Why do black people have coarse hair

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Hair

College Point, NY

#1 Aug 20, 2009
I wanted to know. I also want to know why white people have different colored eyes, and hair. Also, why don't asian people have eye lids?

I would like you guys input on this. Why do think we all look so different from each other?
kenyan Brother

Northfield, MN

#2 Aug 20, 2009
Hair wrote:
I wanted to know. I also want to know why white people have different colored eyes, and hair. Also, why don't asian people have eye lids?
I would like you guys input on this. Why do think we all look so different from each other?
Because god wanted us to be different, so god could see how we get along, which we are not doing a good job at. Thats all I have to say about that.
Hair

College Point, NY

#3 Aug 20, 2009
kenyan Brother wrote:
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Because god wanted us to be different, so god could see how we get along, which we are not doing a good job at. Thats all I have to say about that.
Thanks for the answer kenyan brother, and I agree.

However, I would like a more indepth answer(s) from people on here.
Somali Lady

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 20, 2009
Um do you really think all black people have coarse because if so then you should really travel around more.
minnie

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Aug 20, 2009
what exactly do you consider coarse?
genetics are the cause for such diverse looks among people
Somali Lady

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Aug 20, 2009
List of African people who don't have coarse hair.

Somali
Ethiopian
Berber
Eritrean
Djibouti
Beja
Fulani

Just to name a few.

Btw I personally have very soft long hair, so I don't know why you think we all have coarse hair.
Somali Lady

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Aug 20, 2009
Besides I think of all types of black hair as beautiful.
Hair

College Point, NY

#8 Aug 20, 2009
Somali Lady wrote:
Um do you really think all black people have coarse because if so then you should really travel around more.
I didn't say all. I asked why do black people have coarse hair. It is not common for and most Asians(except some Melanesians), Europeans,and Naitve Americans to have coarse or rough hair. For some Horn of Africa Africans and some North Africans it is a different story. My question was basically for West Africans, Central Africans, East Africans, and many black South Africans, as well as many Melanesian peoples and many African descent peoples in the Americas.

I also asked how is it that white people have different colored eyes and hairs, and why asian peoples don't have any eye lids.
minnie

Milwaukee, WI

#9 Aug 20, 2009
another question
what exactly is soft hair
ive had people touch my hair and tell me hair was really soft
melissa

Nassau, Bahamas

#10 Aug 20, 2009
blacks have coarse hair to protect them from racist white people!
minnie

Milwaukee, WI

#11 Aug 20, 2009
melissa wrote:
blacks have coarse hair to protect them from racist white people!
lmao!!!
Somali Lady

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 20, 2009
Hair wrote:
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What is your ethnicity.
Hair

Newark, NJ

#13 Aug 20, 2009
Somali Lady wrote:
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What is your ethnicity.
I am African-American and Jamaican.

I was asking, seeking an intelligent answer to my questions.

Since: Jul 09

Lawrenceville, GA

#14 Aug 20, 2009
Some people (not just black) have a different texture of hair because of the cross section of the hair shaft. The cross section of a curly hair follicle is oval. The flatter the oval the curlier the hair.

Some people (not just white) have different colored eyes because of their irises. The iris gives the eye it's color. The pigment is called Melanin. If there are large amount of Melanin present, the color of the eye would be black, brown or hazel & small amounts would result in light green or light blue eyes.

Here is a really good link that goes into more details about genetics amongst europeans:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Why-Do-Europea...

Asian people do have eyelids. I think what you are describing is the epicanthic fold. The trait arises because the eyelid muscles are weaker or lower compared with people who do not have this epicanthic fold, resulting in a lower fold in the eyelid, when the eyes are open. The fold gives the eyes of East Asians a characteristic shape which is narrower and almond-like in comparison to most Westerners, whose eyes appear rounder.
Smasher

Lexington, SC

#15 Aug 21, 2009
Shaylawriter wrote:
Some people (not just black) have a different texture of hair because of the cross section of the hair shaft. The cross section of a curly hair follicle is oval. The flatter the oval the curlier the hair.
Some people (not just white) have different colored eyes because of their irises. The iris gives the eye it's color. The pigment is called Melanin. If there are large amount of Melanin present, the color of the eye would be black, brown or hazel & small amounts would result in light green or light blue eyes.
Here is a really good link that goes into more details about genetics amongst europeans:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Why-Do-Europea...
Asian people do have eyelids. I think what you are describing is the epicanthic fold. The trait arises because the eyelid muscles are weaker or lower compared with people who do not have this epicanthic fold, resulting in a lower fold in the eyelid, when the eyes are open. The fold gives the eyes of East Asians a characteristic shape which is narrower and almond-like in comparison to most Westerners, whose eyes appear rounder.
I salute you. You have the patience of Job in the bible to take the time to give an answer to a very trivial question. You are obviously a very good, intellectual, extremely tolerant person. You know the "Smasher" rarely gives out compliments, I'm sure you have seen some of my posts, but I must compliment you on trying to shed light on an otherwise dark, lost place/question.

Since: Jul 09

Marietta, GA

#16 Aug 21, 2009
Smasher wrote:
<quoted text>I salute you. You have the patience of Job in the bible to take the time to give an answer to a very trivial question. You are obviously a very good, intellectual, extremely tolerant person. You know the "Smasher" rarely gives out compliments, I'm sure you have seen some of my posts, but I must compliment you on trying to shed light on an otherwise dark, lost place/question.
Thanks!

:)

Since: Jun 09

Nairobi, Kenya

#17 Aug 21, 2009
kenyan Brother wrote:
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Because god wanted us to be different, so god could see how we get along, which we are not doing a good job at. Thats all I have to say about that.
Lol mzeiya! Good answer and bright one. Habari ulipo lakini?
Hair

Syosset, NY

#18 Aug 21, 2009
Shaylawriter wrote:
Some people (not just black) have a different texture of hair because of the cross section of the hair shaft. The cross section of a curly hair follicle is oval. The flatter the oval the curlier the hair.
Some people (not just white) have different colored eyes because of their irises. The iris gives the eye it's color. The pigment is called Melanin. If there are large amount of Melanin present, the color of the eye would be black, brown or hazel & small amounts would result in light green or light blue eyes.
Here is a really good link that goes into more details about genetics amongst europeans:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Why-Do-Europea...
Asian people do have eyelids. I think what you are describing is the epicanthic fold. The trait arises because the eyelid muscles are weaker or lower compared with people who do not have this epicanthic fold, resulting in a lower fold in the eyelid, when the eyes are open. The fold gives the eyes of East Asians a characteristic shape which is narrower and almond-like in comparison to most Westerners, whose eyes appear rounder.
Thank you for the inelligent answer. I guess this will be the only one I get.

WLC

“L.A. ZOO”

Since: Apr 09

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#19 Aug 21, 2009
kenyan Brother wrote:
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Because god wanted us to be different, so god could see how we get along, which we are not doing a good job at. Thats all I have to say about that.
"WE" were all getting along until the Caucasian man (devil) showed up... he came and start LYING and KILLING people.

THEY go ALL over the world LYING and KILLING.

it is what they do... John 8:44

the white man is the devil.

Since: Jun 09

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#20 Aug 21, 2009
Hair wrote:
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Thank you for the inelligent answer. I guess this will be the only one I get.
No offense, but your question is not an intellectual question. It could have taken you 5 mins on Google to get the scientific answer just like the other poster.

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