Skin, color, and evolution

Here is a podcast from the NPR Morning Edition show called “Your Family May Once Have Been A Different Color”. This podcast dissects the possibilities of the different skin colors your ancestors may have had, beyond interracial marriages. This podcast from 2009 which is only seven minutes and twelve seconds long is still relevant, especially today. This podcast explains how humans can re-evolve their skin colors from light to dark or darker to lighter skin. Human evolution has both high and slow rates of change that affects skin colors. Skin color is not fixed, it is fluid. It is a part of evolution. It is not an indicator of someones character. I am hoping that with a greater understanding of the science of our skin colors, there will be less reasons for people to be racist or bigoted because one’s melanin.


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