Sunday 18 March 2018

DNA test holds a shock for white supremacist

Craig Cobb. Credit: CNN
Craig Cobb. Credit: CNN

David Millward

A WHITE supremacist named Craig Cobb, who wants to ban all blacks from a small North Dakotan town, has just discovered he has African ancestry.

The results of DNA testing did not go quite the way Mr Cobb had hoped.

Mr Cobb has achieved national notoriety in the US with his attempt to turn Leith, North Dakota, into an all-white enclave.

However, Mr Cobb may now be unable to meet the racial purity benchmark he set to settle in his own town after the tests showed he was 14pc sub-Saharan African.

Having extolled the virtues of what he described as a "racially conscious community", he dismissed the findings of the test as "statistical noise", when confronted with the results on the 'Trisha Goddard' show.

Neo-Nazis have been moving into the town since Mr Cobb began buying derelict properties.

The US National Socialist Movement, the country's largest Neo-Nazi party, has ambitions to seize control of Leith's town council. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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