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Not wanting to offend anyone.......

But I was wondering, do dark skinned people (african amerian, hispanic, native american, etc.) get sunburned or do they get darker? I seriously want to know, I am not trying to be rude or offensive but I really want to know.


Asked by Anonymous at 2:15 AM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • Yeah, both. My brother is half black so he gets really dark when out in the sun. My husband is half Fillippino, and he gets REALLY dark in the sun. They both have burned also. It still hurts. :( They just take longer to get burned.

    Answer by Pnukey at 11:08 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Dh is hispanic and he gets darker, but he also burns if he's out too long. A couple years ago at the beach, we both burned and he peeled .

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 2:38 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Both actually. I tan and burn very easily, even though I'm a black woman, I can't be in direct sun for very long.

    Answer by JDsWifey at 2:51 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Im native American and i burn if i'm in the sun to long.

    Answer by shawndrea at 2:55 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • im half white /half black, im what most black people would consider "light-skinned" my SO says im yellow, lol but I get sun burned and then darker after it goes away.

    Answer by Dom123123 at 2:56 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • my kids are 1/4 black and 3/4 white. I have only seen them get darker.

    Answer by alaskansglmom at 3:05 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • My Bio teacher in high school (who was black)
    Said yes they do infact burn .

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 8:15 AM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • Skin is skin, if exposed to the sun too much it will burn. Darker skinned people take a bit longer to burn, but they burn and peel just the same.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Sep. 15, 2009