July 21, 2010
Written by Rachel · Filed Under Curiosity
8 Responses to “Black Parents Give Birth to White, Non-Albino Baby (Video)”
Skin colour aside, I believe this case to be human error, a mix up of the babies. I have seen the interview – the mother did not witness the actual birth as there is no indication from what she said that she did so. Further white skin / semi albino genetics does not account for the lack of ‘afro hair’
Structure of African hair
There are differences across ethnicity in the structure, density, and growth rate of hair. With regards to structure, all human hair has the same basic chemical composition in terms of keratin protein content. However, Franbourg et al. have found that Black hair may differ in the distribution of lipids throughout the hair shaft. Afro-textured hair was not as densely concentrated as other phenotypes. Specifically, the average density of Afro-textured hair was found to be approximately 190 hairs per square centimeter. This was significantly lower than that of Caucasian hair, which, on average, produces approximately 227 hairs per square centimeter. Further, Loussourarn found that Afro-textured hair grows at an average rate of approximately 256 micrometers per day, while that of Caucasians grows at approximately 396 micrometers per day. In addition, due to a phenomenon called ‘shrinkage’, Afro-textured hair that is a given length when stretched straight can appear much shorter when allowed to naturally coil upon itself. Shrinkage is most evident when Afro-hair is (or has recently been) wet.
i hope racist idiots will shut their faces from now on
We know from all scientific evidence that Hom Sapiens Sapiens evolved in Africa, and spread through the Middle East to Asia and Europe. Natural selection allowed “white” humans to survive the colder climate of Europe. It’s not outside the realm of possibility that this child is a mutation of exactly the same sort that produced Caucasians in the first place.
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this goes to show the existence of GOD. the God who makes everything possible.
THERE IS GOD
How would this be a mix-up? This is far less likely to be a mix-up than if the baby’s looked very similar. That would mean you have a white family going home with black baby down the hall.
I think it’s just an outlier case in the gene lottery. Chance.
there is also a possibility that this man might not be the father, how do 2 black people give birth to a white, blonde & blue eyed baby? otherwise there was a mistake at the hospital, they should just go & make a DNA test
It seems to me that this is rare evidence of convergent evolution. The blacks are finally evolving into whites.
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