White Mother Sues Sperm Bank After Birth of Mixed-Race Daughter

Sup Travellers?! The headline "White Mother Sues Sperm Bank After Birth of Mixed-Race Daughter" screams RACISM but let's look at this from all angles before we point fingers and call somenone racist.

According to reports from NY Post Jennifer Cramblett, a white Ohio woman is suing a sperm bank, claiming that she was accidentally inseminated with vials from a black donor. Cramblett says that she and her partner specifically chose the vials of a white man since they were both white but instead got the vials of a black man.

Documents show that Cramblett and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, chose donor No. 380, who is white. However, they were sent the sperm from donor No. 330, who is black.

Cramblett is suing the sperm bank for “wrongful birth and breach of warranty, citing the emotional and economic losses she has suffered,” the Tribune reports.

The lawsuit states, “On August 21, 2012, Jennifer gave birth to Payton, a beautiful, obviously mixed-race baby girl. Jennifer bonded with Payton easily and she and Amanda love her very much. Even so, Jennifer lives each day with fears, anxieties and uncertainty about her future and Payton’s future.”

Many of these fears stem from the fact that Payton is growing up in an intolerant neighborhood with an all-white family, the lawsuit says.

“Because of this background and upbringing, Jennifer acknowledges her limited cultural competency relative to African-Americans and steep learning curve, particularly in small, homogenous Uniontown, which she regards as too racially intolerant,” the lawsuit states.

The mother also complains that in order to get her daughter’s hair cut, she has to travel to a black neighborhood, “where she is obviously different in appearance, and not overtly welcome.”

She’s also worried that her biracial daughter will feel stigmatized around her “all white and unconsciously insensitive family.”

Okay okay okay. Hold on a minute. I understand why they will sue for not getting what they ordered and whatnot but I don't get the whole emotional loss thing. A child's skin color should not be any cause for emotional loss. A child is a child no matter the skin color but this is obviously not the case for all people because race still has a very important part in people's perception of you. In a perfect world Payton would be treated the same no matter her skin color but we all know that this world is far from perfect. Very far.

It kind of surprises me that one of the couple’s concerns involves getting Payton’s hair done which requires Cramblett to travel to a black community where she is “not overtly welcome.” I personally think that's one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. That should be on the first page of "FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS 101"

But at the end of the day, the sperm bank deserves to be sued for not giving the couple what they paid for. They paid for white vials and got black vials instead. Cramblett has a right to be angry at the sperm bank. I'm just saying. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.