Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving is backtracking on comments he made about Thanksgiving, saying he "meant no disrespect" to the millions of Americans who still celebrate the holiday.

The Boston Celtics star caused a ruckus on social media when he told a reporter "F--- Thanksgiving!" after the reporter wished him a happy Thanksgiving."

According to published reports, Irving tanked the reporter politely, then added that he doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving.

After the backlash on social media, Irving, 26, took to Twitter.com to explain he was frustrated after his team was routed by the Oklahoma City Thunder: "I spoke w/ frustration after last nights game and spoke words that shouldn’t be in a professional setting no matter what."

He added: "Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. I’m grateful for the time We all can share with our families. We are always ONE."

Irving, who claims to be a descendant of Native Americans, was honored in a naming ceremony with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota in August.

The Boston Celtics are a disappointing 9-9 so far in the NBA season after being picked to reach the NBA Finals in 2019.

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  • stevetheque

    He's got a point!! Kyrie is a part of an Indian tribe!!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    yeah fawk fakesgiving

  • rockstar2142

    celtics need to get it together. Now that lebron is out the east it’s yall time!!

  • Patty Mayonaise

    Ummm, this is the same guy who thinks the earth is flat.Boy, bye! **rolls eyes**

    Anyway, sashaying my way to these leftovers.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a179e786512bb60091c110fc16c4f34b323511cbaab49e7e7065e5466ce2d9df.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I think many Native Americans refer to it as a day of "Mourning". We all may want to give that some thought.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Kyrie(whom I ran into at the famous celebrity filled The Grove mall doing an autograph session) had some adoring fans.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nah .... I change shyt and make things happy .... that includes not hanging on to old pain .... I want mourn on Thanksgiving ... I will rejoice and be grateful for what our ancestors endured to get us to evolution ..... I will fellowship with the people I love and embrace ... society wants us to focus on pain ... I ain't got time see enough on the news and what's written in our books ..... break those painful chains and embrace love instead of mourning ..... I know we all mourn but after a while it becomes useless and makes ya pessimistic .... lack hope .... much love Clair .... ?

  • Ryan

    How dare he besmirch Colonialist Celebration Day??!

    Seriously though, hope everybody's enjoying their time off!

  • FukkFolks2018

    He has also talked shyt about Christmas.

    As for this...As NBA strives to separate themselves from NFL, and clink down on racism and political agendas in the league (the whole Donald Sterling/Clippers debacle) they can't have a non American born player speaking out against an AMERICAN holiday. Nobody celebrates Thanksgiving but us. My UK and Asia Pac colleagues worked yesterday and today. Colonizer based or not. It downs their dollars. Hence this apology he made

  • Kayke

    That’s how I feel. I find it sad that black people, especially immigrants, celebrate this holiday. My husband and I stopped celebrating 4 yrs ago and every year a family member or two jumps on our “bandwagon”. You can’t ignore the history.

  • Carrington

    I find it interesting that angry people find a way to $hit on EVERY SINGLE holiday (real or imagined) that people ACTUALLY set aside and to fly home to have dinner at granny's with family that you may not see until this time next year. Not a single person that I know (or YOU know) mentions a PILGRIM while spending that time with the fam.

    If during the month of December, I'm in a much more charitable mood than I am in April and I decide to give money to the homeless dude on the street, donate my time, or money, or food, or extra clothes to a shelter... it is what it is. If I decide that I want to buy gifts for my nieces, cousins, aunts and others that I may not have spent a dollar on for the other 11 months of the year and I get dead assed broke - whose issue is that? Mine, or yours?

    What I REALLY find interesting about people who won't allow me to turn Christmas and Thanksgiving into family time is that these are the SAME mf's who put an "a" at the end of n i g g e r and turned it into "hello"... but you worried about what other folk do. Damn it, if you don't celebrate. Do you... but sit down trying to rain on the parades of those who do. Now, who got collards left over?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Me. About collards.

    I know supposedly woke folks who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday. I'm tired of folks who celebrate it, then want to be woke and yell its a Colonizers DAY for the other 364 days.

