Why’d I bring that up? Well, it seems there might be some race-specific behavioral genes, and there’s been a bit of a controversy about it.
New Zealand’s indigenous Maori population reacted angrily on Wednesday to a researcher’s findings that Maori have a high representation of a gene linked to aggression, as the nation faces a domestic violence crisis.
Rod Lea told a genetics conference in Australia that Maori men were twice as likely as European men to carry monoamine oxidase, describing it as a “striking over-representation” of what has been described as the warrior gene.
I wonder if black folks have some culture-specific genes (like the fried chicken one). While we’re at it, we might also wanna look into a “baby mama” gene and a “watermelon” gene, too. Oh, and a “well-hung” gene.
*Okay…I think I’ve thrown enough racial coal on the fire. Attack!!!