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Old 01-10-2009, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Alex_Dubinsky View Post
(Keep in mind black people, due to their skin, also have a much harder time photosynthesizing it. They should NOT wear sunscreen unless they'll be exposed to strong sunlight excessively. Same for white people, to their own degree.)
I do not think that word means what you think it means. White people don't have any more chlorophyll in their skin cells than black people...
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Originally Posted by Vox Imperatoris View Post
A thought just occured to me—is that why the native tribal black Africans you see pictures of are so dark colored, or is it mainly a genetic difference, as I had previously assumed?
Genetic; American black folk usually have at least one or two white ancestors; for obvious reasons, African blacks usually don't.

That said, there's tremendous variation in skin tone among Africans, too.