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The Races of Man
Children often ask, why are American Indians called "Red Men"?
They correctly point out that today's Indians look just like ordinary White people.
Of course the answer is that TODAY, they ARE ordinary White people, or mostly ordinary White people. Like modern Egyptians, Berbers, Persians, Mesopotamian's, Jews, and others: they have very little, or nothing, to do with the original people, whose heritage they claim.
They persist: but why were they called "Red Men", are there really Red People?
The answer to that question requires a lesson in the original categories of Human Race colors, and in how Human Race works.
Originally there was...
The Black Race: as epitomized by Africans.
The Red Race: as epitomized by American Indians.
The Yellow Race: as epitomized by the Chinese.
The White Race: as epitomized by the Dravidian Albinos of Central Asia.
The list of people above, is in the order of the Melanin content of their skin.
Melanin (Greek: melas, "black, dark") is a broad term for a group of natural pigments found in most organisms. Melanin is produced by the oxidation of the amino acid tyrosine, followed by polymerization. The pigment is produced in a specialized group of cells known as melanocytes. In the skin, melanogenesis occurs after exposure to UV radiation, causing the skin to visibly tan. Melanin is an effective absorber of light; the pigment is able to dissipate over 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation. Because of this property, melanin is thought to protect skin cells from UVB radiation damage, reducing the risk of cancer. Furthermore, though exposure to UV radiation is associated with increased risk of malignant melanoma, a cancer of the melanocytes, studies have shown a lower incidence for skin cancer in individuals with more concentrated melanin, i.e. darker skin tone.
Types of melanin
Some of the different types of melanin include eumelanin, pheomelanin and neuromelanin. Eumelanin is found in the hair, skin and dark areas around the nipples. It is particularly abundant among black populations. Eumelanin provides black and brown pigment to the hair, skin and eyes.
When eumelanin is present only in small amounts, hair may be blonde.
Pheomelanin is also found in the hair and skin. This type of melanin provides pink and red colors and is the main pigment found among red-haired individuals. This type of melanin is not as protective against UV- radiation induced cancer as eumelanin.
Neuromelanin is a form of melanin found in different areas of the brain and loss of this melanin may cause several neurological disorders.
Clearly then, these two people have in their skin:
an overwhelming amount of Eumelanin, and very little or no Pheomelanin.
Conversely: these two people have in their skin, an overwhelming amount of Pheomelanin,
and very little Eumelanin: Thus they are Albinos (OCA2 not the most extreme OCA1):
from the Latin "Albus" meaning White.
The above people account for Humans at the extremes of skin colors:
all others are a mixture of Blacks and Albinos (or in other words: varying mixtures of Eumelanin and Pheomelanin).
The Yellow Race: as epitomized by the Chinese.
Originally the Chinese had a Yellow "Hue" to their skin, because they were the Mulattoes of the original Mongol type Africans who settled East Asia: these people were later known as the Xia, Shang, and Jomon.
Over time, the Black Africans admixed with Albinos to became the modern Chinese.
Of course everyone remembers that Albinism sometimes STRAIGHTENS Hair.
But over the millennia, the Chinese have moved inextricably toward Albinohood.
The Chinese of today are no longer "Yellow".
As a matter of fact, due to their distaste for dark skin, and their preference for "Pale" mates:
They are moving ever closer to the "Full" Albinohood of most Europeans.
As can be seen in these Chinese crowd photos,
today's Chinese people have a noticeable change in facial features,
and a definite "Pink" tinge to their skin!
And of course, with Albinism comes the "Self Defense" mechanism of "Racism".
The logic to that is that though they don't want to "Be" Black,
they also don't want to have to "Compete" with Blacks.
They understand that to be a losing proposition.
So like the Europeans, they are building barriers of Racism
to isolate themselves from Blacks, and the accompanying competition from Blacks.
The problem with that: is that both China and Europe are desperate for
African "Raw Materials": without which, they cannot hope to sustain themselves.
As of now, Africans are still too backward to understand their true position,
but if and when, they come to understand the outside world:
then we may see a completely new world-wide dynamic. One the
likes of which, we haven't seen since the Albinos usurped Blacks in Europe.
And though China is becoming quite racist,
it is still much more subtlety done than it is with Europeans.
Of course, not All Black Chinese chose to mate with Albinos.
(Left - though this man's son did).
So where can we go to find real Yellow people?
Perhaps we should go to the United States, to the State of Texas:
which has as it's State Song,
a ballad about a young Black man yearning for his Yellow-skinned Girlfriend.
Rather - in the nearby State of California, there is a ready-made example.
(He plays for the "Golden" State Warriors - get it?)
Okay, we have accounted for the Black Man, the White Man, and the Yellow Man:
though not the ones we were expecting.
So how do you get a "Red Man"? Are these people Indians, they have Red Skin?
No, they are not Indians, they are just ordinary White people with
Sunburn, Rosacea, Make-up, or simple "Photo-Shopping".
From "Real-Life" experience, we know that "Dark-Brown Skinned People"
develop a "RED HUE" to their skin after spending extended time in the Sun.
So does that mean that the "TRUE" American Indians had "DARK BROWN SKIN"?
As we can see from these portraits of "REAL" Indians...