White mother, white father, black baby

Posted by Ria, 07 Sep 07

A white couple Dana and Hugh Clarke are shocked when Dana gives birth to a baby with African-American features. How do you explain this one? Is this even genetically possible for a white couple to have a black child naturally as Barbara Delinsky, author of ‘Family Tree’ puts it?

So what would you do if this happened to you? Send your spouse packing or try to explore the genetic side of the story? And how do you even begin to convince your family and friends?

Well you gotta admit that this is one thought provoking book.

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  1.   jana12 says:
    Posted: 03 Aug

    I heard a college anthropology professor lecture that according to some anthropologists, there is no such thing as race; there are only physical types. To illustrate, he asked a young woman to come to the front of the class, and to stand next to him. She complied. He then asked the class why they would call him a white man and call her a black female. The entire class sat stunned and silent. The young woman was what people would describe as a "light-skinned African American." She had wavy-textured, sandy brown hair, nearly the same color and texture as that of the professor's. Their features were quite similar. Their skin tones were very, very similar. They looked as if they might have been siblings. The difference was that one was obviously male, the other female. Perhaps there was some slight variation in the undertones (?), but to tell the truth, I'm still scratching my head. As a child I saw an encyclopedia article on "The Races of Man." I recall a depiction of a man from India (or somewhere thereabout) with skin a very deep, black-brown hue categorized as "caucasion." I used to listen to a talk show hosted by Dennis Prager. I once heard him say that, as far as he's concerned, there are only two races -- the decent, and the indecent. I like Prager's take on the issue.

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  2.   Eam60 says:
    Posted: 15 Jun

    One of the reasons I went to college and Medical school is to find out the frigin truth about color, race and " I am better than you". What I found out is that we are from the "same gene pool" regardless of what we were TAUGHT and TOLD. We have the same Genetic make up that make US HUMANS. Yes, we might look different, have a different skin color, eye color, etc., but at the end of the day we are still related. Yes, it is 200 percent possible to have a child of a different color with the so called different features to be your biological offspring. In the process of mitosis (cell division, splitting of the cells) a lot of medical stuff can happen. Take a look at your own family and you can see mitosis at work. I am from a family of 6 kids, none of us look alike, we all have different color of brown eyes, different skin color, hair etc. It is very possible for traits to appear in every generation , every other etc. Have you ever wondered why your son or daughter look like your great- grand or your great-great grand parents, uncles and aunts? Your chromosomes have the answer.

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  3.   maggical says:
    Posted: 30 Nov 13

    hey do u know that boers are not 100 percent white anything can happen

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  4.   jlove41 says:
    Posted: 16 Apr 13

    There is a movie called "Skin" it's based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. Incredible, powerful movie that will take you through the emotions of this woman dealing with her skin color. I felt sad and angry for the character. She prevails in the end but the suffering she goes through because she was born into white society with dark skin. If you want to see a true store of the exact issue we are talking about here, then you got see this movie. jlove207

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    • neena206 says:
      Posted: 22 Jun 13

      i love that movie...yes she did prevail at the end and her father loved her so so much. her brother was protective of her also. great movie

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      • Dpost5280 says:
        Posted: 23 Sep 13

        Except I didn't understand why the brother wouldn't talk to her in the end. I think he couldn't fathom, after all the family did to declare her white, that she chose to be "black." It seemed they all felt like they equally were discriminated against, but really didn't understand what she had to endure...

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  5. Posted: 15 Mar 13

    Words hurt more than knives,..Questions and things people say should be checked before being altered..Some people are selfish and can use words to influence anything,even destroy a relationship,.But regardless,no body should breakup cus of words from a family member,I won't be marrying my lady for my parents or friends or whoever,But cus I love...

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  6.   Silverdante says:
    Posted: 06 Feb 13

    Conclusion, Nearly all Americans are mixed in one way or the other. Which makes the fuss over races seem even more pointless than it already is.

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  7.   TheCJ says:
    Posted: 31 Oct 12

    I'd speculate that at some point in time after the tower of babel we had language changes and along with that in my speculation you get a number of break offs of certain numbers of people which all inter-breed and with a number of factors and tribes moving to different continents you get a distinguishable looking difference as they moved to the outer edge of the gene pool. Perhaps Some of us are merely re-accumulating the original genetic information back to the gene pool which might be healthier too. Also I'd like to mention in numbers Chapter 12 Moses was given an Ethiopian wife and as some of he's family members spoke badly against Moses for it they had gotten smitten with leprosy until they repented. God is not a respector of persons and he's word teaches us that we will be given the same measure of judgement that we give others. The Gospel is to be preached to every creature Mar_16:15; also, I don't believe most of that Darwin crap they teach our kids in school either, which is just another religion that is highly arguable in scientific circles anyways.

