According to BBC News, it is highly unusual but possible that African DNA from those people brought to other continents could result in two fair-skinned or "white" parents producing a dark-skinned child. BBC News reported in July 2010 the opposite phenomenon of a white baby born to black parents.
CBS News also reported on the birth of the white child to black parents from Nigeria. According to BBC News, two other possible reasons exist for this type of unlikely phenomenon: genetic mutation and albinism. South African Sandra Laing is noted for being classified as black during apartheid, although she was born to white parents with three generations of white ancestors.