A Massachusetts man has put an end to a sixteen-year-long relationship with his Caucasian wife after DNA test results proved that he is of 9% African ancestry.
Jeffrey McAllister, 37, claims that racial tensions arose in the couple after learning about his sub-African origins and kept putting a strain on their sixteen-year relationship.
“The culture gap was just too important. She just couldn’t understand the suffering my people have endured for centuries from the hands of her people,” he explained.
“I don’t have to be ashamed of who I am anymore. The color of my skin no longer defines me. I’m black and I’m proud,” he told reporters, visibly emotional.
“Learning that I was a Black American at the age of 37 suddenly explained so much of the social and economic injustices I had been the target of all my life,” he told reporters in tears.
McAllister has also recently become a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and plans to enroll in an online Ebony class to reach out to his Afro-American community.
“I can’t wait for February to celebrate my first Black History Month with my own people,” he told reporters, visibly enthused.
Although McAllister admits that learning about his sub-African origins has profoundly impacted his life, and even though he has lost a wife in the process, he admits to developing a “profound an everlasting bond” with the Afro-American community which he now considers as his “true family.”