Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 09:51:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: Robert Harris
Subject: Chicago Hope attacks racially mixed people
Recent episode “From Here to Maternity” (4/14/99) of “Chicago Hope” attacks racially mixed people by promoting the myth that multiracial babies born to “white” women by “black” men are totally “black” with no visible contribution from the “white” parent. The truth is that even dark “mulatto” babies look more white than black when they are first born. They are ALWAYS lighter than the “black” parent. “Chicago Hope” used a “black” baby to play a mixed-race baby. There is a big difference. There was also a presumption that a baby that looks totally “white” must be “pure.” The “white” twin’s color would not be (as “Chicago Hope” assumed) proof of paternity or racial “purity.” That why so many people are so foolish to believe that black, mulatto, or “tarbrushed” mixed-white parent and white (or negro blood free) parent can produce “black” child because of the crap promoted in T.V. shows such as Highlander, All My Children, Law & Order, Jeffersons and movies such as Carbon Copy and Roots. It also promotes the myth that mulattoes and mixed-whites only get racism from whites and get along perfectly with blacks. There are plenty mulattoes and mixed-whites who are uncomfortable with blacks and wouldn’t be caught dead in “black” ghetto, but you’d never know that from the movies and t.v. shows.
If you’re outraged as I am, go to the CBS page
http://www.cbs.com/navbar/feedback.html feedback section or
go to news:alt.tv.chicago-hope
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 13:39:55 -0400
From: Jonathan Morrow
To: Robert Harris
Subject: Re: Chicago Hope attacks racially mixed people
Sorry to bother everyone, but I feel this needs some response, since not many people have the kind of first-hand experience I have with racially mixed people. My family has been mixed for centuries, and we have seen just about everything. While it is true that most babies are born with a lighter skin color than they eventually will have in adulthood, we have had SEVERAL cases of children born much darker than either parent (and vice versa). They are NOT always lighter than the darker parent, nor are they always darker than the lighter parent. DON’T tell me it can’t happen, because I’ve seen it happen several times with my own two eyes. It is uncommon, but just because you haven’t seen it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. I am a student of biology, so if you’re interested, I can try to explain the genetics behind this phenomenon in private.
Jonathan Morrow, King of the Britons
PS- There have also been several famous law suits in recent years in both the US and South Africa over this phenomenon in which parentage was confirmed by genetic testing. “White” people can and do give birth to “Black” children.