Skin Color and Race

2017-10-13T08:19:57+00:00October 13th, 2017|

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say Carl Zimmer A gallery of busts from the 19th century showing human diversity on display in the Museum of Mankind in Paris. Scientists have found that the genetic variations that determine skin color are widely shared. Credit Romuald Meigneux/SIPA, via Associated Press For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism. “If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going [...]