Bill Nye Breaks Down The Science Of Skin Color, Showing Why Racism Is Ridiculous

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Bill Nye is the world’s most favorite scientist and he took to TikTok to prove scientifically, in very basic terms — why racism is complete bullshit.

After seeing Nye’s explanation, which is 100% backed by scientific fact, it is clear that racism is fueled by nothing more than absolute hate.

In the video, Bill stands by a map that depicts all the continents of the Earth. The map shows how much UV light lands in each latitude, you know, because the Earth is round and the areas near the equator are closest to the sun.

He explains that as you move away from the equator, the UV light is less intense.

Nye then switches the colorful map to one that depicts skin tones around the world based on the amount of UV they are exposed to. Clearly showing that one’s skin color changes tone based on where they live in the world.

“It turns out that everybody on Earth is descended from people that live here, in Africa,” he says, pointing to a spot in the middle of the continent. “And then as groups of us move around the world, the color of our skin had to change.”

He then explains why our skin color got lighter as we moved farther away from the equator. “Our skin is where we make vitamin D,” he says. “If you don’t get enough ultraviolet, you don’t get enough vitamin D.

“But if you get too much ultraviolet, then you break down your folates. You have to have it in perfect balance. And because the ultraviolet varies, the color of our skin varies.”

“And that’s it, everybody,” he continues. “That’s why we have different colored skin. But we’re all one species. But we’re not treating each other fairly. Not everybody’s getting an even shake. So it’s time to change things.”