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Called back to Africa by DNA

More African Americans are seeking dual citizenship and reconnecting with their ancestral homelands thanks to increasingly sophisticated technology, writes the Los Angeles Time’s Teresa Watabe. 

 As a child growing up in Houston, Isaiah Washington said, his first impressions of Africans were discomfiting TV images of “natives running around in raffia with bones in their noses . . . trying to put Tarzan in a pot.”

The 45-year-old African American actor, formerly of “Grey’s Anatomy,” said his mother never talked of Africa. School never taught him much about his ancestral continent and news stories, he said, projected a place of poverty and pestilence, corruption and war.Read the rest here.

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