There was a patch of shore there that was well shaded by large trees...this is where the black folk would swim.
Dark skin evolved in tropical people to protect them from the harmful effects of the sun's radiation...
...thought it odd that I, with pale skin, frolicked and burned in the sunshine while the shielded shunned ol Sol.
Years ago you’d also find me in the shady part of the lakeshore. During BC (before sunscreen) summers this freckle-faced, red-tinged blonde could turn lobster red at record speed. My husband provided even more ginger genes so neither of our kids tan.
It’s such a shame these dark-complected women bleach themselves. I do pen and ink portrait art, B&W on cold press using a stippling method, and attractive, young Caucasians are the WORST to draw. You get large areas of white where one tiny, misplaced ink dot can really mess up hours of work. The best faces, the most fun to render, are old, wrinkled or have prominent features.