Black people’s hands and feet

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    Sam28552
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    How come black people have white palms, and the bottom of their feet are white as well?

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    Name : Sam28552, Gender : M, City : Toronto, Ontario, State : NA Country : Canada, 
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    Chris
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    The most obvious answer, I would think, is this: Lack of exposure to the sun. Walking on your feet prevents the sun from tanning them. The theory exists for hands. Working with them prevents exposure. After all, generations and generations of sun exposure is what caused people to be black-skinned in the first place.

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    Name : Chris, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Arabic, Religion : Catholic, Age : 33, City : Warren, State : MI Country : United States, Occupation : Programmer, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Augustine23398
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    This one’s simple. All people – black, white, whatever – have little or no pigment in these areas. Pigmentation determines skin color. For the same reason, you don’t get tanned or sunburned on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet.

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    Name : Augustine23398, Gender : M, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 38, City : Columbia, State : SC Country : United States, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Julia
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    The palms and soles of the feet of black people are white because they don’t have as much melanin in this area. Melanin gives people their pigmentation. The more you’ve got, the darker you are. It is unnecessary to have melanin in the feet and palms because they are not easily exposed to the sun. Black skin evolved from living in very hot climates.

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    Name : Julia, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Catholic, Age : 29, City : London, State : NA Country : United Kingdom, Occupation : Admininstrator, Education level : Technical School, 
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    Asha
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    No humans have pigment on their palms or the bottoms of their feet.

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    Name : Asha, City : Bronx, State : NY Country : United States, 
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