If a cab will pull over for them, and ladies won't don't hold on extra tight to their handbags when their pass - more power to them.
I strongly doubt that cab drivers pull over and women don't hold onto handbags based upon someone's group affiliation. Such colorism is driven by the target's looks, not by the target's group affiliation. Please cite evidence.
Right! [Brits] are living in the global caste system.
I strongly doubt that. "Caste" means endogamous group. Afro-European endogamy exists only in the United States. Please cite evidence.
Either [skin tone is] a dominant trait or its not.
It is not. I already explained how skin tone works.
From what I've seen of the world, including the pictures in this thread (contrary to what others say about people are not "cans of paint"), "dark" plus "dark" usually produces another light person, similarly "light" plus "light" usually produces another light person. All I see is here is gradual color lightening or darkening, the direction of which can usually be predicted from the parents and grandparents.
Altertude is apparently immune to the evidence of Altertude's own eyes. One of the pictures shows twins, one of whom is lighter and the other darker than both parents. If you mix two cans of medium paint, you do not get a mix that is darker (or lighter) than both original cans, one time in four.
The genetics of skin tone is not a topic open to unsubstantiated opinion that flies in the face of overwhelming evidence. The two best elementary explanations are Curt Stern, Principles of Human Genetics
, 3d ed. (San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1973), 443-65 and L. L. Cavalli-Sforza and W. F. Bodmer, The Genetics of Human Populations
(Mineola NY: Dover, 1999), 527-31. For deeper explanations, see Richard A. Sturm, Neil F. Box, and Michele Ramsay, “Human Pigmentation Genetics: The Difference is Only Skin Deep,” BioEssays
20 (1998): 712-21; B.K. Rana and others, “High Polymorphism at the Human Melanocortin 1 Receptor Locus,” Genetics
151, no. 4 (1999): 1547-48; R.M. Harding and others, “Evidence for Variable Selective Pressures at MC1R,” Journal of Human Genetics
66, no. 4 (2000): 1351; and P.A. Kanetsky and others, “A Polymorphism in the Agouti Signaling Protein Gene is Associated with Human Pigmentation,” American Journal of Human Genetics
70 (2002): 770-775. If Altertude (or anyone else) wants to explain how skin tone works, either stick to what is known or present newly discovered evidence.
Zsana and mixedmom, what are the pretty pictures you posted supposed to show?
The title of this thread is "Black parents with White kids." The photos in question show Black parents with White kids.
I urge Altertude to read the The Rules
. In contrast to some other sites, this site (OneDropRule) tolerates a mild level of hostility if claims are backed up by evidence. But, in contrast to most other sites, this site does not tolerate factual assertions that are not backed up by evidence. If Altertude has uncovered new evidence on cab driver behavior, on Euro-African endogamy outside the United States, or on the genetics of skin tone, then Altertude should cite this evidence. Otherwise, Altertude should stick to expressing advocacy, not claiming facts.