More on The White Baby Born to Black Parents

Submitted by: madest 7 years ago in

And it"s not an albino?!?!
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Male 594
In the case of little Nmachi, Ben, you are NOT the father!
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Male 2,510
That baby it quite clearly albino.
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Female 855
that kid is an albino. besides, most black kids have light skin that darkens in a few weeks after birth.
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Male 729
"the only different between african-american and caucasian skin is the gene that puts out the amount of melanin"

No. There`s more difference than a single gene between my skin color and the skin color of my brother. There`s about 5 gene pairs inherited per parent (give or take, depending on race). The combined 10 gene pairs have thousands of combinations that can alter the appearance of skin.
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Male 12,365
[quote]the only different between african-american and caucasian skin is the gene that puts out the amount of melanin. which i thought was just a single gene,[/quote]

No, it`s not that simple.

Which is a good summary of genetics, really. Find an answer, look in more detail and find that it`s not that simple.

If I recall correctly, about a dozen genes are involved in human skin colour. At least, that`s what is currently thought. It probably isn`t that simple.
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Male 1,184
...andy, have you ever seen Michael Jackson when he was younger?

He`s quite definitely black.
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Female 584
Not albino huh? well she sure as hello don`t look mixed either...but hey who am I to say, my husband and I are both black but our son has sandy blond-reddish hair. I guess genetics is screwy...
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Female 101
the only different between african-american and caucasian skin is the gene that puts out the amount of melanin. which i thought was just a single gene, so if you have a mutation in that gene wich happens = not very often but mutations do happen. and then the difference in types of hair is just ammounts of hydrogen bonds making it kink or straighten which i thought was a single gene too. along with the blond hair. so the baby getting all of these mutations is quite random, but thats why this baby is the first one weve heard of and was such a great news story i suppose. because you can see different features from both of the parents. have they done a paternity test to prove it?
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Male 296
Michael Jackson reincarnation.
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Male 1,678
She danged a white man, mystery solved.
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Female 94
This sort of thing can just happen. I still don`t see the big deal over this. Two people whose genetic makeup gave them dark hair, dark eyes, and dark skin had a baby whose genetic makeup gave him/her lite hair, eyes, and skin.
Basically, people are in an up-roar because two people bumped uglies and pushed out a kid.
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Male 138
It is a very slim genetic chance that this happened. But still possible. Light skin and blonde hair are recessive. If both parents have these genes, it is a possibility random freak occurance for this to happen.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Well,something is up with the genetics with the baby that are responsible for production of Melanin in the hair and skin. Not necessarily Albinism but some other disorder.[/quote]

Hundreds of millions of people have skin that sort of colour - is it still a disorder when it`s that common?

I`d assumed that the lightening of skin in humans as an adaptation to a northern climate took place over a long time, a lightening from generation to generation, but that`s just my assumption. Maybe it happened like this and flourished because it was useful there and then and/or because it was for some reason considered highly desirable. If it did happen this suddenly back then, that that person would have stood out a mile.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Jesus people.....Vitiligo...`nuff said[/quote]

Over all of her body from birth? Is that possible?
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Male 12,365
[quote]She could be a black-albino mix?[/quote]

It doesn`t work that way. Albinism is a recessive genetic disorder. You either have it or you don`t. No half measures.

It would be possible for both her parents to be carrying the gene for albinism (it`s recessive, so they could each have one copy without any effects) and thus possible for them to have an albino child, but it`s been repeatedly stated that this isn`t what has happened. You can test for albinism - I assume that`s been done as it`s been repeatedly stated that she doesn`t have it.
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Male 2,700
Jesus people.....Vitiligo...`nuff said
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Male 141
I admit it... ...I impregnated that woman.
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Male 8,302
"Honey, before we go on all the Talk Shows and become millionaires from appearance fees, tell me honestly... you dratted a Honkie didn`t you?"

"Well duuuuuuh..."

"Thought so. You think the TV shows will fall for it still?"

