DNA testing backfires

Craig Cobb, a white supremacist who wants to ban all blacks from a small North Dakota town, has discovered that he has African ancestry.

The results of DNA testing did not go quite the way Cobb had hoped, when he appeared on Trisha Goddard's Race in America show.

To the delight of a packed studio audience, Cobb was told that DNA tests showed he was 14 per cent sub-Saharan African. This of course means he could have some difficulty meeting the standards he set for those wishing to live in Leith, a town just over 80km from the state capital Bismarck. Having extolled the virtues of what he described as a "racially conscious community" he dismissed the findings of the test as "statistical noise". A black guest could not resist seizing on his embarrassment - addressing Cobb as "bro".

Neo-Nazis have been moving into the town since Cobb began buying derelict properties. According to Cobb they have been willing sellers who support his belief that like-minded people should be able to live together. The US National Socialist Movement, the country's largest neo-Nazi party, has ambitions to seize control of Leith's town council.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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