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Just Because We've Got Different Skin Colors Doesn't Mean We're Different Races

I’ve been speaking on the truth that we’re all “one blood, one race” for decades. And part of my talk includes sharing that there are no truly white or black people—everyone is brown (just different shades), primarily because of a pigment called “melanin.” This pigment is produced in cells at the bottom of our epidermis (outer layer of skin) in cells called melanocytes. How much melanin your body produces is largely determined by your genetics. And a new study has shown that the genetics involved is far more complicated than we thought!

According to a popular science article, here’s how one of the researchers says this new study was completed: o understand what actually causes different amounts of melanin to be produced, we used a technology called CRISPR-Cas9 [like a pair of molecular scissors] to genetically engineer cells. . . . Using CRISPR, we systematically removed more than 20,000 genes from hundreds of millions of melanocytes and observed the impact on melanin production.

What they found was “169 functionally diverse genes that impacted melanin production”! And of those 169 genes, “135 were not previously associated with pigmentation.” One hundred and thirty-five! From a genetic standpoint, skin shade is immensely more complicated than was previously thought.

But even as scientists uncover more about how our bodies work and how the genes for melanin production work together and are passed down (which might help with skin cancer and other research), the basics remain the same—all people are different shades of brown from dark to light, and the genetic diversity to produce a variety of skin shades was placed there by the Creator God from the very beginning when he created the first human couple, Adam and Eve. So yes, there’s only one race, Adam’s race, all made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27; Acts 17:26).

So next time you hear someone talk about skin color, explain to them we should say “skin shade,” as humans are different shades of brown because of the pigment melanin.

by Ken Ham on August 31, 2023
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

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ArcAngel · 61-69, M
Once again you have to study the word of GOD:

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thyseedand herseed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

There is a serpent race and an Adamic race. The serpent race is of Cain and the Adamic race is of Abel.

Genesis 17:12
And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thyseed.

Indicating more than one seed ( race ).

Numbers 16:40
To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of theseedof Aaron, come near to offer incense before theLord; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as theLordsaid to him by the hand of Moses.

Again, more than one.

Deuteronomy 31:21
And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of theirseed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.

Their seed ( race ), not ours.

1 Samuel 20:42
And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of theLord, saying, TheLordbe between me and thee, and between myseedand thyseedfor ever. And he arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.

Here it is again.

1 Kings 2:33
Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of hisseedfor ever: but upon David, and upon hisseed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from theLord.

I think you get the point here.

Psalm 37:28
For theLordloveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but theseedof the wicked shall be cut off.

Proverbs 11:21
Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but theseedof the righteous shall be delivered.

Daniel 2:43
And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with theseedof men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

Matthew 13:38
The field is the world; the goodseedare the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
exchrist · 31-35, T
@ArcAngel im at work nd i dont have wifi at home
ArcAngel · 61-69, M
Sorry to hear that.
exchrist · 31-35, T
@ArcAngel im not its bc of the way this country treats its citizens unequally that i cannot afford wifi. Plus I have a phone so why bother for 80 a month.
This explains it so well. I don't care what color anyone is... we're all "of color". So what? Is what I say. I agree with you. Good post!
Graylight · 51-55, F
Please don't talk to anyone about topics which you cannot grasp. "There are no races" is how all information relating to this (and it's new information) is reduced to a simplified, eye-catching media byte. Skin color has always simply been a racial variation.

Everyone is not brown and melanin isn't what separates us. Skin color has always simply been a racial variation, like hair type. What science has found, in easy terms, is that the human species is more complicated that fences along certain borders. With new research, we're finding our that different groups may share a small percentage of DNA from other groups, indicating a subtler and more complex division. Therefore, at a genetic level, science is shifting from its concept of races, but they don't at all imply everyone's the same. Race is still a social construct because there are absolutely variants within the human species. Certain groups are predisposed genetically to certain diseases, others have idiopathic defenses and immunities. One group evolved to be tall, thin and dark so as to better survive intense heat. Others, more predisposed to extra weight, substantially more body hair more compact build to survive cold.

Yes, all humans are humans. Many of us have always believed that. Everything with life belongs to the Universe. But if we're going to go with the "no races" thing, you guys have a [i]ton [/i]over overhaul to do in this country.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
@Graylight This still seems mixed up. The subtly different genetic groupings that you are talking about are not at all the same as what is usually meant by "race". As you point out, "race" is a social construct -- [b]not[/b] something biological. To be black or white in the USA, for example, does not at all mean you belong to a specific genetic grouping. It is how you are defined by American law and/or social attitudes.
Graylight · 51-55, F
@ServantOfTheGoddess There are variants of the human species. Just like the Covid virus, no two variants are the same, though all may share similar characteristics. We've long know that like originated in Africa, so of course we understand all humans are connected, but we're talking about amounts of genetic around 1%. It may well be the alleles along the DNA stand that creates the greatest differences.

This argument is about semantics as much as anything else. There are absolutely different groups of humans within groups that share great genetic similarity. That we're all separated by 6 degrees speaks more to the interconnectivity among the species.

I am blonde, blue eyed and fair. I am connected to Halle Berry and her family as a human, but no way in the world I don't stand out at the weekend barbeque.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
The concept of race was invented to sort people out by the ones who were in power.
ArcAngel · 61-69, M
Yes, but some are more pure Adamic stock than others. The British Crown and family are reptilian ( serpent
race ).
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@ArcAngel I would just love to be able to tell who all that I meet anywhere (in stores, workplaces etc) are not humans. I would get away from them as quickly as possible.
ArcAngel · 61-69, M
Pray for Supernatural Spiritual Sight and WATCH these videos on these sites:


But what about those of us his primary pigment is

But the basic premise of all bigotry
All people type [b]X[/b]
Are condition [b]Y[/b]

Is a failed proposition. If there is any racial variance in humanity? It is between those who are part Neanderthal. And those we have none of those genes
The only people without Neanderthal genes live below the Sahara and southern and central Africa. Some would say they are the only true pure humans.

But bigotry of every kind, is bad. I don’t even like to use the word or idea of race.
Kstrong · 56-60, F
One race...... human..... only difference male and female
exchrist · 31-35, T
Ive also been saying that all humans are one species with a common ancestor. Despite our difference humanity is universal and unified
dubkebab · 51-55, M
Hmmm,interesting. I never thought I'd read a Ken Ham post I'd be inclined to agree with.
Zeusdelight · 61-69, M
And science has shown through evidence that our common ancestors came from Africa.
ServantOfTheGoddess · 61-69, M
To my surprise I agree with your basic point here. Thank you.
DDaverde · 56-60, M

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