A 23-year-old man who has always known he was adopted recently discovered a shocking truth about his racial background after taking a DNA test. He found out that he is actually Black and Middle Eastern, with ancestral ties to Iran. He had always believed that his birth parents were white and from Italy and South America, but his DNA results have completely changed his perspective. He confronted his family, who had lied to him all these years, and they became enraged at him for doing the test. His mom said that his racial background comes with a stigma and she wanted him to have an easier life fitting in. His dad told him to abandon what he just learned. The man is angry and hurt by the lies that robbed him of his identity and hindered his search for his birth parents. He is not asking to be part of a struggle all of a sudden, but he feels that he should not have been lied to and that his family's reasoning is BS and racist. Read on to find out more about his story and the chaos it caused within his family.
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Man discovers shocking truth about his racial identity after DNA test 😱
A 23-year-old man, who was adopted at a young age, decided to learn more about his birth parents. His parents told him his birth mother was white from South America and his father was white from Italy, but his physical features made him more curious. After receiving a DNA test kit from his girlfriend, he discovered that he is actually Black and Middle Eastern. This revelation has changed everything he thought he knew about himself and his ancestry. However, when he confronted his parents, they became enraged and told him to abandon what he had just learned. They had lied to him his entire life, claiming to have met his birth parents, and even gave him a false name. The man is angry and disappointed in their decisions, as they robbed him of his identity and hindered his search with their lies. He is overwhelmed by the support he has received from others and plans to continue to look into his background. Read on for the comments and reactions to his story.
NTA learns truth about their racial identity after DNA test.
Discovering your racial identity: NTA, but parents' motives questioned 🤔
Robbed of his identity and cultural narrative, NTA for being pissed 😡
Commenter points out deeper racism in NTA situation 😕
NTA points out the danger of doctors overlooking medical predispositions. 💊
Adopted person discovers their true racial identity through DNA test 😲
Medical history matters, don't be ashamed of your ethnicity! 🩺
Supportive commenters offer comfort to man after family's deception 🤝
Man's family lied about his racial identity; NTA for holding them accountable. 👊🏽
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Discovering shocking truth about identity after DNA test is heartbreaking 💔
Heartwarming NTA comment calls out obsession with 'passing' and racism 🤝
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Discovering your true heritage and embracing it 🌍👌
Adopted man finds his racial identity, receives support from girlfriend 👍
User calls out parent's racism towards their mixed race identity 😡
Discovering the truth about his racial identity was a shock.
Support for OP's tough situation and curiosity about their appearance 😕🧐
Standing up against hate! 🚫 Report those PM slurs!
Uncovering hidden heritage: Condemning cowardly and racist actions 👏
Empathetic commenter recommends podcast for identity discovery support ❤️
Empathetic commenters condemn racist behavior towards man's identity 🤝
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Discovering his racial identity, commenter empathizes with the OP's situation.
Discovering your true racial identity after being lied to 🤷🏼♂️. NTA. Use it to learn your history 📚
Shocking documentary on racial identity, NTA for wanting truth 🔍
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Commenter defends adoptive parents while acknowledging their fear. 🤔
Validating emotions is crucial. Taking ownership of the past matters.
Passing as white is conditional and can disappear in an instant 💥
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Standing up against racism 👊 NTA wins the day
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Harsh comment receives no replies. 🤐
Denying someone's racial identity can be dangerous, as this commenter experienced 😔
Embrace your diverse heritage and be yourself. NTA. ❤️👍
Mixed raced child's parents' 'good intentions' hide their racism 😔
NTA. It's messed up that your parents hid your identity. 😕
NTA. Parents' racism and obsession with appearances is f*cked up.
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Reconnecting with heritage can be meaningful and joyful. 🎉
Commenter defends against overreaction with sarcastic tone 🤷
Discovering one's racial identity: a fundamental human right ✊
Commenter sympathizes with OP's experience with racist parents. 😔
Fighting racism disguised as 'benign intentions' 👊🏽✊🏽
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Uncovering racial identity: Commenter applauds OP's decision to reveal truth
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Defending a DNA test recipient against racist accusations 👍🏼
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Embrace your natural self, NTA. 🌟
Heartfelt support for a betrayed individual. ❤
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Supportive comment section encourages man to embrace his identity 💪
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Supportive comment encourages self-discovery and healing ❤️
The importance of knowing one's racial identity for medical reasons. 👨⚕️