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Race appears very natural because it is normal to want to classify certain people into different groups to make it easier for us to understand However our skin color was the reason that protected us from the environment So basically we are all the same and we should not be put into certain categories of race just because we all came from different climates which affected our skin color Our bodies just had to adapt to the suns rays so therefore it is not natural to have different races For example most individuals are not white or black but brown There is no racial category for being brown which is quite ironic if most people are brown When you fill out an application you check off Hispanic African American or Caucasian There is no mixed category on that application like African American and Caucasian Furthermore brown skinned ancestors may have been shared by modern day blacks and whites as recently as 10000 years ago Human skin owes its color to the presence to the particles known as melanin The primary function of melanin is to protect the upper levels of the skin from being damaged by the suns ultraviolet rays Gallagher 7 So therefore it is not like there is some genetic biological difference between all of us Rather our many differences are due to melanin and environmental factors Having a lot of melanin in your skin is good because it seems to protect from the damages of the sun which causes cancer The melanin served as a defense mechanism against cancer White Europeans did not need a lot of melanin in their skin because the sun was not as strong where they lived However in Africa and parts of the Middle East the sun is very strong so the people that lived there needed
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