  • Victorious82

    Y’all know black folks ain’t celebrating Thanksgiving for no other reason but for family and tradition. It ain’t got ish to do with pilgrims and Native Americans.

    Now Natives should’ve kept that same energy back in the day when it came to slavery. But they sure did own them some black folks and treated them horrible and still to this day won’t allow black folks with Native blood officially join their tribes. Not sure why I gotta be shamed into not enjoying a day off, my family and a bomb meal. We’re they shamed for participating in slavery at an alarming rate? Revisionist history has completely erased that little tidbit.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Indians still had aprox 10,000 to 16000 Black Slaves at the end of the Civil War.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    The Indians sided with the Confederates and at the end of the Civil War the Indians still had aprox 10,000 to 16,000 Black Slaves.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sometimes, it's not what you say, it's how you say it.

  • abby500

    He meant it and HE SAID what HE SAID.

  • Missy

    Im sorry but u get on my mf nerves.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    ???

  • Coffee1st

    I, myself, have no opinion of those who want to celebrate Thanksgiving. However, I want no parts of it. My conviction is that the nature of a thing can't be changed. It was a celebration of sadistic slaughter by the same people who took great delight perpetuating that sadism against us as well. I can dress it up and cover it with my own intention - but that would be me playing mind games with myself.
    Notice i said "I"...it's a personal conviction..and it's very recent. I've come up with us setting aside our own yearly "family day"...on an off month like April...that way no-one will have a hard time taking off.

  • Coffee1st

    I get that.
    But sincerely asking: Because of that fact should we observe this "holiday" WITH them...knowing damn well they enslaved, slaughtered, raped and beat our ancestors (sometimes to death) as well?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    NTSA (not this schit again). I wish these angry black folks who celebrate nothing would have a silent seat. For most folks, it's just time off from work and time with your family. That's it.

    I find it odd so many of these same people can't tell you one tradition they're upholding or started within their own family. You do know you have the freedom to celebrate how you see fit. That's how traditions start. Sit down. All he had to say was thank you or same to you. I tell people all the time it takes way more energy and effort to be mean, angry, not speak, give a piece of your mind.

    Happy Thanksgiving. Same to you. I don't get into any deep convo when I hear 'happy father's day' time and time again. "Thank you." Guess what? I have not nan child.

  • 88

    They owned indentured servants not slaves there is a difference.

  • 88

    Negroes in America are totally brainwashed and full of ish when they are confronted with the truth (Thanksgiving is a holiday in celebration of yt ppl killing over 100 million natives) they tell a bold face lie (we dont celebrate that we just celebrate our family) at least own your bullshyt this is why the other nations laugh and make mockery of us.

  • EMILY POST

    OMG you know that these new negroes fight so hard for other groups harder than the other groups.... Why is it always the black person trying to take a stand with things that have zero to do with them? LOL They have zero passion for their own. Now they are going to war with Thanksgiving... lol

  • TransMichelle

    They call themselves globalists. These are the real sell-outs. The white man gives them a few dollars and they have to go along with the program or else. They not concerned about black folks only what white folks think.

  • EMILY POST

    Globalists ... lol These types are doing the bidding of the entertainment industries ideology. You have to remember American Entertainment industry is Anti Christian for real so you will more than likely hear the same message coming from people out of that industry. Anti Christian the Pilgrims and the Natives narrative is no longer befitting for todays constant race baiting climate. We cant even have Thanksgiving no more without people just being random asf. lol Its always the certain type of blacks too defender of all other cultures but their own.... lol

  • TransMichelle

    Yep but these black folks are for illegal immigration and care nothing for all that black people have fought for in previous years. The run with the mains stream media, entertainment industry, politics,who are globalists and these black folks are their puppets.