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  8.   raynecloude says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 12

    For anything that thinks she was creeping, check out the movie Skin 2008. It's based on a true story of a black girl born from two white parents during apartheid in Africa. It's not a common occurrence but it definitely happens.

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    • raynecloude says:
      Posted: 20 Sep 12

      anyone*

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      • Silverdante says:
        Posted: 06 Feb 13

        Yeah I saw that movie, sad thing is that she did end up distancing herself from her parents. Cause her parents wanted her to be white so badly, of course she was never accepted in SA during apartheid. Sad story actually.

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  9.   shaggy17 says:
    Posted: 05 Sep 12

    I read a comment n i wana set something straight, if a person is born in America and is of african decent they are not African, they are American, the African americans were the people brought from africa to america, not dissing on them or anything hell abraham lincoln is one of my great grand uncles but the whole racial categorizing thing needs to be thrown out for the sake of not only understanding but respect, one of the great rules about America is that if you're born here you are automatically a native citizen by law no matter what skin color, sure people take advantage of that and it may need to be tweaked a bit to prevent that but the principle still stands n it would move things along faster if race wasnt divided by the past, sure its not as much as it used to be but the fact that it still is today is bullcrap. *now is the part where we all hold hands and sing* lol XD

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    • Eam60 says:
      Posted: 15 Jun

      I agree with you shaggy17, i dare some one to call me African American. I was born here in the US. My sister did a geneaology book on our whole family and found relative that were white and Indian...all born her in the US dating back to 1801. All people should stand up for their rights, do not let the ruling class of America put you in a BOX. Applications ask that stupid question...I cross that crap out and put American. My children put Bi-racial.

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    • sokfenah says:
      Posted: 19 Aug

      OMG-- about time someone caught on..I have been thinking the same ext thing. I'm not from hear but it is extremely disturbing to refer to ever person of color as African...leave the damn past where it belongs in the past. This country will never have racial harmony as long as, it continues to categorize people by color. If you were born here you are American. If you are naturalize then you can be whatever your Country is and American or just plain naturalize American. We are human beings of various shape size and color, the amount of melanin in one skin should not destine a person to be categorized as inferior... Solution: start a petition to get the racial labels and categories removed permanently form ALL forms census and applications. It would be the first step to once and for all neutralizing the tension and inequality that is still be perpetuated and acknowledging each other for who we are....human beings, Americans....

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  10.   dave_74 says:
    Posted: 28 Jul 12

    This reminds me of a youtube vid about 2 yrs ago about a Nigerian couple in the UK that had a white baby.

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  11.   Lolo says:
    Posted: 12 Jul 12

    People just need to look beyond ethnic, were all humans for goodness sake. So what if a white mother white father black baby or if it's the other way around all children need love. Just raise the child with morals and stability.

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  12.   shotgun007 says:
    Posted: 12 Jul 12

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    Posted: 19 Jun 12

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  14.   JRJ64 says:
    Posted: 31 May 12

    My grandmother on my mother side was half white(scottish) her husband was predominantly african and their 14 children were a rainbow of colours from very dark to white with curly hair and blue-grey eyes. My daughter whose father is a very dark brown almost black and my dark chocolate complexion my daughter was born white in colour but with an afro and african features and everyone doubted that he was her father, but thank god he had all the symptoms for the pregnancy and he even knew before me i was pregnant but she did get darker as she got older. To this day all of my mother grand-children are white at birth then change colour as they get older. Just remember God made us in his own image and likeness so to him we all look the same but because of our disobedience to him we see each other as different, get your bible and read about the Tower Of Babel where the difference in "man" really began.

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  15.   Chrisix9 says:
    Posted: 04 May 12

    I would simply get a DNA test. I think my wife would understand my concern if she gave birth to a baby of another race. I mean what more of a clue would a man need. It's one thing if it It doesnt like me, but if its black then I would have to investigate infidelity. I think it is possible for a white woman to give birth to a baby that looks like another race. It depends on what kind of relatives are in her lineage.

