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More on The White Baby Born to Black Parents

Hits: 24704 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: madest
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anarchsoul
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 590 Posts
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 4:31:56 AM
In the case of little Nmachi, Ben, you are NOT the father!

h0ax_d3m0n
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2534 Posts
Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:24:01 PM
That baby it quite clearly albino.

fnkychkn
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 862 Posts
Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:28:05 AM
that kid is an albino. besides, most black kids have light skin that darkens in a few weeks after birth.

PopCap
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 387 Posts
Sunday, July 25, 2010 7:41:29 AM
"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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Saturday, July 24, 2010 6:03:57 PM
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,


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.

Siyanor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1456 Posts
Saturday, July 24, 2010 5:54:08 PM
...andy, have you ever seen Michael Jackson when he was younger?

He's quite definitely black.

Satkela
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 586 Posts
Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:53:42 AM
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...

sculptress
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 101 Posts
Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:50:29 AM
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?

andybme
Male, 50-59, Western US
 296 Posts
Saturday, July 24, 2010 6:56:44 AM
Michael Jackson reincarnation.

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1644 Posts
Saturday, July 24, 2010 6:07:05 AM
She danged a white man, mystery solved.

izzielee
Female, 18-29, Western US
 94 Posts
Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:02:23 AM
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.

neosophist
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 137 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 10:44:41 PM
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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 8:24:56 PM
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.


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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 8:15:42 PM
Jesus people.....Vitiligo...'nuff said


Over all of her body from birth? Is that possible?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 8:14:30 PM
She could be a black-albino mix?


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.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 7:51:57 PM
Jesus people.....Vitiligo...'nuff said

-LuckyDucky-
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 141 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 6:03:13 PM
I admit it... ...I impregnated that woman.

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 5:21:27 PM
"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..."

chipmunkgirl
Female, 30-39, Canada
 2 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 3:14:56 PM
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.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24108 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 3:07:53 PM
no contest!

PUDDING1961
Female, 40-49, Canada
 440 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 2:34:44 PM
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.....

MountainBord
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1898 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 2:34:31 PM
jerry springer....
paternity testtt!!!

jg0nz
Male, 18-29, Western US
 113 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 1:45:17 PM
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.

skypirate
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1983 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 1:38:38 PM
MJ is back.....

half
Male, 13-17, Europe
 4 Posts
Friday, July 23, 2010 1:32:00 PM
OMG it's Michael Jackson backwards!

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