what color(s) are you?

everyone's skin contains all 4 colors.

all skin, without coloring, would appear creamy white.

near-surface blood-vessels add a blush of red.

a yellow pigment also tints the canvas.

lastly, sepia-toned melanin, created in response to UV rays, appears black in large amounts.

these 4 hues mix in different proportions to create the skin colors of all the peoples of Earth.

some of us have more or less of another...just means we are different shades, not races.

if we keep using 'race', we should first consider the implications in defining the word: any contest or competition, esp. to achieve superiority: the arms race; the presidential race.

so I ask you this:

which color are you racing against?

perhaps none.

maybe you are just relaxing in the shade.

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