Why don’t his children look like him? They’re white!

Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson, son and daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe:

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Blanket Jackson, son of Michael Jackson and an (unknown) surrogate:

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When Michael Jackson (a black man) had children with his wife Debbie Rowe (a white woman), people were quick to make claims that Michael couldn’t be the biological father of his children simply based on the way they looked. It is not uncommon for a black individual to parent a child that has predominantly ”white features” when the other parent is white. Take into consideration the fact that Michael Jackson also carried Cherokee and European genes, and it’s really not so hard to believe. 

Sofia Richie (left), daughter of Lionel Richie (a black man) and Diane Alexander (a Jewish woman) photographed with Paris Jackson (right). Take note of similarity in skin tone and hair texture.

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As the children get older, the similarities of their features to the Jackson family’s features cannot be denied. 

When Prince was born, Jackson himself said,"He came out with this really big head, that when I saw his head, I thought of my grandfather and my brother Randy, ‘cause his head was shaped just like theirs." 

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Paris looks more and more like Michael’s sister La Toya, every day: 

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And Blanket is the spitting image of his father: 

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Let us not forget the fact that Prince is showing signs of having Vitiligo, a skin disease that Michael Jackson is proven to have had and is known to be hereditary (some of Jackson’s relatives on his father’s side had it as well).

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There is often an argument about “Paris’ shocking blue/green eyes!” and how having such bright eyes is somehow proof that Michael isn’t her father (as he had dark brown eyes and it’s rare for black people to have blue/green eyes). While Paris does favor her mother, her eyes could just as easily have come from her grandfather, Joseph:

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A few more pictures showing physical similarities between the children and Michael: 

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Other Biracial celebrities with predominantly “white” features: 

Rashida Jones: daughter of Quincy Jones (a black man) and Peggy Lipton (a white woman).  

"I get: ‘But you look so white! You’re NOT black!’ I want to say: ‘Do you know how hurtful that is to somebody who identifies so strongly with half of who she is?"

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Jennifer Beals: daughter of Alfred Beals (a black man) and Jeanne Anderson Beals (a white woman). 

“Because I’m biracial, I’ve always lived sort of on the outside. The idea of being ‘the other’ in society is not foreign to me.”

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Wentworth Miller: son of Wentworth Earl Miller II (a black man) and Joy Marie Miller (a white woman). 

“My father is black and my mother is white. Therefore, I could answer to either, which kind of makes me a racial Lone Ranger, caught between two communities.”

imageWentworth pictured with his uncle (in the middle) and his father (on the right). Notice the difference in skin tone between brothers.

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Here’s a breakdown of how biracial children can have many varying skin tones depending on their parents heritage (remember, Michael has White ancestry):

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