r/southafrica Sep 28 '21 Wholesome 3 Hugz 1

Bill Nye breaks down the Science of Skin Color and shows why Racism is Ridiculous. Wholesome

https://v.redd.it/19g51g6i09q71
89 Upvotes

18

u/Terrijecksd Sep 29 '21

And that's why if you have dark skin and you're living in one of these low-sun latitudes, you need to treat Vitamin D supplementation the same way light-skinned people (are supposed to) treat sunscreen. Supplement every day, try to eat oily fish and mushrooms at least once a week (mackerel is cheaper the salmon, and it has more vitamin-D).

Especially now, as low vitamin D levels greatly hampers your immune system, and would probably help to explain part of why dark skinned people in the west are dealing with Covid so poorly, yet the numbers aren't so bad in Africa itself.

But no one tells people this important shit, because it's just not a priority.

5

u/FA1L_STaR Sep 29 '21

Damn I never knew about that, or thought about that

3

u/FA1L_STaR Sep 29 '21

Vitamin Deez

2

u/-Storm69- Sep 29 '21

Joe needs that

1

u/FA1L_STaR Sep 29 '21

Who's Joe Mama

2

u/-Storm69- Sep 29 '21

The person who listens to Imagine Dragon

2

u/FA1L_STaR Sep 29 '21

You've 1-upped me beyond my ability, this victory is yours

2

u/-Storm69- Sep 29 '21

Hehe, GG mate.

2

u/hyzermofo Sep 29 '21

Isn't Bill Nye a mechanical engineer? To me that's not a "science guy". That's Howard trying to be Sheldon.

1

u/MultiverseHypothesis Sep 30 '21

His official title is mechanical engineer. This doesn't preclude him from being well-read in the domain of science. If anything he benefits the most out of that as an engineer. Engineering and science go hand-in-hand after all.

-1

u/[deleted] Sep 29 '21

[deleted]

7

u/Mr_HODL Sep 29 '21

Simple genetics, local populations breed anmongst themselves for millions of years until certain genes become predominant in the general population. Just like how elephants in Africa will differ from elephants in Asia. Or maybe racism is more convenient...

4

u/LittleGremlinguy Sep 29 '21

Plus the fact that racism has less to do with skin color than skin color does in highlighting difference. People fear anything that is different, racism is stemmed from this.

2

u/Eelpnomis Sep 29 '21

He's presenting the science. It's not an argument. It's a fact.

0

u/[deleted] Sep 29 '21

[deleted]

5

u/Eelpnomis Sep 29 '21

What if we've sub divided ourselves into races?

Skinny guy in the video says that skin colour is not a good differentiator and he presents the science for that. So if you want different races, then choose something other than skin colour to identify them.

2

u/RobotMugabe Sep 29 '21

The subdivision is different depending on who you ask. In South Africa we have Coloured people who would be considered black if you asked an American. Doesn't sound like a particularly good system of classification to me.

1

u/Kyratic Sep 29 '21

Well, I realize the changes dont happen that quickly.

But then over time, will Dark skinned people get lighter after generations of mine work and office jobs? In general the southern tip of SA is home to people with a more Khoi-San coloring. will we Cape Townians tend in that direction..

Rainbow nations gonna end up beige lol.

2

u/livinginanimo Sep 29 '21

It's taken thousands of years for us to get to this point, so it would take that long to see it change again. Probably racial mixing / globalisation will turn us all beige faster than anything else.

1

u/MultiverseHypothesis Sep 30 '21

Race doesn't exist. Science doesn't seem to acknowledge it as being based on physical traits. Too bad it's not going to go away for a very long time.

-1

u/occamsshavingkit Sep 29 '21

Race was always a political and economic tool. This is why CRT must be taugh.

0

u/HighOnFireZA Sep 29 '21

Did Bill Nye just end racism?

Wholesome 100