1. Edgelordess

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    Can a haitian woman have naturally red hair?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Edgelordess, Jul 23, 2018.

    The story is a modern fantasy and my character is a common college student in the LA area of haitian descent. Is it possible for my character to have naturally red (like a dark red) hair? Or green eyes?
     
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    Of course. It's all in the genes you inherit, not your ethnicity.
     
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    Haitian is a nationality, rather than a race, so yes. If she's white and Haitian (admittedly a relatively rare combination) she can easily have those.

    If you mean 'can a black woman have naturally red hair and green eyes' then that's a hell of a lot less likely. It can happen, though, either through spontaneous mutation or inherited genes from white ancestors, though she'd need white ancestors on both sides of the family.
     
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    I hope so, because I have an MC who has blonde hair, and in her nation they have all have black hair (the genes comes from a Grandmother who comes from a different part of the world)
     
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    Considering the involvement of Scotland with the Caribbean slave trade in the 18th and 19th century, I'd think there would be ample genetic impact for it to be possible. It all really depends on the specifics of her genealogy.
     
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    Off the top of my head I remember Malcolm X having red hair. Picture in the spoiler tag,

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    Pretty much everyone on Haiti has both black and white ancestors if you go back far enough.

    Only uncontacted peoples have been isolated long enough not to have any European alleles in their genes. We are all pretty much mutts.

    Race, as a category of humans, is a social concept more than a biological division between us. And genetically we are quite mixed.
     

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