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Sunny Hostin Schools Man About Her African Heritage

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Sunny Hostin’s mother is Puerto Rican and her father is African-American. (Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin dropped some knowledge on a Twitter follower who felt it was his place to tell her about her heritage. A man reportedly said Hostin didn’t have African in her blood since she didn’t look Black. Then, the ABC legal correspondent gave him a quick history lesson.

The schooling took place after Hostin tweeted her condolences for the Caribbean island that’s 100 percent without power after Hurricane Maira’s destruction, Wednesday, Sept. 20.

User @davelaponti777’s post has since been deleted, but not before he found a co-signer.

Not so fast, Mr. Barnes. Hostin has some education for you, too.

Hostin isn’t alone in her assessment. National Geographic’s Genographic Project reported the average Puerto Rican has 20 percent sub-Saharan African DNA. Native American makes 12 percent of the average islander’s DNA and 65 percent comes from the Mediterranean, northern Europe and/or the Middle East.

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Several people on Twitter backed up Hostin…

…and others dropped some knowledge of their own.

Still, it doesn’t seem like world cultures was @davelaponti777’s best subject.

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