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Skin color is no basis for discrimination [Letter]

Starbucks' annotation of "Race Together" is wrong, according to current evolutionary science. It probably should have been something like: "We are one," meaning that we are one species, homo sapiens.

In his recent book, "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation," Bill Nye (The Science Guy) demystifies skin color. Basing his remarks on the studies done by Dr. Nina Jablonski, head of Anthropology at Penn State, he reports that skin color is a miniscule part of the human genome and that there is really no such thing as "race."

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Skin color, the amount of melanin, is based on where our ancient ancestors chose to settle after migrating out of East Africa and the need for the skin to manufacture vitamin D. In terms of skin color, we are all just different shades of brown.

Let's stop trying to categorize our fellow human beings based on skin color.

Dan Bridgewater

Westminster

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