| GG wrote:|
Her mother helped carry on the hatred... So sad.
her mom is a stinking bitch. she never told her who her real BLACK father was. Had her thinking some cracker was her pappy all her life
All my life I had never been 100 per cent sure if the man I called Dad was my real father. As a girl, I looked so much darker than my sisters that I was teased about being "the adopted one".
Other black people would call me stupid for thinking I had "white" in me.
Some people would laugh in my face. Often I would be left in tears about it all. My looks were one of the key reasons I always felt different - why I had those deep-rooted feelings of not fitting in.
My mother was aware of my doubts, yet even on her deathbed she didn't tell me the truth. "Don't be so stupid," she would say when I challenged her. Well, now I know I wasn't being stupid.
Last month - on the very day I finished writing this story of my life - a big brown envelope arrived in the post. I braced myself and opened it. Inside were the results of a DNA test. My DNA test.
My TV show was the first in the UK to use lie-detector and DNA tests to establish paternity. I believe they are a good thing, though some people dispute this. Among them was my mum!
In all my years of working in television, she had only ever commented on whether she liked my outfit or my hairstyle. That all changed when I started doing the Trisha shows where a parent was either trying to prove or disprove that a child was biologically theirs.
"It's disgusting!" she snapped. "Why do you have to do those DNA shows? Awful! Awful!"
I suspected her outburst had little to do with any moral issues. Could the subject have hit a raw nerve with her for other reasons? I was about to find out.
I opened the envelope. The certificate inside showed that my genetic ancestry is 90 per cent Sub-Saharan and around 10 per cent European. I've European blood in me somewhere, but nothing as recent as from a parent. In other words, the white, red-haired man I call "Dad" has no biological connection with me.
I was dizzy for a moment, but I wasn't surprised, just annoyed that I hadn't pursued my gut feeling earlier on. If there's one thing my life has taught me, it's that when I ignore my intuition it's at a price.
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