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casey[is keepin it real] Due August 16; 34 kids; Mississippi 3657 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting Mrs von T.:" :shock: ? really?"


yeppp! Its crazy because my SO is cajun..he has dark skin, black hair & black eyes..and my daughter has blonde hair, blue eyes..and i have green eyes!! so its kinda neat that a brown/black eyed person & a green eyed person made a bright blue eyed baby.

TTC since Feb 2010; Den Haag, Netherlands 7338 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting Lovin my husband daughter:" Here is a picture of my daughter her name is Aubriana and she is 10 months. I know it' s only half of ... [snip!] ... but I was trying not to put myself in the picture (hair isn't done) lol...but I think she is good mix of me and my husband! "


She's gorgeous! It wouldn't matter if she were purple. she'd still be gorgeous!

Disappearing Meemz 15 kids; Indiana 88176 posts
14th Apr '11

I notice you said she may have been Indian. My Indian coworker said something similar to me when she saw the pictures of my oldest daughter. Me and my husband are both black (I'm darker than him, which she was already confused about), and when she saw Birah's picture, she freaked out. Told me I was "lucky" that she was light (she's a lot lighter than both of us, but both of our moms are biracial, so she looks like them) and she'd be "easier to marry off to a rich man."

It really is a cultural thing in India, the lighter you are, the more attractive.

Hell, there's black people in America with that mindset. Look how many rap/r&b songs talk about Redbones and Yellowbones. That means lightskinned.

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28657 posts
status 14th Apr '11

Hmmm, Ive heard a lot of Indian women want lighter babies because in their country the lighter women are considered more beautiful like Aishwarya Rai.



I wish my son would of took more after his dads native american side of the family just so when he walks out in the sun he doesn't burn like I do, but I can't complain, he has hazel eyes and his hair is beginning to darken:) I want naturally tan babies though:lol:

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting Lovin my husband daughter:" Hey BG ladies I hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday it is so close to the weekend so I just wish ... [snip!] ... way like "not mixed" do they seem to be disappointed? (This is for all races not just limited to black and white!) Thanks"

You know, I hate to say it, but yes, there are alot of people out there who think the way this woman described. I grew up in South Africa, and am considered "Coloured", meaning of mixed descent. If you're too dark in the "Coloured" group, then it's considered "unfortunate." If you're lighter skinned in the Black community, you're considered "fortunate." I was surprised to find the same line of thinking among various racial/ethnic communities in Minnesota, where I currently reside. I get it from all groups...Some of my Black friends tease me about having such a fair baby with blue eyes. They don't mean harm, but I think it has something to do with whole concept of whether she's really "African" because of her skin color,etc. Then White people think she is so "exotic" because she has curly hair and almond shaped eyes like me. I think you topic is part of a larger question regarding the effects and impacts of race construction.

casey[is keepin it real] Due August 16; 34 kids; Mississippi 3657 posts
14th Apr '11

I wont lie..I love asian women because to me they have the most beautiful hair, I love like spanish women because they have beautiful tan skin color, and I love black women because they have curves!!

I grew up a skinny stick blonde that was pale haha..so I've always wanted dark hair, tan skin, & curves!!

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11974 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting [♥]Jessica[♥]:" If I had a child with a black man, I would want it to have like olive or medium color skin. Like a mixture ... [snip!] ... I don't know why a child has to have a "race" name, like why can't they just have something normal that anyone would use? "


omg i know.
not that im racists but damn..i have some cousins that have named their kids some "black" names and the babies are 100% white
:roll:

Momma Bear Mrs. Rodriguez 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 397 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" I think its weird lol."


I think it is quite disturbing. There seems to be a lot of women that seem obsessed with seeing if their child can pass as the other race or what kind of hair are they going to have....so disturbing

TTC since Feb 2010; Den Haag, Netherlands 7338 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" I think its weird lol."


Because it is!

Momma Bear Mrs. Rodriguez 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 397 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting Mrs von T.:" She's gorgeous! It wouldn't matter if she were purple. she'd still be gorgeous!"


Awww thank you so much! Your sweet

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
14th Apr '11

Both of my boys are biracial, dad is black and Im white. They both have almost the same skin tone as me, the summer they get a little tan. Other than that you can only tell by their eye color and brown and black hair. And their hair texture.

TTC since Feb 2010; Den Haag, Netherlands 7338 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting casey[is PREGNANT]:" yeppp! Its crazy because my SO is cajun..he has dark skin, black hair & black eyes..and my daughter ... [snip!] ... i have green eyes!! so its kinda neat that a brown/black eyed person & a green eyed person made a bright blue eyed baby."


It is! I'm black and hubby is white. But I really never think about what our kid will look like. As long as he/she is healthy. I think it's stupid that people actually say they want their kid to have a specific skin color/haircolor/eyecolor. Who cares, it's not like you can return it.

That Elise Girl Due September 25; TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Springville, AL, United States 2927 posts
14th Apr '11

And their names are pretty normal... lol. Cameron and jondavid

Momma Bear Mrs. Rodriguez 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 397 posts
14th Apr '11
Quoting Charlie's Angels:" You know, I hate to say it, but yes, there are alot of people out there who think the way this woman ... [snip!] ... shaped eyes like me. I think you topic is part of a larger question regarding the effects and impacts of race construction."


I think you are absolutely correct it is much deeper....but it is pretty sad to see the obsession with a few women now a days that crave that "mixed baby look" whatever that is. I am not speaking for wall women but I have come across a few that seem pretty desperate to have "certain type of baby"

itsMICAHbitch 33 kids; California 12833 posts
14th Apr '11

I've met some people that have told me that they want mixed babies because they want them to have "good" hair & other dumb shit like that. I've actually met a lot of people like that. And people that have told me my daughter is pretty just because she is mixed.