PHOTOS: Check out Black People with Blue Eyes – Genetics Mutation Or Natural ?

Montel Williams

Frank Sinatra’s were legendary, Paul Newman’s melted a million hearts while Cameron Diaz’s dazzle in modern Hollywood.

However, it’s generally believed that black people do not possess blue eyes.  These striking eyes have always been associated with the Caucasians. However there  is a small percentage of African people born with bright cerulean-blue eyes.

Actress Vanessa WIlliams and actor Michael Healey are well known personalities with blue eyes.

So why do some few black people have ‘blue eyes’?
One answer, according to scientists, is attributed to genetic mutation or Waardenburg syndrome (WS),which is a rare (1/40,000) disease characterised by sensorineural deafness in association with pigmentary anomalies and defects of neural-crest-derived tissues.

However, it is also a historical truth the Africans colonised Europe over 10,000 years ago and they were in fact the first homo sapiens to cross Europe to Asia and South Pacific. 

Could it also be that some blacks with blue eyes may have inherited them from  their ancient  African ancestors and whites that inter-bred during Africa`s colonisation of Europe? This question has become more relevant as some few children born of both African/100% black parents possesses ‘blue eyes’.

This photo is, perhaps, the best example of a black African, non-mulatto, non-albino, with blue eyes. Also, the boy in the picture does not appear to have Waardenberg Syndrome, also a source of blue eyes in blacks. This leaves the strong possibility of a rare mutation of a key eye color gene.

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