Startling Photos Of Twins Reveal The Total Absurdity Of Racism (IMAGES)

Mixed race twins with different skin colors is a one-in-a-million phenomenon, but they do exist. And these unique sets of siblings tend to make splashy headlines.

This week, the Internet’s all abuzz over Lucy and Maria Aylmer, the mixed race twins who say nobody believes they’re sisters. We can see why: The odds of having twins is around one in 350 to one in 400, and the odds that a pair of twins will have different skin colors is one in 500. Their dad Vince is white and their mom Donna is black. But instead of looking like a blend of both races — as many mixed race children do — Lucy has pale skin and straight, ginger-colored hair while Maria has a café au lait complexion and abundant black curls.

But given that both young women have the same parents, and that their mother may come from mixed race descent, calling one “white,” and the other “black” seems somewhat ridiculous. Where does “white” end, and where does “black” begin?

Yahoo Lifestyle UK ‏@YLifestyleUK  Mar 2 Meet the Aylmer Twins. No, really. http://yhoo.it/1B2dSvT

Mixed race twins with different skin colors: Lucy and Maria Aylmer.
Yahoo Lifestyle UK ‏@YLifestyleUK Mar 2 Meet the Aylmer Twins. No, really. http://yhoo.it/1B2dSvT

Maria told the Daily Mail:

‘No one ever believes we are twins. Even when we dress alike, we still don’t look like sisters, let alone twins.’

Lucy adds that they’ve also got three older siblings with varying skin tones.

“Our brothers and sisters have skin which is in between Maria and I. We are at opposite ends of the spectrum and they are all somewhere in between.”

The Daily Mail adds that the Aylmer’s mother comes from Jamaica and hence also may be of mixed descent, increasing the chances of passing down “white” genes.

People with Afro-Caribbean heritage often have some European DNA, dating back in many cases to the slave trade. This increases the chance of them passing on a gene for white skin to at least one twin.

Here’s a clip with Maria and Lucy Aylmer on ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

When the interviewer asked when they started to realize their family was “anything but ordinary,” Maria replied:

‘It is what it is. We never even picked up on it until friends started talking about it at school.’

More photos of mixed race twins with different skin colors.

Mixed race twins with different skin colors come few and far between. But a quick Google search reveals we’ve got more of them than you might think.

Photos of mixed race twins prove the absurdity of racism.

Featured image: Screen grab/Google image search results for “mixed race twins different colors.”

Alison Spooner and Dean Durrant caused quite the sensation when their second set of mixed race twins with different skin colors arrived.

Mixed race twins: Alison Spooner and Dean Durrant have two sets of them!

Mixed race twins with different skin colors: Now the Durant family has two sets of them.
Nollywood Freaks ‏@NollywoodFreaks 19h19 hours ago
Video: Mixed-race couple give birth to BLACK and WHITE twins! –
https://www.nollywoodfreaks.com/video-mixed-race-couple-give-birth-to-black-and-white-twins/

Kian and Remee Hodgson made headlines nine years ago. The girls came out less than one minute apart.

Mixed race twins: Kian and Remee Hodgson as babies.

Mixed race twins: Kian and Remee Hodgson.
Carissa ‏@CarissaKingsley 23 Jan 2014
Omg they’re so adorable. Identical twins with mixed race parents, one came out white an the other black.

And here are the Hodgson twins in 2013.

Mixed race twins: Kian and Remee Hodgson.

Mixed race twins: Kian and Remee Hodgson.
Viva socialismo! ‏@kay_sesen 17 Nov 2013 Both clearly mixed race RT “@charlesfrith: Twins Kian and
Remee. White mother and black father.

We wish we could identify these two little cuties.

Another set of adorable mixed-race twins.

Another set of mixed race twins.
Carissa ‏@CarissaKingsley 23 Jan 2014
Omg they’re so adorable. Identical twins with mixed race parents, one came out white and the other black.

Tyrelle and Tyrece Charles were born only six minutes apart and are inseparable.

mixed race twins -- Tyrelle and Tyreece Charles

Mixed race twins with different skin colors: Tyrelle and Tyreece Charles.
Mixed Race Family ‏@mixedracefamily May 11
Not so incredible: Tyrelle and Tyreece Charles twins brothers look very different http://aol.it/1iFMxrk #mixedrace

The next two Twitter users were so startled to encounter these sets of mixed race twins with different skin colors, they snapped photos and tweeted them.

Mixed race twins.

Mixed race twins:
OluwaAnneylola ‏@AnneyWordy May 24
“@glendvlee_: They’re twins I’m confused  ” mixed race kids inheriting everything similar but skin colour

The sets of twins above and below both share a strong family resemblance with similar facial features and body types, despite their different skin colors.

Today I met a pair of identical twins. One is white and the other is black

Mixed race twins:
David ‏@davidfletcher86 Jun 7
Today I met a pair of identical twins. One is white and the other is black

And what happens when two mixed race sisters each give birth to sets of twins? This.

Mixed race twin sisters each have sets of twins with different skin colors.

Mixed race twin sisters each have sets of twins with different skin colors.
Sirēn ‏@beastcoasthippy May 24
Black and white twins are rare YES. but not unheard of #expandyourmind

One of the moms even told the Daily Mail how shocked she was at first:

I was really shocked when the boys were born.‘Cameron [the darker twin] came out first, and then the next thing we saw was a little pair of white legs and a white bottom. ‘I just thought, “what’s happened?”.

And here’s another set of beautiful twin boys with different skin colors.

Mixed race twins with different skin colors: Another couple of cuties

Mixed race twins with different skin colors: Another couple of cuties.
Sirēn ‏@beastcoasthippy May 24
Black and white twins are rare YES. but not unheard of #expandyourmind

 


Featured image: Screen grab/Google image search results for “mixed race twins different colors.”