l-r: Remi, Kian, Remee, and Kylie.
In a story that has rocked the British tabloidscape, a teen dad has named one of his twin daughters after himself. Oh, and in other news, the kid's white.
The two bi-racial parents had fraternal twin girls; one is blonde-blue-eyed, and 'white', and the other is, well, I was just about to type 'black,' but that feels like missing the whole point. I mean, is the definition of 'black' 'not white'? I don't think so. I went back and put quotes around 'white'.
I was about to rag on the headline-grabbing statistic of "a million to one" odds, but as the article goes on to explain, that's for a bi-racial couple. to have fraternal twins. with significantly disparate skin tones. including one who's white. Break it down, and there's a 1-in-100 probability that biracial parents will have a whitey white baby. So what's the big deal?
In a moment like this, the immortal words of Frank Sinatra* come to mind: "Side by side, you are my amigo, Negro, let's not fiiiiiiiight!"