The Importance of Ancestors

Photography by Arvid Hoidahl (Unsplash)

Who are your ancestors? Does it matter? What does it mean to you?

You may think this is going to be an essay about genealogy. Or maybe an exhortation to treat everyone equally regardless of their ancestry, race, ethnicity, etc.

No, this is about something else. It’s about the very idea of ancestry. What we mean when we refer to…

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