NY Post – When Angela Ihegboro first saw her newborn daughter, she was “speechless.” “She’s a miracle baby,” the 35-year-old mother said yesterday. “But still, what on Earth happened here?” What happened is that baby Nmachi is a blond, blue-eyed white baby born to two black Nigerian immigrant parents at a London hospital. “The first thing I said was, ‘What the flip?’ ” said the father, Ben Ihegboro. “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages — not saying anything.” He quickly sought to dispel any speculation. “Of course she is mine. My wife is true to me,” the 44-year-old customer service adviser said. “Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that.” Genetics experts don’t believe in miracles, but they didn’t have any simple answers to the mystery of baby Nmachi. Instead, they offered three theories:
- She’s the result of a gene mutation unique to her. If that is the case, Nmachi would pass the gene to her children — and they, too, would likely be white.
- She’s the product of long-dormant white genes, passed on to her by her parents, that might have been carried by their predecessors for generations without surfacing until now.
- While doctors have said Nmachi is not an outright albino, or lacking in all pigment, they added that the child may have some kind of mutated version of the genetic condition — and that her skin could darken over time.
I bet Angela shit herself when little Nmachi came out. Figured she had a shitload of explaining to do and a future as a single mum. But “customer service advisor” Ben bought the dormant gene line rather than the obvious explanation that a white dude was performing customer service on Angela while he was at work all day.
Reminds me of the old story…..A missionary is sent into the deepest, darkest part of Africa to live with a tribe. He spends years with the people, teaching them to read and write, and preaching to them about the good Christian ways of the white man. One thing he particularly stresses is the evils of sexual sin: Thou must not commit adultery or fornication.
One day, the wife of one of the tribe’s noblemen gives birth to a white baby. The village is shocked and the chief is sent to talk with the missionary.
“You have taught us of the evils of sexual sin, yet here, a black woman gives birth to a white child. You are the only white man who has ever set foot in our village. Even Stevie Wonder could see what’s been going on!”
The missionary replies, “No, no. You are mistaken. What you have here is a natural occurrence, what is called an albino. Look to thy yonder field. See the flock of white sheep, and yet amongst them, one of them is black. Nature does this on occasion.”
“Tell you what,” the chief says, “You never mention the sheep again, and I won’t say anything about the baby.”
So, you know – case closed.