posted on Dec, 10 2004 @ 03:02 PM
While its most likely that modern humans originated in africa, there is no tellingwhat 'colour' their skin was. Gorillas, for example, tend to have
very dark skin. Chimps, tend to have pinkish skin, even tho they are in the tropics. For my own part, I would doubt that the first populations were
particularly pale skinned. However, just how 'dark' is an intersting question. The Bantu tribes in western coastal africa are significantly
different than, say, the 'bushmen' of the kalihari. So while I doubt that the first members of sapiens were blonde hair blue eyed swedes, there
isn't too much more that can be said beyond that.
I'm just trying to make the technical point that just because one population is in a placenow, doesn't mean that its allways been that way. Or put
another way, there is nothing to suggest that any characters held by 'blacks' are 'primitive', even if its the rather unloaded idea of skin