftwing political realists in both major political parties are looking eagerly beyond the era of appointment of Negroes to high federal office to the time when there will be a Negro president of the United States, a Negro on the Supreme Court, one or more in the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., cited the trend after his brother was elected president. In an address aimed at the emerging African nations, Kennedy said; "And now we have an Irish Catholic as president of the United States. The same kind of progress can be made by U.S. Negroes."

Kennedy related the political rise of Irish American Roman Catholics in the United States to the possibilities open to American Negroes, Sen. Jacob Javits, R-N.Y., was encouraged by the 1957 (Eisenhower administration) civil rights legislation to predict that there would be a Negro cabinet member, a Negro president or a Negro vice president by the year 2000.

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