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Why do black people have bigger lips?

I know this question sounds horrible but I've always notice it, why is that?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:25 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Relationships

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Answers (39)
  • because thats a characteristic of their race!!! there are 3 races, Mongoloid, Negroid and Caucasoid. Negroid (of more african decent) have relatively dark skin, large lips, a relatively flat nose, and dark coarse hair. those are the features of that race. Mongoloid race tends to have more yellowish skin, narrow eyes, and thick dark hair. Caucasoid have the pointed nose, the light skin, and the fine hair

    Answer by momofone725 at 5:32 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • For the same reason Asian people have heavier eye lids...


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:27 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • The same reason they have darker skin and hair - genetics.

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 5:28 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • genetics. Why do black people tend to have tightly curled hair? why do Asians tend to have bone-straight hair that's naturally black? why do Irish people tend to have red hair? I think it's just how the genest are passed down.

    Answer by Mamma2E at 5:29 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Some do and some don't. It is because of genetics. Trite answer, but that is how I see it.

    Answer by collier5 at 5:28 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Something tells me that momofone725 gave the answer you are looking for...I am assuming you are just curious and it has nothing to do with being racist! and i am also assuming that you are not african american or you probably would not ask correct?

    Answer by rebeccadac at 5:36 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • They post anonymous because they were probably afraid of being called racist and being attacked

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:38 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • It is environmental adaptation.

    Just like any other animal humans adapt to their environment and develop traits that help them survive in their climate.

    Answer by desert_diva at 5:40 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Okay you think it's dumb which means you don't have to answer it.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:45 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Just what everyone else is saying - genetics. Though not all black people have big lips. I had a few white friends in high school that have big lips too.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 5:31 PM on Jan. 19, 2011