"Well duuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhh..."
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Female 2
This isn`t the first time this has happened. A few years ago a black couple had 2 children and both of them are white. Apparantly they both had a white relatives in there past.
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Male 25,417
no contest!
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Female 446
Mother nature is weird sometimes but i believe that this baby is actually the fruit of the mom and dad in this article. Genes...it`s all in the genes iz thinks.....
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Female 1,894
jerry springer....
paternity testtt!!!
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Male 113
Well,something is up with the genetics with the baby that are responsible for production of Melanin in the hair and skin. Not necessarily Albinism but some other disorder. Not very mysterious beyond that. Yep,recessive genes and all that.
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2,767
MJ is back.....
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Male 3
OMG it`s Michael Jackson backwards!
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Male 542
[email protected] love that movie.
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Male 394
"Its a form of evolution. Africans are starting to turn themselves white to blend in and be more successful in the modern world. Darwin was right!
We will be seeing more and more of this in the future."

You, sir, are rather retarded. Unless you`re being sarcastic.
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Male 39,525
It`s like Steve Martin in "The Jerk".

"I was born a poor black child" lol
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Male 730
"She`s got my hair" "Shut up bitch!" ha
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Female 327
Whatever it is, it`s an adorable baby.
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Male 78
meep, it`s not albino. it says so in the tagline for one, but albinos don`t have colored irises, either. and windy, lots of babies are born blonde. it`s not strange at all.
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Male 113
Well,something is up with the genetics with the baby that are responsible for production of Melanin in the hair and skin. Not necessarily Albinism but some other disorder. Not very mysterious beyond that. Yep,recessive genes and all that.
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Male 222
Its a form of evolution. Africans are starting to turn themselves white to blend in and be more successful in the modern world. Darwin was right!
We will be seeing more and more of this in the future.
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Male 533
She could be a black-albino mix?
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Male 2,593
and now he`s raising my kid
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Female 1,589
I think for a baby to have blond hair is really odd.
I`m a blond, but it didn`t start showing until I was a few months old. I was born with BLACK hair, that slowly started to lighten.
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Male 6,694
Maby its an albino baby.
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Male 349
It`s rare but has happened before, it`s just a genetic throwback unearthing hidden recessive genes that both the parents had. Basic understanding of genetics shows that it is more than possible, it just requires the right combination of parents who have hidden recessive genes in their DNA and the right genetic ordering of the sperm and egg.
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Female 728
If each parent had even a distant ancestor who was white, it would allow this to happen because recessive genes can sometimes remain hidden for many generations. It would be extremely unlikely, but it could happen. However, neither parent is aware of white heritage (though there is still a slight possibility of it), so this is less likely to be the case.

The other thing that could happen is genetic mutation. Blond and red hair both often come in combination with fair skin. It is possible that the child received a genetic mutation that caused hair and skin to be fair. I don`t remember seeing what her eye color is, though, and if that is blue or green, this child simply has the unlikeliest concatenation of genetics.
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Male 2,700
Once again I would like to highlight the fact that this baby is probably the product of Vitiligo...its real, it happens....And this is probably an example. Vitiligo babies are NOT considered albino. Yet the affliction can effect the eyes, skin color annd hair. Though this seems a very extreme case.

And Spermbubble...a cure for what? Being human??? Maybe we need a cure for your bigotry
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Male 427
@RPossum
If she`s not albino, he still wouldn`t be white cause the mother is black, it doesn`t really matter who the father is. Also, she`s blonde, it`s practically impossible for that to happen.
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Male 801
Are you serious `SPERMBUBBLE`?!
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Male 660
Before people saw its the sun so isnt true
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10697682

BBC write up of the article
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Male 2,345
someone`s missing a baby!
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Male 40,277
Well, sometimes white folks have black babies. One couple had twins, one white, one black (YES same father! lolz!) so go figure!
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Male 125
OH MY GOD! They found a cure!!
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Female 5
C`mon guys, its genetics.... the gene that should have made the baby`s skin dark was switched or mutated to make the its skin white.
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Male 1,122
Need genetics test to prove he`s the father.
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Male 4,867
inb4 all the dumbass comments along the lines of "its the sun, nothing in it is true!"
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Male 7,378
Link: More on The White Baby Born to Black Parents [Rate Link] - And it`s not an albino?!?!
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