  • EMILY POST

    They will be the first ones talking about another group with so much Energy he probably don't even know a real Native American. Oh My their stance on illegal Immigration is what really showed us how big of fools they are.... And Don't nobody want to hear about my great great great grandma BS either. lol The Elizabeth Warren type of Native

  • TransMichelle

    LOL

  • Roxie Moxie

    I been stop liking this Good Times looking ass n*gga when he said he doesn't fck with black women and refused to invite any to his parties. I knew right then and there he was a sellout to the white man and his concubines. Whatever happens to him, there will be no sympathy from this direction.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Native Americans have a strong connection to the land. Spiritual. I'm not sure how I'd feel seeing what has become of this country and knowing that thousands of my ancestors were slaughtered and moved further and further west so that the greedy could prosper.
    To survive we all must turn lemons into lemonade yet I can't forget the sacrifices of my elders. They gave up so much so that I could be who I am.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Wrong! Go research it. They were slaves. No more rights than the slaves of white plantation owners.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    The origin of ThanksGiving comes from white protestants, however, the black community and other races NOW use it as a day to give thanks for whatever blessings they and they're family has received.

    Your narrative of Thanksgiving could be applied to every holiday and event in this country. We can't sit in a corner pouting while the world passes us bye. It accomplishes nothing and produces nothing.

  • Meme

    You raise good points!

  • nick c

    I cant stand people that pull this shit for every damn holiday, b days, valentines whatever always an excuse to be a grumpy boring POS ugh cant be around them. One day they will go after MLK hell they just about went after everyone else.

  • Coffee1st

    Sweetheart i don't pout. If i didn't like my decision, I'd just revert back to the festivities...not rocket science.
    I'm Golden?on each and every feast day this country has put into place. Their values don't make up my world.
    There's not much that's more productive than thinking for yourself and sticking with your convictions & principles.
    So again, I'm good. It was just question.

  • MRiGOThim

    He can do no wrong in my eyes :P

  • Itzgoingdown2

    If you don't mind me asking, what do you celebrate?

  • Bashi22

    Love him he's as a third eye ?? power ?

  • Bashi22

    Miss Sandra are you at Kimberley funeral ??

  • Coffee1st

    Honestly...not trying to be funny....Life...and all good things that come my way - most of the time undeservingly....because of a most Faithful and Loving God.
    I celebrate where i am as opposed to where I'm supposed to be because of my ignorance and/or foolishness. I celebrate my children, the relationship i have with my husband. I celebrate the look on peoples faces when i give or help. I celebrate growth.
    I know that all sounds cliche or mushy...but those are the things that are important to me. The origin of these holidays can't be reconciled with my convictions. I hold no judgement or critisism for those that do because i understand. But i pay these holidays absolute dust.

  • Coffee1st

    Very thoughtful reply. At the end of the day its a matter of perspective, I guess.
    This land holds much sorrow....MUCH sorrow. It doesn't make anyone a bad person to - as you say make lemonade out of lemons - but those who choose to confront history, in the matter of this holiday in particular, shouldn't be mocked either. We just don't want any parts of it.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    So you don't celebrate any religious, cultural, ancestral, ect.. holidays or events?

  • Coffee1st

    I'm learning, as it relates to cultural/religious. I foresee that i will, but i HAVE to have understanding before i just go into things. That would be fraudulent and insincere. Birthdays are suspect as hail....but they're still on the table for now. Marriage anniversaries receive very little fanfare. We showed and proved when stuff got REAL... that's all either one of us needed to see.

  • Coffee1st

    F bombs should be saved for very special and highly stressful occasions....

  • lana

    Along with all of their Holy Days (holidays). This is their history, it's not the Negro history. our history is here ...besorahofyahusha. com

  • lana

    YES, these are traditions of men. This is something that our Messiah tried to warn us about. We have feasts that we should be celebrating in Lev 23. besorahofyahusha. com

  • lana

    Watch out for these traditions of men. Colossions 2:8 besorahofyahusha. com/commentary

  • lana

    Yes, Deut 28:68 and all of Deut. chapter 28 describes our people ...besorahofyahusha. com/commentary

  • lana

    These are not our feasts, you can find our feasts in Leviticus Ch. 23. besorahofyahusha. com

  • lana

    The Most High's feasts is what we are suppose to be celebrating ...besorahofyahusha. com

  • lana

    If you would like to give thanks for your blessings, then celebrate the real feasts located in the Word of YAHUAH not the word of man. besorahofyahusha. com

  • lana

    Leviticus Chapter 23 lists the really Holy Days (holidays) of the Most High YAH. Please stop celebrating Satan's holy days. besorahofyahusha. com

  • Coffee1st

    Not everybody will have ears to hear.