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  16. Posted: 15 Feb 12

    I once new a young lady that had straight blond hair and blue eyes and to me looked white but she identified herself as black because her mothers father was black. Her family believed that if you had any black ancestors that you were black. I thought it was wierd. Both her parents looked white to me but when her mother spoke she had a deep tone. The same deep tone that distinguishes a lot of AA. It was amusing. A lot of people who didn't know her parents thought she was just crazy.

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  17.   Root58 says:
    Posted: 27 Nov 11

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    • Robby2u says:
      Posted: 18 Feb 12

      Neosoulistic, I feel where you are coming from on that and understand the others too, but let me add that the races has been mixing for along time now, which means that genetics play a huge roll in the outcome of the child. It is very possible that this can happen when you are looking at a white father that have received a dominant AA gene from his black multi-great grandfather that no one knows about until the baby is born. the white mother thinks she's with a 100% white man because that's the way things look. Then they produce this beautiful dark skinned baby. Now questions are lifted high in the air! On the other hand, if the gene present the aa - which means its a recessive or weak gene look for the baby to come out looking much like the parents or you will not have much color. People have been questioning this theory for years now but lets face it, this is no longer a theory. Im still studing healthcare, God is truly amazing!

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    • Silverdante says:
      Posted: 06 Feb 13

      I think both your theory and the one drop rule are equally retarded, no offense. When will people just understand that labeling anyone as anything is detrimental to their individualism. Yet everyone does it and some even want to be labeled.

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  18.   Valora says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 11

    Race is very fluid. My cousins are br-racial. One looks very white with dark blond kinky hair, bronze skin tones, and somewhat african features. Her little sister is much darker and is usually recognized as black. White people almost never realize her sister is mixed too. And it's led to her being severely insulted a few times. One example, she meets her white boyfriend's family for the first time. The mother says we're so glad that Blank, is going out with you and some black girl. After a moment of stunned silence, she replied actually my father is black and so am I. That relationship disintegrated shortly afterwards.

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    Posted: 03 Oct 11

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    • Silverdante says:
      Posted: 06 Feb 13

      It is simply hilarious that the one person that understands this article, is being thumbed down out of view. LMAO It's like this forum is a mini version of the real world :). Anyway kudos to you man, for actually reading the article correctly!

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  20.   True2Myself says:
    Posted: 03 Oct 11

    This is very true and natural in many families. I have experienced this in my family as well. Our great-great grandfather was a slave owner and did the same thing. We have cousins that turned out to be like that except for the eyes. Scientifically, it is just the way the gene pool chooses to select the DNA strands to make that person. I always tell people to be careful who you choose a prejudice against because you may have some of the same blood in you. For years I always wondered why I was attracted to white men and now I have my answer. Glad things turned out in your family's favor Peace.

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    • Silverdante says:
      Posted: 06 Feb 13

      I find it quite a stretch to atribute your attraction for white men to your grand grand father being white. In that line of reasoning, shouldn't we all be attracted to each other, since if you go back far enough we ALL share the same ancestors? Why can't people just like another race because... well, they just like them?

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  21.   Peace says:
    Posted: 24 Sep 11

    Folks, I am black and my wife is black. We have a baby who was born white--pale skin, blue eyes and all that. I hit the ceiling, accusing my wife to have had an affair with a white man. I pressured for DNA of this child. Well, it turned out, my DNA matched with the DNA of the child. Explanation, I had completed forgotten the story my mother told us that her great-great-great grand father was a white slaver on the Atlantic African coast. Along the line he had a child with one of slave African women. The gene in between the generations became dormant, and it resurfaced on my child. End of the story. I accepted it. From this it is also possible that a white man married to a white woman can have a black baby.

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  22. Posted: 10 Aug 11

    Its a shame that in 2011 we all still have to be reminded that we are all people enterwined, the human race only branched out, is why we look different but at the same time similar. And people of color may we be African American, Latin, Native American, Carribean, Middle easteren, south American, even European are all different shades of features from the lightest to the darkest. Even before the civil war ended American slavery-and in most cases afterward as well, we had African American people everywhere in and out the U.S. who look caucasian engaging in the life and opportunities their darkskin relitives and fellow AA's could not because they did not blend in-colorwise. So why is it so surprising? It shouldnt be we all been mixing since the beginning, consensually and against our will - worldwide. Intergrating still happended and is the human race history.

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  23. Posted: 19 Jul 11

    Yes, it is possible... African is the motherland and out of Africa comes many nationalities.. Even the darkest couples can produce a complexion whiter than white..That is Albino.. so is not that possible. What's in those genes will eventually show up in future generations.

