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Why Do Biracial People Seldom Look White ?

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Nowadays why is it rare in the U.S. for a biracial person to look white unless they're the child of a celebrity(e.g. Karyn Parsons and Eartha Kitts biracial daughters).I've seen many biracial kids in Houston,TX and my southwest Houston neighborhood some look Hispanic,some are light skin and some are brown skin etc and none could pass for white. Are biracial people with Caucasian phenotypes rare nowadays in the U.S. because whites (except black haired whites e.g. Daniel Pearl and Mariane Pearl and son)seldom procreate with blacks and biracial people that are light skin and light brown skin unless they're celebrities?
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#3 Dec 7, 2009
Just my personal observation but I think when the father is white and the mother black then the children usually look more white. And when father is black and mother white then the children often look more black. Well obviously most bi-racials have black fathers and white mothers. Either way they don't look 100% black either but there is a higher standard for looking "white".

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#5 Dec 9, 2009
truth teller wrote:
Just my personal observation but I think when the father is white and the mother black then the children usually look more white. And when father is black and mother white then the children often look more black. Well obviously most bi-racials have black fathers and white mothers. Either way they don't look 100% black either but there is a higher standard for looking "white".
that's not true Diana Ross' kids Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross, and Lenny Kravitz look black and their fathers are white.

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#6 Dec 9, 2009
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>that's not true Diana Ross' kids Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross, and Lenny Kravitz look black and their fathers are white.
Lenny Kravitz isn't Diana Ross' kid he has a black mother and a white father.
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#7 Dec 9, 2009
No they don't really look black they look mixed. They shape of their faces and bodies look more white to me. Plus they are all light skinned.
Like I said their is a higher standard for looking white so if someone looks even black in the slightest they are considered only to look black.
But this is just in the U.S. In places like Brazil it's the opposite.
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#8 Dec 9, 2009
In fact here is Diana Ross's son for example. I don't see how you can say he just looks black. If anything he looks white with a little bit of black mixed in.

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#9 Dec 10, 2009
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No they don't really look black they look mixed. They shape of their faces and bodies look more white to me. Plus they are all light skinned.
Like I said their is a higher standard for looking white so if someone looks even black in the slightest they are considered only to look black.
But this is just in the U.S. In places like Brazil it's the opposite.
Lenny Kravitz is brown skin not light skin http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/ar... Light skin doesn't make a black or biracial person look biracial.

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#10 Dec 10, 2009
this is the correct link Lenny Kravitz http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/ar...
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#11 Dec 10, 2009
Well let's put it this way...Lenny Kravitz doesn't look like he got plucked out of some tribe from Africa off of National Geographic ok? LOL He indeed does not look black.
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#12 Dec 10, 2009
Lenny looks mixed. Doesn't look black. Doesn't look white. But has features of both.

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#13 Dec 10, 2009
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Well let's put it this way...Lenny Kravitz doesn't look like he got plucked out of some tribe from Africa off of National Geographic ok? LOL He indeed does not look black.
Most bushmen are brown skin not dark skin and the bushmen are indigenous South Africans. No race of people has one skin color all races of people have light skin and dark skin people. Some white people are very pale and some darker.
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#14 Dec 10, 2009
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>Most bushmen are brown skin not dark skin and the bushmen are indigenous South Africans. No race of people has one skin color all races of people have light skin and dark skin people. Some white people are very pale and some darker.
So then a person with darker skin can look White eh?:)

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#15 Dec 10, 2009
truth teller wrote:
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So then a person with darker skin can look White eh?:)
yeah like an Italian or Greek white
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#16 Dec 10, 2009
diane77 wrote:
Nowadays why is it rare in the U.S. for a biracial person to look white unless they're the child of a celebrity(e.g. Karyn Parsons and Eartha Kitts biracial daughters).I've seen many biracial kids in Houston,TX and my southwest Houston neighborhood some look Hispanic,some are light skin and some are brown skin etc and none could pass for white. Are biracial people with Caucasian phenotypes rare nowadays in the U.S. because whites (except black haired whites e.g. Daniel Pearl and Mariane Pearl and son)seldom procreate with blacks and biracial people that are light skin and light brown skin unless they're celebrities?
But if you were out in public and somebody "passed" for white but you didn't know them then how would you know they were biracial? You would just assume they were white.

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#17 Dec 12, 2009
truth is wrote:
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But if you were out in public and somebody "passed" for white but you didn't know them then how would you know they were biracial? You would just assume they were white.
Yes. I've seen many biracial kids and their white mothers or sometimes white fathers in Houston,TX and central southwest Houston,TX and none of the biracial kids could pass for white. None of the biracial kids had a white phenotype.

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#18 Dec 12, 2009
If you're specifically speaking about White and Black bi-racials, its because BLACk is the dominating. That child does take on some White characteristics such as non-kinky hair, but that's usually it.
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#19 Dec 12, 2009
CapriceClassic wrote:
If you're specifically speaking about White and Black bi-racials, its because BLACk is the dominating. That child does take on some White characteristics such as non-kinky hair, but that's usually it.
um...no you're WRONG..their faces and bodies are much more Euro looking and less Negroe...if you disagree then you're BLIND..
When Muhammed Ali fought in Africa even the Africans there said he looked more like a white man than black..

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#20 Dec 12, 2009
CapriceClassic wrote:
If you're specifically speaking about White and Black bi-racials, its because BLACk is the dominating. That child does take on some White characteristics such as non-kinky hair, but that's usually it.
black genes are not always more dominating. Victoria Rowell,Eartha Kitt,and Karyn Parsons daughters look white and their mothers are biracial celebrities and their fathers are white.

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#21 Dec 12, 2009
diane77 wrote:
<quoted text>black genes are not always more dominating. Victoria Rowell,Eartha Kitt,and Karyn Parsons daughters look white and their mothers are biracial celebrities and their fathers are white.
They are characterized has BLACK the dominant gene, not White !!!

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