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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 2:23PM #1
Erey
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 Very interesting story.  This couple from Nigeria - gave birth to a white baby.


www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/30609...


I realize the Sun is not the best example of british journalism but they are typically not liars.


This is pretty interesting when you see the close up picture of the baby and then the rest of the family. 

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 3:42PM #2
Bezant
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Jul 20, 2010 -- 2:23PM, Erey wrote:


 Very interesting story.  This couple from Nigeria - gave birth to a white baby.


www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/30609...


I realize the Sun is not the best example of british journalism but they are typically not liars.


This is pretty interesting when you see the close up picture of the baby and then the rest of the family. 





Yeah, it's not, and they are sensationalists, but its not more tosh than the Lohan thread. For God knows why you've made no religious references whatsoever. Suspicious. I can't find 'em. And obviously there's no chance you're black. That's just reading too deeply into sh*t.


It's not the first story I've heard of this happening. Sandra Laing was legally Coloured in Apartheid South Africa, born to legally White parents:


abagond.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/sandra-...

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 3:48PM #3
Erey
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That is interseting Bezant.  That South African girl.

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 4:09PM #4
Christianlib
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To paraphrase an old Southern saying:  "Sounds like there's a Scandinavian in the kindling supply."

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 4:10PM #5
appy20
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It is not unheard of.  Secondly, from an evolutionary standpoint, we all came from a common black ancestor.   In order for white people to ever show up in the gene pool, that ancestor had to have a recessive white gene.   

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 4:12PM #6
Christianlib
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Appy is right.


Genetically speaking, white-skinned folks are the mutants in the human race.

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 4:14PM #7
rangerken
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Will the child have good, loving parents? Will the parents take good care of and love the child? If the answer to both is yes, then as far as I'm concerned, case closed...and all the best to that family!


Ken

Libertarian, Conservative, Life member of the NRA and VFW
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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 5:20PM #8
Erey
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In that article they reference another white/black baby situation where the couple was mixed race and one twin looked very black and the other looked mixed race.  The media declared one white and one black twin, but I did not think that was very remarkable at the time.


 


This is wild, I am a bit fascinated. 

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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 7:59PM #9
Iwantamotto
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I am white.  I am born to white parents, white grandparents, white great-grandparents.  I have one baby photo where I am chocolate brown.  Go figure.

Knock and the door shall open.  It's not my fault if you don't like the decor.
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4 years ago  ::  Jul 20, 2010 - 9:08PM #10
Ebon
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Jul 20, 2010 -- 2:23PM, Erey wrote:

  Very interesting story.  This couple from Nigeria - gave birth to a white baby.


www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/30609...


I realize the Sun is not the best example of british journalism but they are typically not liars.


This is pretty interesting when you see the close up picture of the baby and then the rest of the family. 



For future reference, The Sun is the second-worst paper in the UK (after The Daily Mail). While they rarely outright lie (although it has happened many times), they do slant, omit, distort and fail to check their facts constantly. On one notable occasion, they just plain invented a story about Liverpool FC fans urinating on the bodies of the dead at Hillsborough (major soccer tragedy, police mismanagement of the crowd resulted in 96 deaths). To this day, the paper sells virtually zero copies in Liverpool. They do have excellent wrestling coverage though. Good rule of thumb is:


Top-level (known as broadsheets, throughly reliable): The Telegraph (centre-right), The Guardian (centre-to-mid left) and The Times (very, very slightly to the right of centre but ferociously objective, Sunday edition could break any paperboy in half, crossword is bloody impossible), Financial Times (utterly objective business and finance news, traditionally printed on pink paper for some reason).


Mid-Level (usually trustworthy but check their facts just in case): The Independent (centre-left but very opinionated), The Express (mid-right but prone to "missing white girl syndrome").


Bottom level (known as tabloids): The Sun (mid-right, traditionally features topless women on Page 3), The Mirror (mid-left, Page 3 girl wears lingere), Daily Star (formerly outright communist, currently a gossip mag with no notable political slant but lots of topless women), Daily Sport (even more topless women but their sports coverage is excellent), The Daily Mail (formerly mid-level, now slipped to tabloid due to it's slide to the frothing ultraright-fringe-bordering-on-fascism (they actually did support fascism in a big way in the 1930s). Distorts, slants and often outright lies, aided by having no journalistic ethics whatsoever. Absolutely poisonous, far worse than the very worst of American "yellow" journalism. Don't trust them to tell you the date).


In addition to that, we have hundreds of local and regional papers. London alone has eleven competing daily papers including the venerable Evening Standard (who have five editions throughout the day which must drive their copy editors to despair).


As for the story: On this occasion, The Sun got it right. It's a fluke of genetics, happens on occasion.

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ~ Proverbs 14:31

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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