First, let's take a look at the most famous example of this phenomenon:
It has been proven with DNA testing that Sandra is indeed the child of
two white parents.
What this is called is being a product of a recessive gene, slang for
it is being a "racial throwback."
I know about this because I have a friend named Rose, she is a racial
throwback. Waaaaay back long ago, on her Mother's side, her [french &
white] great-great (or great-great-great) grandmother had a child by a
man that was from Saudia Arabia. That was a girl child. Since then, in
that lineage, once in a while a seemingly white woman married to a
white man will give birth to a female child that looks somewhat Asian,
has dark hair and dark skin.women's children are affected). In Rose's
family, there were two generations between the throwbacks. She has
seen pictures of her long deceased female ancestor that looks like
her. Not surprisingly, Rose's sister is also a throwback, are
classified as WHITE on their birth certificates, and they both had
TOTALLY WHITE CHILDREN. But rest assured, the throwback gene rests in
those female children born to the throwbacks (Rose and her sister) and
will pop-up again in future generations.
The fact is, sometimes a mixed racial couple won't produce a "blended
baby," --one gene is dominant and the other race is recessive until
future generations. Science does not know why this happens, only that
through DNA testing, it is a scientific FACT that it DOES happen.
Inter-Racial Dating, Inter-Racial Marriage, Judgement Day
[please ignore the racist tone of this page, skim to the definition of throwback]
..."The Racial Throwback: This is when one parent in a mixed marriage
suddenly learns that he or she has distant black ancestors. THE TRUTH
AT LAST has carried several shocking stories about "White" couples
having a black baby. One was Abraham Laing, whose daughter was born
black. After her birth, he discovered that he had one mulatto
grandparent. The book, America's Greatest Problem, by the eminent
Prof. R.W. Shufeldt and published by the F.A. Davis Co. Shufeldt
"A young American artisan of excellent racial background met a
pretty girl in Virginia and in due course married her. At the end of a
year a boy was born. He was black as coal. The hair was kinky with all
the typical Negro facial features. The mother swore that the husband
was the father. He then quietly went to work to trace his wife's
ancestors. After much trouble and expense, he finally ascertained that
her great-grandmother was a Negro. It was in this stock, through cross
breeding with Whites, that his young wife saw her pedigree. Her first
child was simply a reversion to the black ancestry on her maternal
side. I have heard of several other well -authenticated cases of this
Here's an article/essay that describes a BLACK couple that give birth
to a WHITE child!
The symbolism of black and white babies in the myth of parental
impression - Critical Essay
This article is good, plus it's "Part 7" so you might want to check out the site:
How Do We Inherit Our Skin Color?
Hope this helps clear up your confusion!
Search terms used at Google:
throwback gene black child