why do humans have different skin colors?

americans are white, africans are black, filipinos are brown

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  • Smriti
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Humans of a particular region or country had as much melanin (the skin color pigment) as they needed to face the sun rays of that geographical area without much harm to themselves. More the melanin, darker the color of their skin. Thus, people in colder areas where the sun rays are not so hot and direct, have less melanin while as you move towards equator, sun rays become hotter and more direct and thus, people have more melanin in their skin. Melanin helps to protect our skin from skin cancer and being sun burnt and is not actually evil.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well this is what I think, everyones different cause of the climate in each country like for the really hot countries the people there have dark skin so they can handle the sun and the white people lives in cold or warm countries cause their skin can handle the climate there.For example if the white people go and live in the hot Island they get burn but the brown skin people lucky cause they can live in different climate.In africa the sun is hot there so they have black people when theres Americans it cold and they have white people cause they can handle the cold and they don't get burn cause it not really hot there.The Filipino's are brown cause the weather is either hot,cold or warm.Well this is what I think but I love to know the right answer cause this is a good question.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, when God was making Adam, he sent an angel to the earth to gather dirt to form the clay. We are made from dirt. The dirt chosen was of various colors.

    Have you ever traveled around the world? If you do, observe the different colors of the sand and dirt. Some countries have brown and some reddish while others have black and then you will even find light yellow.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    particular, it extremely is maximum appropriate. properly, it extremely is a simplification, yet it extremely is the fundamentals of it. it extremely is variety of like once you get a great variety of solar and you tan. Your epidermis will enhance melanin according to the solar. That circumstances hundreds of years of continuing solar ability that people who've extra melanin earnings an evolutionary benefit (of not being burnt interior the solar constantly). Conversely, while there is way less sunshine (or, somewhat, much less intense sunshine), those with much less melanin would properly be fit. And as northern Europe has little or no solar for plenty of the 12 months, over the millennia the early people who migrated to Europe from Africa developed to be paler.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because that is the way God has made them!

    God did that to see if we as humans would be able to get beyond our own closed minds and hearts and be able to love others no matter what color they are.

    And guess what many are failing just like they are failing in all of their reasons to hate..........class, race, religion, gender, sexual identity, handicap, and on and on.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    BECAUSE EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT COLOR.....ALL PEOPLE CAN'T BE THE SAME COLOR AND IT IS A PART OF DNA....HAVE YOU SEEN BLACK PARENTS THAT HAD WHITE BABIES BUT WITH AFRICAN CHARACTERISTICS... ITS ALL ABOUT DNA STRUCTURE...

  • 1 decade ago

    the ammount of pigment in there skin based on atmosphere, food, sun exposure, ect.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You're totally wrong on what Americans look like. Are you blind.

  • 1 decade ago

    kind of close to the colours of soil and sand.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it helps protect people who live in different climates.

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