Russell Wilson Is The Descendant Of A Freed Slave And An English King, And Now It's All Starting To Make Sense
YardBarker- Attending the Richmond Forum for a special appearance with Henry Louise Gates Jr. for the PBS television show “Finding Your Roots,” Russell Wilson discovered he is the descendant of a freed slave and an English king.
“Wilson and the sold-out Forum crowd of 4,500 learned of a heritage including slaves, free blacks and whites — reaching all the way back to Saint Arnulf, the bishop of Metz, born in 582. The strands of ancestry included at least one English king.”
The Super Bowl winning quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks quarterback wasn’t surprised to learn of his incredible heritage, or at least that’s how he played it off. “I knew it,” Wilson said, standing and pumping his fist.
The most remarkable aspect of Gates Jr.’s historical journey into Wilson’s past emerged when he discovered his paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother was a slave who had been born to a white woman and was entitled to freedom.
Her name was Charity Southgate, and after a 23-year odyssey that included a protracted court battle, she and all her children were awarded the freedom they deserved.
We finally have our answer. The entirety of the Seahawks locker room has been wondering if Russell Wilson is black enough for years, and now we know why. It's not because he's super religious, abstinent, sounds "white", and has an eclectic taste in music. It's because he is literally as mixed race as a person can possibly be. He may be the son of two African American parents, but at the root of that family tree is an English king, and I'll be damned if it gets anymore caucasian than that. I mean, come on now. Saint Arnulf the bishop of Metz? His great-great-grandfather might as well have been Archie Bunker. Of course Russell Wilson gets confused as a white dude, he has the most dominant white genes of all the white genes. Not saying that's a bad thing, I am just saying you're always going to come off a bit stuffy and proper when you share the blood of an English King. That's a chromosome that never skips a generation. Especially when it's paired with the heredity of a slave that was born to a white woman. I can't blame his teammates for being unsure of his background, Russell Wilson's entire genetic makeup is completely ambiguous. He probably shouldn't identify as black. Hell, he probably shouldn't identify as white either. He is quite literally multi-racial. Most of that time that means you consider yourself black...except when the white in you is a product of royalty.