Since humans or their immediate ancestors originated from africa and later spread out to the other continents does that mean we are all technically black?
As you know our skin colour is simply a result of adaptation to different enviroments. So does this also mean no matter how populous a certain race gets or how much race mixing there is, the races will always remain separate due to enviromental factors?
Just a thought that's been bugging me for a while.
Most Helpful Guy
You could also say we are all technically Asian, or all technically Caucasian. Point of the matter is we are all human and every one of us shares 99.99% of our DNA. Your race is determined by your environment. Things like skin pigment, height, face structure, et cetera all are influenced by your environment and "make" your race, but it is still genetic.
So, even if races mix as much in the future like books in the Hunger Games predict, if a certain population of people remain in the same environment for generations, the mixing will eventually not mean much and their "race" will all change an adaption to that.
For example, people who live in hotter climates have thinner skin so they can handle the heat. Likewise, those that live in colder environments have thicker skin. If a thick skinned person suddenly moved to a hotter climate, they'd suffer for a good year or two until their body adapts to this new environment, and vice versa.2
Most Helpful Girl
No, we've now become different races, but those who aren't, just aren't anymore as of thousands of generations ago. you could say that our ancestors once were though if you want to go far back enough.1