DNA Test Stuns Man Who Wants All-White Town

Craig Cobb is 14% sub-Saharan African, test reveals

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2013 12:41 AM CST | Updated Nov 12, 2013 7:04 AM CST

(Newser) – A neo-Nazi who wants to found an all-white enclave in North Dakota has been shown evidence of racial diversity where he least expected it: in his own DNA. Craig Cobb agreed to the test as part of the Trisha Goddard Show's "Race in America" series, but he rejected the result as "short science" and "statistical noise" when it revealed he is 14% sub-Saharan African and 86% European, the Daily Mail reports. "Sweetheart, you have a little black in you," the show's British host told Cobb, who recoiled when she attempted to fist-bump him.

Cobb—whose white supremacist plans for Leith, ND, have met with protests and attempts to thwart him with building codes—says that even if a test he respects proves that he's not white enough for his own standards, he will "continue on either way," and consider himself a "border guard for the purebreds." Bobby Harper, a black man who lives in the tiny North Dakota town, says he finds the test results hilarious. "I knew there was one other black person in town," he tells the Bismarck Tribune. "Is he going to want to kick his own self out of town and discriminate against himself?" (Click for more on how townspeople are fighting back against Cobb.)

Craig Cobb sits on a picnic bench in Leith, ND, where he has purchased about a dozen lots and invited fellow white supremacists to move there.
Craig Cobb sits on a picnic bench in Leith, ND, where he has purchased about a dozen lots and invited fellow white supremacists to move there.   (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)
Craig Cobb, 62, a self-described white supremacist, has purchased about a dozen lots in Leith and has invited fellow white supremacists to move there.
Craig Cobb, 62, a self-described white supremacist, has purchased about a dozen lots in Leith and has invited fellow white supremacists to move there.   (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)
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