PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
 
Comments: 18
Article views: 2072
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Narian Chengiah Naidoo's badges.
 

Difference between black, white

17 May 2014, 10:14

How are the black people different from the white denomination? Obviously, it all boils down to skin colour of course. Nonetheless, the term ‘white or black’ has been used to describe certain races, at least metaphorically.

Also termed the Caucasians, the white people are called as such, primarily because of their seemingly light skin pigmentation. These people are those who are basically European in ancestry. They have the lightest skin colour (almost to the point of having no skin colour at all when untanned), though you can’t safely pinpoint the Americans to be purely white because of the great diversity in their specific sub-races.

Earlier definitions of black people described them as those who are of Sub Saharan-African ancestry. Today, the term has been embraced to include the indigenous inhabitants of Oceania and even some parts of Southeast Asia. Along with this are key characteristics like the hair texture being afro-like (dense, thick and woolly haired individuals) and of course those who really look black.

Black skin colour is due to too much melanin ‘“the skin pigment responsible for colour. Scientifically, this pigment is a form of protection against the harsh rays of the sun and other external factors. That’s why white people are more prone to have sunburn when left exposed under the heat of the sun for prolonged periods of time, compared to the blacks. Also, they are more prone to having skin cancer with particular mention to those from Australia as they are the ones with the highest skin cancer index.

The blacks, on the other hand, are more protected from vitamin folate destruction which makes them healthier beings for reproduction. Hence, it is safe to say that under natural conditions (without the aid of medicine, vitamins and other forms of supplementation) the blacks have a higher life expectancy and chances of survival and reproduction when left in the tropics compared to the white people.

Not to demean either group, it has been said (although not proven yet) that there are some other differences between them. Some scientists claim that black people are less intelligent and more prone to commit violence than the whites. Most likely it is because of the way they think. However, there’s no clear proof to this notion yet and even if there will be proof, the case is difficult to get generalized as being intelligent and violent can be a result of lots of variables and situations that are hard to control. In addition, it has also been noted that both blacks and whites have different reactions to some drugs. And like the ones mentioned earlier, either group has some predispositions to certain diseases which make one group more likely to have them compared to the other.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Nicholas K Mashabela
The re-emergence of coalition pol...

This year (2016) local election will most likely become another nightmare for smaller parties. I however foresee more victories for the likes of EFF and DA.  Read more...

0 comments 189 views
Submitted by
Anni Upton
From Africa's most healthy econom...

Under the leadership of ex-presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki (both lawyers, with exceptional educational qualifications) from 1994 -2008, our beloved country can be typified as: Read more...

0 comments 299 views
Submitted by
SkerP
Oscar - Not an acceptable explana...

So Heather Malcherzcyk has scoured the Oscar trial record, and feels confident to educate us all, on the apparent basis that five justices of the Supreme Court, and nine justices of the Constitutional Court, are all idiots. Read more...

0 comments 579 views
Submitted by
No Ohno
To all who complain about the Sup...

I see many people complaining about the new Super rugby pool format, and how unfair it is that SA has 3 teams, and host matches, even though other pools teams have more points. Read more...

0 comments 76 views
Submitted by
Louw Venter
Now is the time to stop him

Self-actualisation is the highest form of human growth, someone who is self-actualised is a fully functioning human being. She identifies the characteristics below as unwaveringly related to a good leader.  Read more...

0 comments 66 views
Submitted by
Colin Webster452
IeSF partners with Alisports

Internationale-Sports Federation (IeSF) has announced a partnership, so called ‘Exclusive Strategic Partnership’, with Alibaba Sports Group (Alisports) in Shanghai, China on July 26, 2016. Read more...

0 comments 8 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.