A question about race and "colour"

He has a hot wife. I know it’s not relevant to the question but it had to be stated.

Ex-wife, now. He slapped her around a bit, IIRC.

As an aside, there’s some randomness with “black” skin tones.
From time to time, even without the mailman being involved, and proper DNA testing to back that up, you’ll see a child result from the union of two similarly-colored black parents that is either noticeably darker or lighter than either parent.
I’m sure this happens with white folks too, but… I can’t think of any examples.

Lovely, what a charming fellow.

I think the answer is: It depends. That is, the child may look more like one parent or the other but it’s impossible to state which? Or am I beign over simplistic?

As the whiter-than-white spouse of an Asian-American and father of 3 biracial children I can testify first-hand that their is no pattern nor predictability to what interracial children look like.

My children all have blue eyes and dark hair. Their skin tone varies from fairly pale pink to brown. One has the classic “Asian” eye-fold, the others don’t. One has extremely fine hair, one has coarse, curly hair. A friend of mine once noted that if you lined up all the children in the world from the palest Nordic to the darkest African, you’d end up putting my children off to one side until you figured out where to put them.

In practical terms, yes. You’re glossing over a lot of interesting genetics, but I guess we can let that slide.

No, there’s plenty of intermarriage between Maori and Pakeha (whites.)

FTR, Tiger is 25% Black, 25% Thai, 25% Chinese, 12.5% Native American, and 12.5% European White (Dutch).

I really don’t see many East Asian features in his face.

Blue eyes? Your wife must have Caucasian ancestry. Children of Caucasian/pure East Asian parents never have blue eyes because East Asians do not carry the allele for blue eyes. It is possible for children that have one quarter Asian ancestry to have blue eyes because their mixed Asian parent might carry the recessive allele for blue eyes.

My mistake. I have blue eyes. My children all have brown eyes.

As others have said, multi-racial people are not going to have a distinct look. But if you’re looking for an example, Mariah Carey is one quarter black and three quarters white.

That’s simply not true. The frequency of blue eyes in east Asian populations is very low, but it exists and has existed since before Marco Polo’s day. East Asia is not now and has never been isolated from the rest of the world, and gene transfer has always occurred.