The Evolution of Human Skin Pigmentation

Nina Jablonski looks at the evolution of human pigmentation. It was noted by Darwin and others that humans who lived closer to the equator had darker skins. Is this a functional adaptation to sun exposure, or is there something more at play here? Series: “Darwin Evolving” [10/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 16926]

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Pigmentocracy: Real Talk About Fair Skin [VIDEO]

by WNYC

“Vlogger Franchesca Ramsey has cultivated a reputation for funny, provocative observations about race and American culture. The comedian and graphic designer is most famous for her viral video “Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls.” Here, she compare skin tones with WNYC’s Arun Venugopal and talk about the differences in the way African Americans and South Asians view pigment.”

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These Fair & Lovely skin lightening creams keep selling because societies never kill the belief in the Doctrine of White Supremacy.

I have four light skin family members who have had skin cancer cut out of their face.

Nature gave humans pigment ’cause it’s a GOOD thing.

It’s interesting that people what to look like the oppressor group.

As Malcolm X said, ‘Who taught you to hate your own skin color?”

Shadeism [VIDEO]

“This short TV documentary is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. This documentary short looks specifically at how it affects young womyn within the African, Caribbean, and South Asian diasporas. Through the eyes and words of 5 young womyn and 1 little girl – all females of colour – the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Overall, ‘Shadeism’ explores where shadeism comes from, how it directly affects us as womyn of colour, and ultimately, begins to explore how we can move forward through dialogue and discussion.” -unique5589

 

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Shadeism website

 

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