We often separate people based on so-called skin “color.” But do we really have different colors of skin like red and yellow, black and white? Actually, no we don’t!
To put it simply, skin “color” is determined by a brownish pigment in your skin called “melanin.” Lots of melanin and you’ll have a dark brown shade. A little bit of melanin, and you’ll have a light brown shade.
We don’t have different colors of skin. We have the same basic color—brown! We’re just different shades of brown.
This is because we’re all one race, descended from Adam and Eve. God created this first couple with the genetic information to produce a wide range of skin shades.
Ken Ham is the CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.