Is This Ancestry Ad Racist???

Is this Ancestry ad racist? 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.”

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 Many found the ad to be offensive. Critics noticed that it makes light of the brutal history of slavery in the U.S.

  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.

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