Thursday, February 24, 2011
More Evidence of the Media's Fixation on Race
This story ran on ABC News:
At 17 months, Triniti and Ghabriael are chubby-cheeked twins, born 11 weeks early at three pounds each and now healthy and a joy to their parents.
But when their mother, Khristi Cunningham of Akron, Ohio, takes them in public, the babies get a lot of second looks and questions.
Triniti has ebony-colored skin and all the classic dark features of an African American, but "Gabe," as his parents call him, is ivory-white with steely blue eyes and blond hair. He's now 10 pounds heavier than his sister, but it's their racial identity that gets people scratching their heads....
EDITORIAL NOTE: This can happen in any mixed-race marriage, but black-and-white siblings, for some reason, receive the most attention.