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Old 29 April 2010, 07:08 PM
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Comment: Beautiful eyes right? According to recent Studies, the chances of
an Afro-American baby with blue eyes being born are 1 in a million. There
are "brown" people with light eyes, usually light brown, green or gray, but
they also share the Anglo-Saxon characteristics such as pug nose and Light
hair, but a baby with all the physical characteristics of the afro-American race
with blue eyes was almost impossible. Seems like Globalization is working
right? It will be more common to see mixes like this one day after day.

This baby is 19 months now and since he was 12 months old got a full
contract and a life insurance with Paramount Pictures; you will see him in
movies, commercials and magazines very soon!



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Old 29 April 2010, 07:11 PM
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He has the most perfect eyes. If what they are saying is true, then that baby is set for a good long time. What an adorable little one.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:16 PM
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I'm not seeing any obvious signs of Photoshopping, and I've no idea really how unlikely such a pairing of skin coloring and eye coloring would be, so I wouldn't imagine that it is fake. What an adorable little boy though, I love the pudgy hands.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:23 PM
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Michael Ealy has blue eyes, but not quite as distinctly and strikingly as the tyke in these photos.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:30 PM
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It is pretty likely that he has ancestors of European descent, thus recessive blue eye genes, so not exactly impossible.

This is more impossible than a dark skinned baby with blue eyes, though:
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:31 PM
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He has the most perfect eyes. .
I'm sure you didn't mean this to sound like it does.....
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:31 PM
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It is pretty likely that he has ancestors of European descent, thus recessive blue eye genes, so not exactly impossible.

This is more impossible than a dark skinned baby with blue eyes, though:
I just read somewhere that two parents with dark brown to black colored eyes can actually have kids of any eye color. I have to figure out where I read that.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:38 PM
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It is pretty likely that he has ancestors of European descent, thus recessive blue eye genes, so not exactly impossible.
That was my thought -- most African-Americans in the US do. I've mentioned before that I once knew an African-American woman with (naturally) red hair, freckles* and green eyes -- and her facial features weren't notably "white," either.

*Ephelides, not dermatosis papulosa nigra.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:41 PM
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I just read somewhere that two parents with dark brown to black colored eyes can actually have kids of any eye color. I have to figure out where I read that.
I learned that in high school. Dark eyes are dominant genes, so two people with dark eyes may each have, and pass on to their child, a recessive gene for light-colored eyes. If both parents have light-colored eyes, however, the only genes available to be passed on are genes for light-colored eyes.

That's an oversimplification, but I think I got the general idea right.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:49 PM
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Wow, what a beautiful little guy!! I've seen/met dark skinned people with lightish eyes, as mentioned in the OP, but this is absolutely striking!
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:52 PM
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I'm sure you didn't mean this to sound like it does.....
I'm not sure how you took it to mean. It means what I said it does: his eyes are perfect: perfectly shaped, perfectly colored, they just are beautiful.

How else could it possibly mean anything but that?
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:54 PM
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I think she was wondering why blue is the perfect eye-color.
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How else could it possibly mean anything but that?
That blue eyes are society's beauty ideal, and that anyone who has any other colour of eyes must be inferior.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:55 PM
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I'm not sure how you took it to mean. It means what I said it does: his eyes are perfect: perfectly shaped, perfectly colored, they just are beautiful.

How else could it possibly mean anything but that?
Perfectly colored? Why are they any more perfectly colored than brown or hazel eyes? How can an eye be perfectly colored unless you have a standard of conformation they are supposed to meet?

The idealization of the blue eye, the fair skin, the straight hair, etc., has been noted as a rather damaging cultural standard for years.

Heck, read The Bluest Eye.

ETA: I doubt you meant it that way, but I'd just like you to consider your statement and think about being more careful in the future.
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Old 29 April 2010, 07:57 PM
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Okay, well I'm sorry but that certainly is NOT where my mind was when I typed that. Heck, it did not even cross my mind to think that was something to worry about avoiding saying.

I meant it exactly as I typed it: his eyes *are* perfect to me: perfectly shaped, nice colored, etc. From an artist's perspective, I wouldn't be able to beg for better shaped eyes than his.

That's all and exactly what I meant by it. I have brown--mud brown eyes for pete's sake, why would I make a statement that his eyes are perfect over and above anyone else's?
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Old 29 April 2010, 08:02 PM
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That's all and exactly what I meant by it. I have brown--mud brown eyes for pete's sake, why would I make a statement that his eyes are perfect over and above anyone else's?
You should definitely read the Bluest Eye, then. It's a great book.
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I have brown--mud brown eyes for pete's sake, why would I make a statement that his eyes are perfect over and above anyone else's?
How is anyone reading your post supposed to know what color your eyes are?
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Old 29 April 2010, 08:04 PM
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Okay, well I'm sorry but that certainly is NOT where my mind was when I typed that. Heck, it did not even cross my mind to think that was something to worry about avoiding saying.
That's what I figured. It's something for you to consider.

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That's all and exactly what I meant by it. I have brown--mud brown eyes for pete's sake, why would I make a statement that his eyes are perfect over and above anyone else's?
Well, I may know that and other snopesters who know you know that, but not everyone reading these boards does.
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Old 29 April 2010, 08:12 PM
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They *are* perfectly colored Ryda and that does NOT mean your eyes or my eyes or Lainie's eyes or anyone else's eyes that are not his, are not perfectly colored. It just means HIS eyes are. Nothing more than that.

As I said above, from an artists perspective, they ARE perfect, I couldn't get any better looking eyes than that. There is nothing more in my comment for such a defensive statement to be made. Nothing.

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How is anyone reading your post supposed to know what color your eyes are?
Ryda made the statement that my post was reflecting a "blue eyes are better thing" and whether or not you've ever looked at my profile (which does show the color of my eyes), that does not matter.

What matters is she turned a perfectly innocent statement I made into a discussion that was never stated in any way to be representative of what she thought it meant. And now I am supposed to be aware of the fact that eye color and an innocent statement because of that eye color is somehow offensive and I need to "consider" this the next time I post?

No, I am not familiar with the book Anglrdr suggested, but if it references Hitler in any way, I am familiar with what he was trying to accomplish and I honestly cannot believe that Ryda thinks my comment is somehow connected to that belief.

I think I've been on these boards long enough to have earned at least the benefit of *that* doubt. And, considering it is posted in fauxtography, I suppose I could have added the statement "a little too perfect" to my statement, because I *have* seen photoshopped babies looking that good (pioneer woman is one site). But since I could not see any photoshop evidence, I did not make that statement.
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Old 29 April 2010, 08:14 PM
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Nobody's doubting your sincerity, EB, so much as showing you why you may want to reconsider how you state such things in the future.
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