Not that this is unique to her family- redheads as a group are quite proud of their red-headed heritage, as evidenced by the multitude of redhead t-shirts and other kitschy redhead apparel you’ll find everywhere. At any rate, while looking up the evidence for my takedown piece, I discovered two things: 1) despite popular belief, redheads are in fact not dying out. redheads may, in fact, be genetically superior to their black, brown, and blonde haired brothers and sisters (as evidenced by their Gaelic ancestors practically building America). if you’re not familiar with the claim here, let’s catch you up.
(Sadly, no one makes those for us ever-common brown haired folk.) Irked at their high horse, I decided I would write a scathing (yet gentle) article about how redheads are actually a genetic dead end and that everybody widely agrees they’ll be gone in a few generations due to the utter weakness and inferiority of the redheaded gene. Put simply, there is a common wisdom that redheads will go extinct because red hair is a recessive gene or because Scotland’s going to get less cloudy due to climate change. This has been oft-repeated, but is (thankfully) still wrong.
That in and of itself, however, does not mean it will slowly go extinct- since redheadedness is not an especially maladaptive condition- that is, it’s not a trait that makes it harder to survive, and so there’s no reason for it to be selected out of the gene pool.And the statistics say that most of those white men are looking to date someone who “share their racial background.” That means that, for the most part, black women’s profiles are passed by.If OKCupid’s studies are anything to go by, black men gave black women the cold shoulder too and vice versa.Nearsightedness and color blindness, for example, are more maladaptive recessive genes, and they have thrived just fine.Even if Scotland became a sunny paradise, sunscreen exists and most skin cancer presents after childbearing age anyway, offering no barrier to reproductive propagation.