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  24.   Gella55 says:
    Posted: 01 Jun 11

    Wow , then am in big trouble if all this is true, that a two whites cant have a black baby ,!!!! the women cheat, first let me say am from JAMAICA ,in the Caribbean my Grant father Caucasian Jewish by the way , grandmother Cuban mix light skin so all my mother sibling light skin curly hair , my father very dark mother gave birth to 8 children mix complexion , I got dad color mom hair . Nine years ago i gave birth to a baby boy Samuel his dad Jewish pale -pale skin guy before he tan he turn red , FYI ,Samuel came out looking 100% white , and he is not albino either , if the lady cheat i left the hospital with the wrong child , NO ONE THINK he is mine , they think I am the nanny ,

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  25. Posted: 29 May 11

    They might try getting their DNA tested. I'd also like to add something about my own lineage. I'm supposed to be Irish/Scotch-Irish on my dad's side, German/Dutch on my mother's. So, why do some people in my family have squinted eyes and high cheek-bones? I grew up in an area where a lot of people havesome Native American in their backgrounds. Parts of my family were supposed to have been amongst early settlers of whom some number were said to have inter-married with local Indians And a question for Kanzan. Although rare, why do a few people have two different colored eyes?

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  26.   traye22 says:
    Posted: 20 Apr 11

    Ok at first when I read the comments I started to agree with others, maybe the mom did cheat, but if DNA testing confirms that the child is indeed by the white father, then we have to listen to what the author said about the mother. We tend to forget that many white skinned African-Americans passed during the late 1800's and early 1900's. The author indicated that Dana doesn't know anything about her family tree and so it possible that she thinks she is white but has some African American DNA in her lineage.

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  27.   ode2you says:
    Posted: 03 Apr 11

    I just read about the nigerian baby. You would think dna on both parents would show some European blood in their backgrounds. Why haven't we been told about that in the articles?

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  28.   Amonkhan says:
    Posted: 07 Mar 11

    PS, it was confirmed via DNA that the Nigerian Baby was not Albino.

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  29.   Amonkhan says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 11

    Ignorance is bliss. Last year in the UK, A Black couple from Nigeria had a totally white baby, down to the blond hair and blue eyes. When they did the DNA check, it was indeed their baby. and now the scientific community is going back to look over their books. Is this how the other races and ethnic groups began? Was there a latent DNA strand that was no longer dormant? We will have to wait and see. We are beginning to see that nothing is impossible, just highly improbable. V/r Amonkhan

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  30.   belle10 says:
    Posted: 06 Mar 11

    Maybe people need to understand that just within the Black race there is so much diversity in features. In Africa alone there are very light-skinned people who have totally no white lineage. It is common to see even within the same family, children having different tones in their skin color, it's all beautiful and no one even thinks it's a big deal.

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  31.   intoxicate says:
    Posted: 11 Feb 11

    can you say DNA test ?

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  32.   EASYMINT says:
    Posted: 10 Nov 10

    well, after reading thru all these comments, I have come to realize that people still doubt the wonders of God. I have seen people of total black background giving birth to white baby. They are commonly called Albinos. So for me, actually, some people find it totally strange for these things to happen but lets think of how we all came about today... Can you tell me what color of Man God created first in the begining? How come we have Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, every one with distinctive futures.. How come we have black and white people today...was anyone cheating on anyone byt then????? I added a photo for you to see on my profile...a black guy and his girl have a white daughter..

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    Posted: 08 Oct 10

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  34.   bijourex says:
    Posted: 08 Sep 10

    Maybe they adopted :)

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  35.   traeauk says:
    Posted: 18 Aug 10

    this happened in the Uk too a nigerian couple had a blonde blue eyed baby, so it IS possible

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  36. Posted: 17 Aug 10

    What a bunch of naive people! The lady got nailed by a black man and 9 months later...out comes a mixed baby! Geez! What a bunch of dummies!!!

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    • lattelady says:
      Posted: 14 Sep 11

      @traeauk....I read that article in ref. to the Nigerian couple from the UK...the baby was sooo adorable and she was blond haired, and blue-eyed! Amazing story! Genetics are amazing. I find especially interesting in AA. I'm a teacher at a school where 90% of the student body is black. I'm always amazed and often times taken aback by some the students that stroll through the doors. One student in particular, she is very brown, but has sea blue eyes? Both of her parents are black, very brown. Amazing! As the author stated, racial purity is rare.

