Biracial Twins Born to a Jamaican Mother and White Father!

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Meet Maria and Lucy, the bi-racial twins

A mother in UK gave birth to biracial twin girls. To her surprise, they both have entirely different skin colors. One had white skin, other had black skin!

The biracial twins defy all the norms. People think they are friends, but they are, in fact, twin sisters.

In 1997, a Jamaican woman who was married to a white male gave birth to twin girls. When the nurse handed over her daughters to her, she could not believe her eyes.

Lucy had red hair and white skin, her twin sister, Maria had caramel coloured skin and black hair.

Lucy, while putting her mother’s feelings into words, said:

“It was such a shock for her because obviously, things like skin colour don’t show up on scans before birth. So she had no idea that we were so different. When the midwife handed us both to her, she was just speechless.”

Besides the twins, the couple also had 3 other children. Their skin complexions were different from each other. However, their skin colours were between Maria and Lucy. None of them has had a skin colour as opposite as the twins!

Lucy further added:

“Most twins look like two peas in a pod — but Maria and I couldn’t look more different if we tried. We don’t even look like we have the same parents, let alone having been born at the same time.”

Fraternal twins or non-identical twins are formed when two sperms fertilise two different eggs at the same time. This results in each embryo sharing 50 per cent of the same DNA as the other embryo. Therefore, each embryo has a different set of genetic materials.

The genetic makeup of these sisters resulted in each sister taking predominately one parent.

What about the twins’ personalities?

Their personalities are as different as their skin colour.

How common are biracial twins?

Although at the moment, the incidence of biracial twins is quite rare, experts have predicted an increase in the incidence. This would be merely due to an increase in the number of mixed-race couples.

The idea of biracial twins may sound fascinating but it has its own sets of challenges. Biracial twins have reported challenges in their school and social lives. Some struggle with self-identity while others get bullied.

This highlights the importance of raising awareness among the general population to increase acceptance. Awareness will not only increase acceptance but also play a role in removing the mighty difference between the races in general.

It is imperative to acknowledge the challenges of biracial twins. Their struggle with identity and their experiences might not be well-researched and well-advocated topics at the moment, but this doesn’t eliminate the fact that they have challenges which the general population may not even be aware of.

Source: NewYork Post

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Dr. Arsia Hanif has been a meritorious Healthcare professional with a proven track record throughout her academic life securing first position in her MCAT examination and then, in 2017, she successfully completed her Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from Dow University of Health Sciences. She has had the opportunity to apply her theoretical knowledge to the real-life scenarios, as a House Officer (HO) serving at Civil Hospital. Whilst working at the Civil Hospital, she discovered that nothing satisfies her more than helping other humans in need and since then has made a commitment to implement her expertise in the field of medicine to cure the sick and regain the state of health and well-being. Being a Doctor is exactly what you’d think it’s like. She is the colleague at work that everyone wants to know but nobody wants to be. If you want to get something done, you approach her – everyone knows that! She is currently studying with Medical Council of Canada and aspires to be a leading Neurologist someday. Alongside, she has taken up medical writing to exercise her skills of delivering comprehensible version of the otherwise difficult medical literature. Her breaks comprise either of swimming, volunteering services at a Medical Camp or spending time with family.


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