Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices. You can also follow Noah on twitter.

Following the publication, and subsequent TV adaptation of Roots in the 1970’s, fascination among African-Americans in their origins took off, but at that time much of the research was confined to the traditional means of searching through libraries and archives.  However, in recent years companies like and 23andMe have begun offering DNA analyses “direct to consumers” and as a result interests in their own genetic codes and what it says about their history has only skyrocketed among African-Americans.  In her new book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome Alondra Nelson delves into the billion-dollar industry of tracing genealogy and discusses its ability to shed light on social issues surrounding race. Alondra is the dean of social science at Columbia University and author of the award-winning book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination.  

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