Why do white people have such thin lips?

have u ever seen one with big lips?

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  • That is a good question and I think that there is one of two answers.
    1. First, lips are very sensitive skin and are more susceptible to harsh weather. So, it is likely that they are evolved to be smaller so they have less exposure to cold during the winter time which is longer and more severe the further north you go..
    2. The size of lips maybe a co-evolved trait. What this means is that Evolution caused some other trait in white people to occur, and the same causes for that trait are the ones that are also causing lips to be small. Here's an example of a co-evolved trait: the shape of a dog's ears is of course related to their breed. Breeds of dogs which have pointy ears or more closely related to wolves and can be accordingly more vicious. However dogs with soft floppy ears like brittanies and cocker spaniels are evolved further away from wolves and are more friendly. It turns out the decades that dog breeders who have bred to make friendlier dogs then ended up with dogs with softer rounder floppy ears over the generations of breeding. So soft round floppy ears are a co-evolved trait with friendliness in dogs.

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    • Yes there are white people with big lips. My wife is one of them. In particular her bottom lip which he used to get teased with the name "n*gger lips" when she was in school. Look at Angelina Jolie also, her lips are naturally puffy.

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  • People of low skin pigment tend to have evolved from places that get very cold, where large lips experience frostbite and windburn more easily.

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    • Yeah that was my first hypothesis and I believe that is the answer.

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    • I'm not so sure about that - sort of... Hard to explain. Likely, "race" was a scientific term 150 or so years ago and that it is no longer used scientifically since, from that perspective, it no longer applicable (*) but it still applies colloquially.

      (*) What I mean is that scientific consensus 150 years ago might have been that the races were more biologically distinct (like subspecies or even species) but, with growing knowledge, that view fell out of favor so it was no longer a scientific term.
      Interesting article:
      www.scientificamerican.com/.../

    • I never said it didn't know the colloquial meaning. I'm trying to teach people it doesn't have biological meaning.

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What Guys Said 7

  • I mean I could sit here and ask why black people have such huge noses. But I don't.
    it's just genetics man.
    But yeah I have seen white people with big lips, lots of people in my family have some plump ass lips

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  • The same reason Asians have squinty eyes and blacks have bigger in their underwear.

    GENETICS!!

    And yes, the traits aren't universal. I mean, have you ever been to Instagram? Every white girl has gigantic lips.

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  • My bottom is big top is normal and who cares thats like asking why black people have big lips or Asian have slanted eyes its how we look

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  • Kylie Jenner

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    • Kylie's lips before injections were the thinnest lips I've ever seen. So she's not a good example

  • Yes i have

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  • I don't know.

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What Girls Said 8

  • I have seen a white girl with big lips but she was a little mixed. It's probably just in their genetics to have smaller lips.

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  • Two words. KYLIE JENNER
    Lol but seriously I've seen white people with big lips, there's plenty of them actually

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  • I'm white, and I have dark thick curly hair, full dark eyebrows and full lips..

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  • Genetics

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  • I'm white, my lips are thick and beautiful lool

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    • proof?

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    • "Islam isn't a race."
      I obviously know that since i'm a follower of as well.
      "I don't look Arab"
      That's because you think whites are better looking than Arabs, so you'd obviously like to believe you're white.

    • @Like-Me
      I'm not ashamed of my arabness lol, I'm very proud of it and brag a lot.
      But others dont see me as an arab, on paper I count as white.
      I actually think Arabs are wayyy more attractive than whites in general but I dont look it.
      So what would you recommend I consider myself?

  • Not all do

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  • I'm white with full lips, you mad? πŸ˜›πŸ˜Ž

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  • Paper lips and bad teeth.. also white people in general aren't hot at all they go pink in the sun and don't have nice eyebrows or hair either

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