Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
I just want to remind you all that Inuit people are not white, and northern Kamchatka populations aren’t white either. The gradient on that image is also not specified on time, because for as long as I know, there has been a lot of changes in population and culture crossing, there are lots of dark skinned people in Europe and lots of light skinned people in Central and South America. People with tons of melanine can survive in near polar places just as much as lighted skin people can survive near the Equator. Since ancient times, people have traveled and mixed with people with different physical attributes and I consider it pointless to make a map of how the skin color of humans could distribute on Earth if there hadn’t been any gene flow. It’s almost like a search for racial purity. Guys, racial hate is a little more complicated than natural selection differences.