If you took a DNA test today, you might be surprised at the results. This video shows just a sampling of individuals who were shocked to find that their cultural heritage spanned across countries and even continents, and in this case, knowledge is power. In a time where immigration is a hot-button issue, it's important to remember that the majority of our nation's citizens hail from immigrants - some arrived in chains, some were escaping persecution of one kind or another, and others came to be here by their sense of exploration of the unknown. Seems a shame to consider some immigrants more legitimate or valuable to the fabric of our nation than others doesn't it?
Our brains are built to categorize the world around us, and often we view others through a lens of difference, when in fact, we have more in common than we could ever imagine. Which begs the question, would we be so quick to stereotype and separate ourselves if we knew how much we actually had in common with one another?