Is this Ancestry ad racist?
ooooh my god LMAOOO who approved this ancestry commercial??? pic.twitter.com/Isy0k4HTMA
— manny (@mannyfidel) April 18, 2019
Ancestry.com said it’s in the process of pulling the ad from television…
“Ancestry is committed to telling important stories from history. This ad was intended to represent one of those stories. We very much appreciate the feedback we have received and apologize for any offense that the ad may have caused.”
The New York Times reported that a study on African American genomic diversity found genetic evidence to support the historical record that “white slave owners routinely fathered children with women held as slaves.”
Even the famous Thomas Jefferson fathered six children with Sally Hemings, who is often referred to as his “mistress” even though he owned her as a slave.