Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mixed Doubles


Nobody messed with your color settings on your computer. Kian and Remee are fraternal twin sisters. Kian was born black and Remee was born white. The parents of the girls are each of mixed race with both having a white mother and a black father. Geneticists have concluded that the odds of this type of birth occurring from this type of coupling are a million to one.

I would imagine that sociologists will be keeping a close eye on these little girls. It seems an excellent opportunity to study just what effect peoples view of race mold our personality and life from a young age.

For more on the story, here is a link to Snopes.com.


I am so proud of myself. Not once in the story did I stray from political correctness, and pose the question. Why didn't they name them after the R&B Group, 'Salt n Pepah.'

25 comments:

Metal Mark said...

Interesting article, Fuzz.

Green Eyes said...

I am proud of you too! Life can be amazing...

Mimi said...

Very interesting! I once saw on tv a black couple who had 2 white children with blonde hair and blue eyes.The dad was suspicious, especially after the 2nd kid. But DNA proved mom was loyal. After some research they discovered that way back in the family they had white ancestors.Funny how genes can lay dormant and then pop up here and there.

Big D said...

But you did say salt n pepah. So don't be to proud.

:P fuzzbox said...

mm: Thanks, I thought so.

green eyes: :)

mimi: I have seen cases like that happen in both directions. Genetics is a strange thing.

big d: It was in small print. Nobody reads small print. I thought your trip started today. You at the airport or what.

Bruce said...

I heard this story the other day. Gonna be an interesting life they'll lead, no doubt.

Tai said...

That's VERY interesting!

phlegmfatale said...

They're very cute girls - I'll bet they'll be gorgeous women. Yes, it will be interesting.

Sherri said...

I'm fascinated by stuff like this. I'm curious how this will affect the girls as they grow up.

:P fuzzbox said...

bruce: I bet that they will receive quite a bit of media attention throughout their life.

tai: Strange but true.

pfatale: They are cuties.

sherri: It is a wonder. How will the teachers and classmates treat them differently if at all?

I am not an ostrich with his head in the sand. I know that racism is still with us today but it seems the race card is being used more and more. These twins and children in similar situations could teach us a lot about how humanity has grown. Are we still intolerent of those who seem different or are we learning to appreciate our diversity?

angel, jr. said...

Genetics is the most interesting subject. I loved studying it during medical school--I hated being tested on it, but I loved listening to the lectures.

Keshi said...

I read abt them Fuzzy...amazing! Almost like they r a msg to all humans - black or white, we r one...

Push it real good...salt n peppa :) Nice one!

Keshi.

cleveland said...

i just wonder if ann knew these people and gave them some pointers just a thought

ella m. said...

That family is going to have to deal with a ton of rude questions for the rest of their lives....which is really sad since the whole different skin tones thing shouldn't matter as much as it does and will later.

siren said...

Amazing. That's the funny thing about the gene pool; it's really a roll of the dice :)

phred said...

A little cream in the coffee ?

RAVEN the PITA said...

Very neat - now ya got me singin Ebony and Ivory Fuxxie :-)

:P fuzzbox said...

angel jr: It is an interesting subject. But somehow I never could really get past the whole monk and the peas bit.

keshi: You are absolutly right.

clevland: :D

ella: The girls will have to deal with a lot from very early on I'm afraid.

siren: It's a crap shoot.

phred: ? indeed.

pita: Didn't even think of that one.

Anelize said...

I have a very good friend who is in a mixed marriage, with 2 daughters. One "tween" and one pre-teen. It's very stressful for my friend at how they handle being mixed. Lot's of angst and issues about which community to identify with. These girls probably won't have those issues--or will they? It will be interesting to watch they grow up.

:P fuzzbox said...

I wonder if one of the girls will have more issues to deal with than the other. And in some cases, Which one?

David Amulet said...

Truly amazing--I wonder why this hasn't had wider play in the media.

-- david

:P fuzzbox said...

I wonder that myself. Perhaps all the speculation regarding why a gay western didn't win an Oscar has pushed it to the back burner.

the weirdgirl said...

I knew a brother and sister once (not twins) where the brother looked very Anglo and the sister looked African. My little 4-yr-old nephew is 3/4 hispanic and came out with bright red hair, courtesy of some of our Irish blood. It's always intersting to see how genetics pop up.

Perplexio said...

I saw that movie back in the 80s. The little blonde girl was played by "Ah-nold" and the little black girl was horribly miscast and was played by Danny DeVito. I thought Carl Weathers would have been a much more suitable choice for that role.

:P fuzzbox said...

What about Gary Coleman? He would work cheap.