Pale Skin: An Adaptation?

 Pale-skin is no more adapted to cold, dark climates than it is to anywhere else.

Contrary to popular claims, pale skin is not an adaptation to lack of sunlight.  If that were so, then the darkest places in West Asia (“Europe”), which have the world’s palest people, wouldn’t have the highest rates of skin cancer.  If pale skin “evolved” because people needed to absorb more sunlight rather than be protected from it, then the sparse sunlight of northwest Asia (northern “Europe”) would not harm the pale people there.  But this is not so.  In fact, that is the place of the highest rates of skin cancer:

melanoma europe

It should be noted that, this is an EU map, and Norway is not part of the EU.  If it were, it would likely be amongst the other northern countries (Sweden,Denmark & Finland) with the highest skin cancer rates.

Now the following maps does not list country names, but if you have some knowledge of where the previous chart’s leading countries for skin cancer are, you will see that they coincide with paler skin (1st map below) and paler eyes & hair (2nd map below).

skin color map hair and eye color

So if pale skin were an adaptation to sparse sunlight, then why are pale-skinned people so ill-adapted?

And if you don’t need skin color to be protected from the sun in dark, cold, snowy climates, then how do you explain snowburn?

http://www.thephora.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-97822.html
http://www.thephora.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-97822.html

You’ve heard this “theory” many times, but it’s simply not true.  If it were so, Far West Asian (Western “European”) explorers would not have needed winter clothes in South America while brown-skinned natives went naked:

Despite the extremely cold climate in which they lived, early Yahgan wore little to no clothing until after their extended contact with Europeans.[5] They were able to survive the harsh climate because:

  1. They kept warm by huddling around small fires when they could, including in their boats to stay warm. The name of “Tierra del Fuego” (land of fire) was based on the many fires seen by passing European explorers.

  2. They made use of rock formations to shelter from the elements.

  3. They covered themselves in animal grease.[6]

  4. Over time, they had evolved significantly higher metabolisms than average humans, allowing them to generate more internal body heat.[7]

  5. Their natural resting position was a deep squatting position, which reduced their surface area and helped to conserve heat.” (wikipedia)

This is what cold-adapted humans look like:

Yaghan Family
Yaghan Family

And if paleness were an adaptation to cold and lack of sunlight, then why aren’t native Siberians and Alaskans pale?

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(Photos from Real History Worldwide)

White Skin for a Black Sun?

black sun

Pale-skinned people need as much- or more- protection from the cold than everyone else.  And even in the darkest of places, their skin is still not protected from the sun.  So neither the pale skin, nor the relatively narrower facial features, nor any musculo-skeletal or cranial features of the “white” “race” are an adaptation to cold.

Pale skin is not suited to sunlight, at least not the light of this sun.  So why do people keep claiming that it is?  Perhaps the reference is not to this sun, but the Black Sun of Theosophy & Esoteric ‘Nazism’/Esoteric Hitlerism, popularized in the Soundgarden hit “Black Hole Sun”?

black hole sun

Could the source of energy and life on earth have once been another sun, to which pale skin was suited?   Could the earth have later broken away somehow until being captured by the gravity of our current star?  That would certainly make sense out legends of floods and underground civilizations, and the documented Ice Age and need of West Asians (“Europeans”) to live in caves.  Here’s an interesting video about life on earth between suns:

Melanin: More or Less…

We humans are mesmerized by melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin, but almost always for quite the wrong reasons.

Clearly melanin is a handy and fascinating compound, with an intriguing evolutionary history. But because its effects are so visible in our skin, it has for centuries been made to bear an utterly undeserved burden of sociological and political significance. As is detailed elsewhere in this issue, there are far more genetic differences among the people who make up these arbitrary constructs we call races than there are differences between races. It is time to move away from simplistic efforts to explain all our differences in terms of just one molecule and to pay attention to the tens of thousands of other molecules that make up our wondrously complex cells–and selves.

Neuromelanin isn’t obviously related to skin pigment.  People with albinism, who have no melanin in their skin, hair, or eyes, have normal amounts of melanin in their brain cells.

As for the real significance of brain melanin, the jury is still out–we have no idea what it does. We do know that a lot of it is found in the substantia nigra (the “black substance”), a darkly colored structure buried deep in the brain that makes dopamine. We also know that melanin- rich cells in the substantia nigra are the ones most likely to be destroyed in people who have Parkinson’s disease, resulting in tremors and rigidity. But whether this preferential destruction is due to some property of the neuromelanin or is the result of some other process that just happens to destroy neuromelanin-rich cells is not yet clear. What is clear is that.

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Out-of-Africa Theory vs. Out of Australia Theory

Scientific evidence refuting the theory of modern humanity’s African genesis is common knowledge among those familiar with the most recent scientific papers on the human Genome, Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomes.

All that can be stated with confidence is that humanity’s ancestor did not reside in Africa, but “probably” Australia.

When an Original Elder of high standing recently declared that “all peoples of the world come from us”, it seems he had a large body of genetic science standing beside him

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Unemployed Black Woman Pretends to be White, Job Offers Suddenly Skyrocket

If you don’t believe that racism in the job market is real, then please read this article by Yolanda Spivey.  Spivey, who was seeking work in the insurance industry, found that she wasn’t getting any job offers.  But as an experiment, she changed her name to Bianca White, to see if employers would respond differently.  You’ll be shocked and amazed by her phenomenal story. 

Before I begin, let me quote the late, great, Booker T. Washington who said, “Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color.”