  • Coffee1st

    ....traditions of men.
    --------------------
    The roots of tradition run deep....people will be ready to engage in fistacuffs and curse you to hell over it. They will reject the obvious truth and lie to themselves to keep tradition alive.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Anniversaries, ok I can see but Your kids Birthdays? Come on, now.

    "Ideals of our society are toxic"

    Well, you got married. The hippies and socialist tried to reinvent the wheel and failed miserably. The reason why is some customs and traditions are actually good for society and needed for the MAJORITY to be productive, functional contributing adults. It's also needed to build a legacy. Have a good one.

  • Coffee1st

    You as well.

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    f*** thanksgiving... aint no body celebrating the mass murder and enslavement of millions of native americans and africans

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    im black and the reason i dont celebrate thanksgiving cuz there are tons of native americans in instagram dayum near in tears over the realization of mass genocide so no aint no thanksgibing bihhhhh!

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    no black person should be celebrating that shyt!!!! period!!!

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    blak people need excuses to stay intergrated poo thangs

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    thats a bullshyt excuse family and "tradition" when in 1818 yo black ass was picking cotton and not killing and eating dead animals....stop it

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    and here comes the lie just to justify

  • Victorious82

    Should I be outside picking cotton on Thanksgiving instead? You know to keep the true tradition alive??

    I didn’t know traditions are only applicable if done back in slavery. I’m sure if we had never made the boat ride over we wouldn’t be doing any of this American ish.

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    naw,, what you should be doing is taking this day off in peace and acknowledging the history that this is a day of sorrow for millions of native americans that died. and in celebration of family you should be having a "feast" as such once each month anyway.... but i know thats to much like right and aint nobody got time for their black family once a month

  • Ms. Cree

    There is a lot of people who feel that way. So what?

  • KcoolMuziq
  • 88

    Your research is yt videos read census data we were indentured servants. Anyone who reads knows you need slaves when you own land and have a commerce (trade i.e. cotton, sugar, sweet tea, coco, rice, corn, coffee etc) by 1619 when we were brought here the natives had none and still don't. Stop spreading false information.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    ...."In the case of the Trail of Tears and the enslavement of blacks by prominent members of all so called five “Civilized Tribes” (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole), Smith went one step further, likening the ugly truth of history to a “mangy, snarling dog standing between you and a crowd-pleasing narrative.”

    “Obviously,” Smith said, “the story should be, needs to be, that the enslaved black people and soon-to-be-exiled red people would join forces and defeat their oppressor.” But such was not the case—far from it. “The Five Civilized Tribes were deeply committed to slavery, established their own racialized black codes, immediately reestablished slavery when they arrived in Indian territory, rebuilt their nations with slave labor, crushed slave rebellions, and enthusiastically sided with the Confederacy in the Civil War.”

    https://notevenpast.org/black-slaves-indian-masters-slavery-emancipation-and-citizenship-in-the-native-american-south-by-barbara-krauthamer-2013/

  • Itzgoingdown2

    ...."In the case of the Trail of Tears and the enslavement of blacks by prominent members of all so called five “Civilized Tribes” (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole), Smith went one step further, likening the ugly truth of history to a “mangy, snarling dog standing between you and a crowd-pleasing narrative.”

    “Obviously,” Smith said, “the story should be, needs to be, that the enslaved black people and soon-to-be-exiled red people would join forces and defeat their oppressor.” But such was not the case—far from it. “The Five Civilized Tribes were deeply committed to slavery, established their own racialized black codes, immediately reestablished slavery when they arrived in Indian territory, rebuilt their nations with slave labor, crushed slave rebellions, and enthusiastically sided with the Confederacy in the Civil War.”

