Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

White supremacist Craig Cobb told he is 14% African in televised DNA test, refuses to fist bump host Trisha Goddard

White supremacist Craig Cobb described the DNA results, given to him on Trisha Goddard's Race in America show, as ‘short-science’
White supremacist Craig Cobb described the DNA results, given to him on Trisha Goddard's Race in America show, as ‘short-science’

A self-proclaimed white supremacist underwent a DNA test to 'prove' his genetic heritage, only to be told on live television he was 86 per cent European - and 14 per cent of Sub-Saharan African heritage.

Sixty-two-year-old Craig Cobb claims he follows the 'Creator' religion which "favours racial awareness" and has been attempting to create a "white enclave" in North Dakota by quietly buying up land in the small town of Leith, despite anti-racism rallies and town meetings against his plans.

He submitted his DNA as part of host Trisha Goddard's Race in America series, who gave him the results to a delighted audience, telling Cobb: "You have a little Black in you". However, Cobb can be heard dismissing the results as "statistical noise" and refused to fist bump with the host.

Cobb, who lived in the town for a year before residents became aware of his agenda, has allegedly harassed the only bi-racial couple in the small community, leaving notes pinned to their door asking Sherrill Harper, who is married to African-American Bobby Harper: "What are you doing married to a negro?", reported the Mail Online.

Cobb has also placed a sign reading "Village of the Damned" on one of his plots of land, accompanied by a red swastika.

The married father-of-three has already courted controversy for his infamous far-right 'Podblanc' video sharing site because YouTube bans racist content.

Speaking to the Mail Online, he later described the DNA results as "short-science" used by the programme to "promote multi-culturalism". He said: "I agreed to the test because I assumed it was science.[...] It was a scientifically bankrupt procedure", from "craven and debased executives, whose goal is to shock."

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