The girls in this photo are twins. The Daily What captions:
When twin sisters Kian and Remee Hodgson were born, there was a one-in-a-million chance that one girl would inherit all-white genes and the other all-black genes from their mixed-race parents. Seven years later, they look remarkably alike despite their different skin colors.
“They don’t notice the color thing, not at all,” says mom Kylee. “They don’t see what everyone else sees.”
1. From a purely scientific standpoint, this is really really really cool.
2. This picture is totally adorable.
3. The gene for curly hair is dominant!!! …but what kind of hair do these girls actually have? Like, if you look under a microscope, how different do they look? (What is the classification for mixed-race hair in general? When I took a forensic science class way back, they told us that there were 4 types of hair [african, caucasian, asian, and aboriginal] and they showed us microscope slides of each. Does a person of mixed heritage have combination hair or one of the 4 types?)
4. These girls are such a cool statement about how similar we all are, and how similar we can be, if we choose to see ourselves in such a way.