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Different colours, but the same skin

26 December 2010

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Different colours, but the same skin

Australian-produced documentary “Skin Deep” aims to debunk racist theories on skin colour.

It asserts that light-skinned people are mutants of their black ancestors, and there is no such thing as race.

Putting a new spin on traditional notions of race, Professor Jablonski said pigmentation was an ”evolutionary flexible” trait, adaptable to the environment to ensure survival of the species. ‘

“So you can’t really refer to somebody as belonging to a white race or a black race because these pigmentation events have occurred more than once and the whole idea that pigmentation equals race is simply nonsense,” she said.

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via The Age

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