Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Multiracial Twins Making News for their Color
Has anybody not heard about the German twins making worldwide headlines because one is black and the other white? For those who haven't been following along, here's a recap. On July 11, a Black woman from Ghana, married to a white German man, gave birth in Germany to twin boys. According to the sensationalist headlines, one twin is Black and the other White.
Now here at the Meltingpot you know this piqued our interest. But when I checked out the photos of the adorable little kinder (that's German for kids), I felt duped. Yes, the one baby is definitely a chocolate drop of yummy, who more than likely will get his fare share of stares walking with his daddy in his German homeland. But the other twin, the one everyone is calling "white," is sooo not a paleface. He looks like a mixed child with butterscotch colored skin. Check out the photo above and decide for yourselves.
So why all the hype? According to published reports the hospital staff could not believe their eyes when they saw the dramatically different colored babies born from the same woman. But I think what they really wanted to say, but were afraid of being offensive was, "How the hell did this woman give birth to a super black baby with a white husband?" Because honestly that is the only truly "astounding" thing about these twin boys. You gotta wonder who's lurking in hubby's past. Right?
If you really want to see some different colored twins, check out the photos here.