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  37.   Hahaha says:
    Posted: 10 Aug 10

    For gods sake, cant you see this is a novel and it is made to have a selling point. This is pure marketing and people buying this book will only be doing so because of the controversy. There is no peer reviewed research supporting that two caucasian people can have a negroid child, sorry. The true fact is that the wife cheated on the father and cuckolded him with a black brother. Nothing wrong, the woman forgot to take the birth control pill and wanted to experience blackness, move on. Of course, baring in mind whether the story is actually real or just made up with the purpose of selling (which I am going to venture to say that is what it really is). Regards.

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  38.   WHURR says:
    Posted: 27 Jul 10

    @Dude Hmmm ... your black 'friends' wanted to go to KFC?? Hmmmmm??? Where you from Vermont or Wyoming?

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  39.   WOW says:
    Posted: 27 Jul 10

    And the most simplelest QUESTION I have to ask to all the naysayers is this.....DO YOU THINK THE HUSBAND WAS THERE WHEN SHE GAVE BIRTH??? DONT YOU THINK HE WAS I MEAN ALL WHITE MEN STICK BY THEIR WIVES. SO dont you think he saw the baby come out of his wifes VAGINA??? COme on people.Use your heads..On a lighter note..Read more books..start with a book on CONFIRMATION BIAS.

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  40.   Dude says:
    Posted: 25 Jul 10

    "Racial Purity is REALLY rare!" I laughed so hard at that. I'm white, but these white people seem really really excited about this lol The reason its funny is because I think there's some over politically correct racist overtones going on here. It bugs me when I watch videos like this, its almost like these women would look to their left and have a klan member sitting there nodding, "Yeah, racial purity is really rare indeed." It kinda is sad that there are in fact different races, the color of your skin doesn't make you better or worse than someone else, but it is the CONCEPT of being different that is so dangerous. Being white, I used to be so scared of joking about any other race for fear of backlash, being with black friends and them saying something very stereotypical like, "Let's go to KFC!" I wanted to laugh about it, but I was too scared to. Later on when I realized that it didn't matter, they were joking with me as well, when I would talk about relationships they'd make crude jokes about penis size : P Really, being TOO politically correct in my eyes is a sign of fear of people of other races, and is a tell for true racists.

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  41.   Breno says:
    Posted: 25 Jul 10

    both my parents are white English, but I am Irish. This caused a great deal of distress for my family. Fortunately, by three I had lost the accent and appear English now. Genetics will throw many spanners in family machines as our communities become more mixed. If we all work together we can all mix and become a rainbow world. Be good and Happy B

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  42.   Bill says:
    Posted: 24 Jul 10

    Israel TODAY has Laws of Jewish Only Marriage! 'The white women must cohabit with members of the dark races, white men with black women. Thus the white race will disappear, for mixing the dark with the white means the end of the white man, our most dangerous enemy will become a memory. We shall embark upon an era of 10,000 years of peace & plenty, Pax Judaica, and our Race will Rule undisputed over the world. Our superior intelligence will easily enable us to retain Mastery over a world of Dark peoples.' -Rabbi Rabinovich Page 106, 1958

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    • ode2you says:
      Posted: 03 Apr 11

      Leave the Jews alone. The are not a religion of racist nut jobs. They are mixing all over the world.

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  43.   Daddio says:
    Posted: 23 Jul 10

    You may call it reaching back, genetics, recessive genes, albino etc. The fact is we all came from one source. For those who are appreciative of biblical absolutes; Adam and Eve were our orgin, God formed Adam from the dust of the earth and breathe into his nostril the bread of life and man became a living soul. He took a rib from Adam and made Eve (Bible, KJV Genesis 1:26,27;2:7,21-25)The bible is not a science book; however, it validates some scientific discoveries within its pages. Mankind as the bible calls us has the propensity or the genetic predisposition to produce any of the groups, subgroups or races as science choose to categorise us (european, asian, african,native america). I am not surprised that this has happened. It is there in the blood. Because of the mixing of the groups, some may relegate it to the appearance of a recessive gene and that may be so in some small way. I choose to rest my case on the word of God that I consider the absolute authority for the creation of mankind and the ability within each gene pool the ability to produce any group. It may not be the active gene or dominant gene, nonetheless it is apart of the whole and perfectly normal for a white couple to have a black baby or a black couple to have a white baby without any kind of sexual promiscuity on the part of either party of the respective couples.