For two years, I have been unemployed. In the beginning, I applied to more than three hundred open positions in the insurance industry—an industry that I’ve worked in for the previous ten years. Not one employer responded to my resume. So, I enrolled back into college to finish my degree. After completing school this past May, I resumed my search for employment and was quite shocked that I wasn’t getting a single response. I usually applied for positions advertised on the popular website Monster.com. I’d used it in the past and have been successful in obtaining jobs through it.

Two years ago, I noticed that Monster.com had added a “diversity questionnaire” to the site. This gives an applicant the opportunity to identify their sex and race to potential employers. Monster.com guarantees that this “option” will not jeopardize your chances of gaining employment. You must answer this questionnaire in order to apply to a posted position—it cannot be skipped. At times, I would mark off that I was a Black female, but then I thought, this might be hurting my chances of getting employed, so I started selecting the “decline to identify” option instead. That still had no effect on my getting a job. So I decided to try an experiment: I created a fake job applicant and called her Bianca White.

First, I created an email account and resume for Bianca. I kept the same employment history and educational background on her resume that was listed on my own. But I removed my home phone number, kept my listed cell phone number, and changed my cell phone greeting to say, “You have reached Bianca White. Please leave a message.” Then I created an online Monster.com account, listed Bianca as a White woman on the diversity questionnaire, and activated the account.

That very same day, I received a phone call. The next day, my phone line and Bianca’s email address, were packed with potential employers calling for an interview. I was stunned. More shocking was that some employers, mostly Caucasian-sounding women, were calling Bianca more than once, desperate to get an interview with her. All along, my real Monster.com account was open and active; but, despite having the same background as Bianca, I received no phone calls. Two jobs actually did email me and Bianca at the same time. But they were commission only sales positions. Potential positions offering a competitive salary and benefits all went to Bianca.

At the end of my little experiment, (which lasted a week), Bianca White had received nine phone calls—I received none. Bianca had received a total of seven emails, while I’d only received two, which again happen to have been the same emails Bianca received. Let me also point out that one of the emails that contacted Bianca for a job wanted her to relocate to a different state, all expenses paid, should she be willing to make that commitment. In the end, a total of twenty-four employers looked at Bianca’s resume while only ten looked at mines.

Is this a conspiracy, or what? I’m almost convinced that White Americans aren’t suffering from disparaging unemployment rates as their Black counterpart because all the jobs are being saved for other White people.

My little experiment certainly proved a few things. First, I learned that answering the diversity questionnaire on job sites such as Monster.com’s may work against minorities, as employers are judging whom they hire based on it. Second, I learned to suspect that resumes with ethnic names may go into the wastebasket and never see the light of day.

Other than being chronically out of work, I embarked on this little experiment because of a young woman I met while I was in school. She was a twenty-two-year-old Caucasian woman who, like myself, was about to graduate. She was so excited about a job she had just gotten with a well-known sporting franchise. She had no prior work experience and had applied for a clerical position, but was offered a higher post as an executive manager making close to six figures. I was curious to know how she’d been able to land such a position. She was candid in telling me that the human resource person who’d hired her just “liked” her and told her that she deserved to be in a higher position. The HR person was also Caucasian.

Another reason that pushed me to do this experiment is because of the media. There’s not a day that goes by in which I fail to see a news program about how tough the job market is. Recently, while I was watching a report on underemployed and underpaid Americans, I saw a middle aged White man complaining that he was making only $80,000 which was $30,000 less than what he was making before. I thought to myself that in this economy, many would feel they’d hit the jackpot if they made 80K a year.

In conclusion, I would like to once again quote the late, great, Booker T. Washington when he said, “You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.”

The more America continues to hold back great candidates based on race, the more our economy is going to stay in a rut. We all need each other to prosper, flourish, and to move ahead.

FROM:  http://www.techyville.com/2012/11/news/unemployed-black-woman-pretends-to-be-white-job-offers-suddenly-skyrocket/

P.S.  A lot of comments showed doubts that racism against Black women still exists.  This very important blog post shows how strong- and open– racism against black women still is- world wide…

Can a Sista Get Some Love?: Dark-Skinned Women in the Media Dark-skinned women- of all races- are portrayed as ugly, dumb, miserable & as sexual objects. Why? And what are the implications?
Can a Sista Get Some Love?: Dark-Skinned Women in the Media
Dark-skinned women- of all races- are portrayed as ugly, dumb, miserable & as sexual objects.
Why?
And what are the implications?

The racism against Black men in America is also alive and very real.  It is no less than a threat to their very existence.  SEE THIS POST…

The black race, no exaggeration, is being threatened with extinction.  Starvation and famine in Africa, Black-on-black homicide (across the diaspora) AND white-on-black homicide, higher rates of at-risk factors, disproportionate rates of imprisonment and execution- what do these all point to?  A faster rate of extinction.
The black race, no exaggeration, is being threatened with extinction. Starvation and famine in Africa, Black-on-black homicide (across the diaspora) AND white-on-black homicide, higher rates of at-risk factors, disproportionate rates of imprisonment and execution- what do these all point to? A faster rate of extinction.

European Descendants Carry Brunt of New Bad Gene Mutations

Almost three quarters of gene mutations occurred within the last 5 to 10 millennia of humans’ 200,000 years existence, and those of European descent have most of the harmful ones, an analysis of people in the U.S. showed.

About 14 percent of mutations scientists identified were found to be harmful, according to a gene study of 6,500 Americans published today in the journal Nature. About 86 percent of those variants arose in people with European heritage in the last 5,000 years, the research found.

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