Black and white twins

  • charlieviiper...

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    Oct 16, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/24/twins-black-white

    One of the twins is black (and gay), and the other is white (?) and straight!
    Obviously they're both mixed race though.

    How cool is that lol
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    Oct 16, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    Umm, misleading title. They are both obviously black but the brother on the right looks less black.
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    Oct 16, 2011 11:28 PM GMT
    I read this today. I thought it was pretty cool. I felt bad for the white twin having to go through the racism. I also found it weird that the white twin was the one getting picked on. I liked that he said that he would defend his brother if anyone would make comments about him being gay. You can tell that they are very close, yet so diferent.
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    Oct 16, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    that dudes not white, he's "lighter" than his twin..
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    Oct 16, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidUmm, misleading title. They are both obviously black but the brother on the right looks less black.


    Obviously black? You should know better than anybody about the latinos that look just like him, and claim to be white.
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    The darker one is totally hot. icon_surprised.gif
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    They're cute... and they are mulattoes for us here... Im not too surprised... I have brothers and sisters who look white too, even though we all have white fathers, some of us come out looking more of one than the other
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    LOL so you have too brothers, and ones life will most likely be considerably more difficult that the others icon_lol.gif
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Oct 17, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    waxon saidthat dudes not white, he's "lighter" than his twin..


    okay purists its not that big of a deal lol
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    I didnt think of that Deki.. thats scraily true


    Here are more examples of mixed race siblings looking different:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=black+and+white+twins&hl=nl&biw=1130&bih=694&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=63ObTuXkIYO3twfVkZXzAw&ved=0CC4QsAQ

    I also have a friend who is half Korean half German.... he came out tall, blonde and blue eyed.. his brother came out shorter, black-haired, and slanted eyed lol
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 17, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    I also have a friend who is half Korean half German.... he came out tall, blonde and blue eyed.. his brother came out shorter, black-haired, and slanted eyed lol


    I'd do both of them.
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    waxon saidthat dudes not white, he's "lighter" than his twin..


    okay purists its not that big of a deal lol


    The point is not to make a sensational title that simply isn't true. There's no "purism" here it's just obvious.
  • charlieviiper...

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    Oct 17, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Space_Cowboy_89 said
    waxon saidthat dudes not white, he's "lighter" than his twin..


    okay purists its not that big of a deal lol


    The point is not to make a sensational title that simply isn't true. There's no "purism" here it's just obvious.



    As the article suggests, it could be possible that the lighter skinned twin received the white skin gene variants, thus making him, more or less "white."

    If in school, he is indistinguishable from his caucasian classmates, and must proclaim his Caribbean roots and family status in order for others to realize his he's half black too, who are we to make a judgement on his race/identity?

    On another note, it's an interesting story, and I'm sure the journalist who wrote the article was being a bit provocative, but not completely out of line with the title.
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:40 AM GMT
    Well, great story and can be a bit controversial, but it doesn't matter, RJ luvs everyone no matter the color of the exterior, but there is an extra-special place here for those that are gay......
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    sexy too might i add .
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:04 AM GMT
    Loved reading that story. Amazing.
  • trl_

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    Oct 17, 2011 8:07 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidUmm, misleading title. They are both obviously black but the brother on the right looks less black.


    um, he can identify however he damn well pleases!
  • martinaston

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    Oct 17, 2011 8:14 AM GMT
    amazing how much anger classification (or difference) provokes in people. even in this thread the need for boxes (of varying appropriateness 'mullatoes' 'less black' etc.) for these two twins only mirrors what the article states about their life. Its amazing their story should provoke worry and irritable labelmongering not a smile and natural curiosity. Shame we cant let go of the cruelties of the past and just see two beautiful kids.
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:14 AM GMT
    That's an interesting story. Great looking guys.

    Who'd have thought that we could find the one-drop rule sloshing around in a RealJock forum.

    Congratulations gentlemen! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:56 AM GMT
    I have a couple of cousin siblings. Both, obvi, are 3/4 White, 1/4 Black. The eldest is a girl who looks 1/2 black, mocha brown skin, soft curly hair. The younger brother looks pretty much fully white/italian, dark blonde (probs brown these days as he has gotten older) loose curly, soft hair, both of them have fine facial features; more so the boy who has thinner lips... The same mum (1/2 black and white, looks milk-choc black/mixed race) and dad (full white italian)....

    Just the way the genetic cookie crumbles.

    My family on my mothers side, including all of my maternal cousins etc jokingly gets called the Heinz family, as all of our skin shades resemble 57 varieties, ranging from blonde haired blue eyed, to middle eastern looking, lots of shades of brown, and very dark, almost black. We are all 'mixed race' to varying degrees, as our parents (who are siblings) are 'mulattos' who have had children with partners from different racial backgrounds... Awesomsuace icon_cool.gif

    TL;DR :Race is clearly more than just the skin tone you have, it is the family, genetics, culture and external reactions to your perceived race that all add to the mix of how a person's racial background is socially classified.
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    Oct 17, 2011 9:09 AM GMT
    It is an amazing story. And they're stunning guys both, I think :-D
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    Oct 17, 2011 9:17 AM GMT
    Anduru saidThe darker one is totally hot. icon_surprised.gif


    I like the paler one, he seems introverted, sweet/polite, deep and slightly mysterious (in my mind, at the very least; JS ;P) .I dig that.icon_cool.gif