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A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that white supremacists have been using genetic testing kits in an effort to prove that they have so-called “racial purity”, but they’re often disappointed to learn that they aren’t, in fact, fully white.

According to UCLA sociologists Aaron Panofsky and Joan Donovan, white supremacists on the online forum Stormfront have been testing themselves using tools such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe.

The Stormfront group was created in 1995 by Don Black, a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

The study noted that the forum’s senior moderator, John Law, defines being white as “non-Jewish people of wholly European descent.

No exceptions.” Members of the group often spend time debating what being white means.

That’s why many were on the defensive when they find that they weren’t 100 per cent European, or “white,” and disputed the findings. globalnews.ca