The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
It’s a little wonky in places (People from Yemen aren’t naturally more dark than the rest of Arabia) but it’s a good rule of thumb.
We’re in need of a couple of official Amiga CD32 controllers for an upcoming episode of PortsCenter looking at the various Amiga ports of Street Fighter II, and we’re having an incredibly difficult time finding them. We’re reaching out in the hopes that one of our viewers…