Here is a picture, followed by an article concluded with a rAnt and a must see link to more pictures.
Black and White Twins Again!
A mixed-race couple who had one black and one white twin daughter seven years ago have described how they defied the odds and did it again.
Dean Durrant, 33, and Alison Spooner, 27, of Fleet, Hampshire, have had another set of twin girls with different coloured skin.
Miya has her father’s black skin and Leah is white like her mother.
The couple’s first set of twins arrived in 2001, with blue-eyed, red-haired Lauren taking after her mother while Hayleigh has black skin and hair like her father.
Ms Spooner told Sky News: “I honestly didn’t think it would happen again.
“I thought we would have two the same – and I didn’t think we’d have twins again for a start. That was a shock,” she said.
The couple tried to put a bet on just in case but say bookies William Hill refused because the did not have the medical knowledge to offer them odds.
Rupert Adams, a spokesman for William Hill, said some novelty bets are difficult to offer fair odds on.
However, the bookes will try and offer a price if the couple want to make it third time lucky.
“If they came to us again saying they would try for another set, we’d give them odds of 10,000 to one,” he said.
Miya and Leah were delivered by Caesarean section at Frimley Park Hospital, in Surrey, at just 37 weeks of pregnancy after scans revealed both babies were in the breech position.
Mr Durrant said he began to suspect they were different colours when second-born Miya arrived.
He explained: “I was sure in my mind there was a difference but I didn’t think it was as much as with Hayleigh and Lauren but obviously it is.”
The babies were taken to a special care unit because they were not breathing properly so it took five days for the parents to see them side by side.
“It’s amazing,” Mr Durrant added. “I think I’m still in shock.”
The girls are cute kids.
If i were to have kids, twins would be great.
SHOCKING! I like how they used the exclamation mark in the title of the article. I began to follow this ‘shocking’ story after it featured on Yahoo! and did agree that their skin colours were different. Then I started thinking, is the term black and white used to determine race or just skin colour? Is it how one identifies themselves? How one behaves? What is it?
I doubt it is the identification since those babies do not self-ID as anything but smiling when not crying, eatin’, peein’ n ishtin’ machines. I doubt it is behavioral, since besides what I described of the babies, the older siblings look rather identical and will probably have many similar mannerisms and characteristics. Both sets were born of the same parents. Both pairs, well one out of each pair, is being called white and one black. There is a chance that one of the parents are of a mixed heritage as well; regardless both the kids should have the exact same heritage right? President elect Obama has a ‘black’ and ‘white’ mother but is black. Vin Diesel does too and what is he? No, he is not Italian American although I have to mention when I looked up to find other bl/wh mixed celebrities I did not expect to find Vin on the list. I am sure that if Vin Diesel started claiming he was black quite a few people would object.
I wonder if these siblings will be treated differently. Here is a hypothetical situation:- After school they are all outside waiting for a cab. Four iPods present, two of them listening to rock and alternative music the other two others hip hop and r&b, they don’t know why they were drawn to the music, they just were. They collectively hail a cab, the cab would pull up to the left side of the road in front of the private school, let in the ‘white’ sisters in and quickly drive off as the ‘black’ sisters ran over from across the street. Why were they running? Because the ‘blackies’ attend the Public school across the street from where the ‘whiteys’ go, since we all know that no self respecting private school would pass the chance of letting in two white looking kids and while still technically fulfill their quota of letting in black kids.
Winding this up, race still matters. People like labeling things and I am not claiming Europe, North-America or the rest of the western world are the only ones guilty of it. I just happen to have more experience with it in these locales. I am sure it happens in the eastern world and Africa…they just have not benefited as much from it hehe
Am I the only one who sometimes whats to spell whitey as whitie?
Here is the link to more pictures on the Daily Sun site. You should really go check it out because they have great pictures of white being black holding white and vice versa. Daily Sun : TWINCREDIBLES!