No; sorry Frank. Debbie is talking about human population groupings, not race. Her very next sentence, which you chose to omit, is: "Admixture from endogamous populations such as Ashkenazi Jews and Finns can also be detected with reasonable confidence." Would you then assert that she means Finns and the Ashkenazi are distinct races?
Debbie Kennett is a geneticist. In addition to her valuable work on genealogy and ISOGG, she's a research associate at University College London in the Molecular and Cultural Evolution Lab. No one in the biological sciences uses the term "race" as applicable to, or distinguishing of, modern humans by skin color or hair type.
And it seems that perhaps those 17 million consumer DNA test kits may be helping. New survey results from the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University, were published just this week. Wednesday's announcement reads, in part:
The recent availability of at-home DNA testing has helped millions of Americans learn the traits, heritage and history they share with each other. While there is a long history of polling to look at attitudes regarding race relations, this new survey is the first to look at people's perceptions and attitudes regarding race and genetics, said Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., director of CSDD [Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy].
Tillery, who led the study with Joanna Mountain, senior director of research at 23andMe, said he was surprised by some of the results.
"What I expected is that about two-thirds of Americans would believe that race and genetics are tightly bound together. We found the opposite," he said. "Only about a third of Americans nationally see a strong connection."
Only 34% of the respondents indicated they believed genetics determines "racial identity." Mind you, this was a U.S.-only survey, which I would believe to be more conservative than, for example, a survey of France or the UK.
"The science also supports this nuanced understanding of racial categories. In fact, what we think of as race is largely a 'social construct,' not a biological one, Tillery said."
For those still living in that 34%, some reading material...and it isn't as if it's a brand new concept:
Race and Ethnicity as Biological Constructs, Ethn Dis. 1992 Spring; 2(2):120-5; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1467750: "For some time, biologists and anthropologists have overwhelmingly rejected the partitioning of modern humans into biological 'races.' An examination of recent human evolutionary history suggests that the zoological definition of race, based on significant genetic differences, cannot be legitimately applied to contemporary humans."
American Association of Physical Anthropologists Statement on Biological Aspects of Race, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 101, pp 569-570, 1996; http://physanth.org/about/position-statements/biological-aspects-race/: "Races, in the sense of genetically homogenous populations, do not exist in the human species today, nor is there any evidence that they have ever existed in the past."
Taking Race Out of Human Genetics; http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6273/564: "In the wake of the sequencing of the human genome in the early 2000s, genome pioneers and social scientists alike called for an end to the use of race as a variable in genetic research."
Race is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue; https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/race-is-a-social-construct-scientists-argue/: "Today, the mainstream belief among scientists is that race is a social construct without biological meaning."
Biological Races in Humans; https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369848613000460: "Races are highly genetically differentiated populations with sharp geographical boundaries; alternatively, races can be distinct evolutionary lineages within a species; by either definition, races do not exist in humans."
Human Races; https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(13)00027-4: "With a population size exceeding seven billion, humans would be expected to display a large amount of genetic variation. This is not the case, however..."
Race in Biological and Biomedical Research; http://perspectivesinmedicine.cshlp.org/content/3/11/a008573.full: "Because race is fundamentally a political and not a scientific idea, it is possible that only a political intervention will relieve us of the burden of race."