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  44.   Fabaceae says:
    Posted: 23 Jul 10

    I THINK SHE MADE LOVE WITH A BROTHER BUT HERE MAN DONT KNOW ,LOL

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  45.   NOPLAYER says:
    Posted: 23 Jul 10

    @ Maria According to genetics black genes are dominate and white genes are recessive. Dominate genes can produce recessive genes but recessive genes cant produce dominate genes. It possible for a very dark skinned couple to produce a very light/almost white looking child or an albino. When two white people have a child that child naturally comes out looking 100% white, if both parent's bllodline is free of any non white ancestry. When whites mate with any non white person that child comes out with some color regardless if one parent is an Asian, Native American, or Hispanic, you can see some color in the child, be it the darker hair or dark colored eyes. Try reading any book by Gregor Mendel because he is the father of the modern study of genetics.

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  46.   Coco says:
    Posted: 22 Jul 10

    To Afro White Husband + White Wife = White Baby (can still be someone else and not the husband's kid --- that is more likely to happen). Should the husband still get his shot gun out? Recessive genes and dominant genes has nothing to do with black genes are dominant than white ones. Our DNA is very complex and the mechanics of how everything function and why is yet to be fully understood. ...two parents with brown eyes can have a child with blue eyes... ...and to all the others please take a class in genetics before opening your mouths.

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  47.   Coco says:
    Posted: 22 Jul 10

    Yes the black couple does not know of any immediate family history of a white ancestor but this can be at anytime in their genetic history 3 generations or 20 generations, so how would they know unless someone kept a detailed records. I think that everyone should have their DNA mapped in order to understand their body. One can prevent certain disease from developing by adapting their diet, life style and their environment for example with that information. This planet is millions of years old, the human gene maybe even older so all is possible. Just remember that most of us have 2 eyes, 2 upper limbs, 2 lower limps, 1 heart... but at times someone is born with out something or with an extra something so lets get our head out of our asses and evolve by learning and keeping an open mind to possibilities...

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  48.   Eddie says:
    Posted: 22 Jul 10

    what id like to know is why people give this so much thought is this subject really important come on! this is ridiculous race is a social construct invented by people. we are all the same the united states really brainwashed people into believing that were different races this is all political, trying to divide us as human beings we are children of are creator wether its god or evolution we are all struck from the same mold. we just changed through time plus chemicals like carbon an melanin cause skin complection to change color. we have differnt cultures but we are the same, look up the word race online in wikipedia the difference in genes is less than 1% I for one dont believe in this race i just wish we could stop acting like were from different palnets and notice the similarities that we have we have the smae organs breath the same air we can reproduce with each other so what the hell! WE ARE THE SAME HOMO SAPIENS i wish a modernised martin luther king would reincarnate and show the world that we are all brothers and sister Screw DNA i hope i get through to somebody at least one person please if u agree spread the word i hate all this racial crap i wish i live to see the day where we dont even remember race at least teach your kids so we have a better future.

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  49.   Kanzan says:
    Posted: 22 Jul 10

    A little lesson in genetics from a triple-major-graduate (simplified explanation): B = Brown Eyes (dominant and over-expresses) b = blue eyes (recessive and under-expresses) We all carry 1 gene from each parent ( 2 genes ) So: BB= Brown ; Bb = Brown; bb = blue Notice, though, that if you have 2 brown eyed people that they could both be: Bb and Bb ~ they are both brown eyed but are carrying the recessive gene for blue eyes. So, through recombination: BB + Bb = (possibilitites) BB (Brown) or Bb (brown) or bb (blue) Its a little more complicated than the above explanation, but it gives you insight. The above explanation does not account for mutations and the complexities of mult-gene-expressions required for a seemingly simple trait. Class dismissed... ~W

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  50.   David says:
    Posted: 21 Jul 10

    White Husband + White Wife = Black Baby & Black Husband + Black Wife = White Baby(from BBC News) So God is magic.

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    • natural1only says:
      Posted: 08 Jan 11

      your crazy it does not add up b bb Bb! brown and blue! I'm all for genetics but this thing about brown and blue does not add up, not smart at all. Lets just let the experts do the genetics (smile).

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      • MadamePrez says:
        Posted: 06 Mar 11

        Giiiiiiirl, did you hear about the british twins? Mom and dad are mixed (black and white) but they have twins-- one black one white. True story. The Lord works in mysterious ways ^.^

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