    __________________________________________________

    Indians had 10 to 16,000 Black Slaves at the end of the Civil War> Yes, there were marriages and indentured servants, however, the majority were SLAVES.

    https://notevenpast.org/black-slaves-indian-masters-slavery-emancipation-and-citizenship-in-the-native-american-south-by-barbara-krauthamer-2013/
    _________________________________________________

    Lastly, Most of these people claiming to be indians today are WHITE. They're called $5 Indians.

    https://youtu.be/uU2WwgOM1IY?t=1740

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Tariq Nasheed: Fake Confused (Dr. Claud Anderson Calls in)
    SLAVERY COULD NOT HAVE EXISTED WITHOUT INDIANS. 2 YEARS AFTER THE CIVIL WAR ENDED INDIANS STILL HAD 12,000+ BLACK SLAVES.!
    Start AT 23:30

    https://youtu.be/uPa4KxMsqb8

  • lana

    you mean dead people? The pilgrims were cannibals, look it up. besorahofyahusha. com

  • Victorious82

    What day do the Natives take off to atone for participating in the enslavment of Africans? Many still don’t even allow black folks to join that are by blood Natives. I’m not celebrating a massacre. I’m celebrating my family and the traditions my family has passed down with the food and the recipes. Some of my fondest memories are of holidays and I don’t care what these sleep/woke types say. Imma keep enjoying Thanksgiving.

  • lana

    You are right Coffee!!!

  • lana

    I was on the same journey. I've had family members not talk to each other because of the handling of gifts and such. I struggled every time finding the "perfect" gift. I celebrated my last Christmas 2 years ago, b/c it was soooooo uncomfortable. It's all vanity!

  • chris

    Not only did they own black slaves in large numbers before and after slavery was oitlawed they were ELITE slave catchers.

  • Coffee1st

    Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen...............
    For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
    They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not
    Jer. 10

  • LYRICS

    Morning...morning....MORNING!! Dwight Howard and the transgender "pretty boy" CAN WE SPEAK ON THAT!!! PLEASE! SANDRA!

  • monique

    So what if he said F' Thanksgiving. If he doesn't celebrate, that's his business. He didn't say F' people whi celebrate it. He was mad that his team lost.

  • 88

    proof?

  • 88

    You just proved my point yt videos with a bunch of negroes talking is not research or factual information it's just a video with a bunch of negroes talking.

  • Guess Who

    Maybe having native american blood is the reason he said it, lol. Do you know what the REAL origins of Thanksgiving? MOST natives would say the SAME THING about it, lol...which is FUK THANKSGIVING.

    Wouldn't you if you taught colonizers how to plant food and they repaid you with blankets laced with smallpox?

  • chris

    Common sense. Minorities never unite against white. Never has happened never will happen. You delusional negros need to stop dreaming about some minority unification that has not and never will happen. We are on our own always have been always will be.

    Who do you think determined whether or not a tribe was "civilized." white people. They got that status by participating in the status quo of the region and like any minority that wants to prove their whiteness to white people they took it to the next level. Natives not our allies.

    The Five Civilized Tribes were deeply committed to slavery, established their own racialized black codes, immediately reestablished slavery when they arrived in Indian territory, rebuilt their nations with slave labor, crushed slave rebellions, and enthusiastically sided with the Confederacy in the Civil War.”

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-native-american-slaveholders-complicate-trail-tears-narrative-180968339/

  • chris

    Don't shade Dr Claude Anderson he forgot more black history than you will ever know. Probably the brightest mind we got right now.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Do your own research brother. I have no reason to lie. Have a good one.

    Google
    $5 indians
    Treaty of 1866
    Five Civilized Tribes Black Slaves.

