Why Jackson’s children are so light

I said earlier today Michael Jackson two oldest children, while tan of color and clearly of mixed race (correction: possibly of mixed race), are not dark enough to be Jackson’s biological children, even through their mother, Debbie Rowe, is white and fair. The children of a white woman and a black man would be darker than these kids and would have some Negro features, an approximate example of such a mixture being Barack Obama. Then just now I happened to come upon this at yesterday’s New York Post:

June 28, 2009

Michael Jackson is not the father of his two oldest kids, says their mom, Debbie Rowe.

In an interview at her California ranch, Rowe—mother of “Prince” Michael Joseph, 12, and Paris Michael Katherine, 11—said she was artificially inseminated by an anonymous donor.

And she said she does not want custody of the kids.

“I know I will never see them again,” she said. “I don’t want these children in my life.”

Rowe, who was speaking to Britain’s News of the World, repeated comments she made during a custody battle in 2004.

Jackson and Rowe, 50, were married in November 1996. Three months later, he announced he was expecting his first child with Rowe, a receptionist at a Beverly Hills clinic where he got skin treatments.

“Michael was divorced, lonely and wanted children. I was the one who said to him, ‘I will have your babies,’ ” Rowe told The News of the World.

“I offered him my womb—it was a gift.”

But Rowe said Jackson ditched her after Paris was born because the painful second birth left her “all torn up inside” and unable to have more kids.

The couple divorced after three years.

The story is raises questions it does not address. If she doesn’t want custody of these children, why was there a custody fight in 2004? And why would she be so needlessly cruel as to say publicly that she doesn’t want her children in her life? Also, how was the sperm donor selected? Was Jackson looking for a donor who was partly Negro, so that the children would have just a touch of race mixture about them? And was it the same donor for both children?

Also, to be fair to Jackson, reading about him, you can see why many people were so fond of him. There was a sweet, affectionate quality about him.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 29, 2009 08:20 PM | Send

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