    Did you look at the this link. It has pictures of slave holders
    https://notevenpast.org/black-slaves-indian-masters-slavery-emancipation-and-citizenship-in-the-native-american-south-by-barbara-krauthamer-2013/

    "........therefore, the abolition of slavery as stated in the Thirteenth Amendment did not apply in Indian Territory. Instead, the Choctaw/Chickasaw treaty of 1866 outlined the details of emancipation, citizenship, and land claims for the Freedmen, but inextricably (and problematically) linked these issues with Indian sovereignty, land rights, and annuities—one could not be obtained without the other. This knotty situation became further complicated with the passage of laws enacted by Choctaw and Chickasaw political leaders that seem eerily similar to the “Black Codes” of the Reconstruction era South. Former slaves in Choctaw country who did not have a work contract could be arrested for “vagrancy” by the lighthorsemen (police force) and then be auctioned off to the highest bidder—slavery by another name. Once again, the now emancipated slaves in Indian Territory, in particular African-American men, engaged in resisting these harsh measures and formed groups that lobbied for political and economic justice before the Freedmen’s Bureau and Indian leaders."

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Please don't sleep on Dr. Claud Anderson. He's much more than a Big Mouth Do Nothing Ni99ah just running his mouth.

    Also, I'd like to mention one more thing. From an interesting article I read by Dr.
    Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    In summary. DNA testing showed most blacks who thought they had Indian ancestry actually had European Ancestry.

    "Exactly How ‘Black’ Is Black America?"
    https://www.theroot.com/exactly-how-black-is-black-america-1790895185

    "And for our African-American male guests, there has been still another astonishing fact revealed about their paternal ancestry — their father's father's father's line — through their y-DNA: A whopping 35 percent of all African-American men descend from a white male ancestor who fathered a mulatto child sometime in the slavery era, most probably from rape or coerced sexuality. In other words, if we tested the DNA of all of the black men in the NBA, for instance, just over one-third descend from a white second or third great-grandfather."

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Nothing but the truth........

  • Itzgoingdown2

    lol, I just wrote THE SAME EXACT THING. lol

    2 minute video
    Vote For What | Dr Claud Anderson

    https://youtu.be/inlynSAcb2U

    Dr Claud Anderson has given blacks the Blueprint to end modern day Generational Poverty. I think???? his philosophy is a natural progression from the philosophies of Booker T., and Marcus Garvey. Everything starts from a STRONY ECONOMIC BASE Unfortunately, most blacks would rather hang on to the fantasies of EXTREMIST Black Liberal Leaders "Keep HOPE Alive", "The Rainbow Coalition", "HOPE and Change".....blah, blah, blah 60 years of nonsense

    Power comes from Money. MONEY comes from a Strong Economic Base. a STRONG ECONOMIC BASE (see Jews and Asians) allows you to BUY political power, media propaganda and have some type of control and or influence in the government and court system. A strong economic base comes from EXCELLENT SCHOOLS which leads to Stem/Business Degrees and Skilled Trade Certifications. EXCELLENT schools come from STRONG PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITIES. Strong productive communities come from 2 PARENT HETEROSEXUAL HOMES You can't build a strong economic base from communities full of single parent homes because she has no DISPOSABLE INCOME. The overwhelming majority of black single parents are living in SURVIVAL MODE either in POVERTY(44%) or one or two checks away from poverty. Only 9% of MARRIED black women live in poverty.

    There has never been a productive nation in the history of civilization without HETEROSEXUAL husbands/men/fathers in the home, fact. It has never be done!

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Interesting article by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    DNA testing showed most of these blacks who claim Indian ancestry actually had European Ancestry.

    "Exactly How ‘Black’ Is Black America?"
    https://www.theroot.com/exactly-how-black-is-black-america-1790895185

    "And for our African-American male guests, there has been still another astonishing fact revealed about their paternal ancestry — their father's father's father's line — through their y-DNA: A whopping 35 percent of all African-American men descend from a white male ancestor who fathered a mulatto child sometime in the slavery era, most probably from rape or coerced sexuality. In other words, if we tested the DNA of all of the black men in the NBA, for instance, just over one-third descend from a white second or third great-grandfather."