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Why don't black people get goosebumps?

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Why do white people get goosebumps, when black people don’t? My mum is black and doesn’t get them at all, but my dad is white and he gets them all the time.
Georgia, aged 11 from Barkingside

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Jackie, Wembley
Qualification: From a mixed race family
Answer: I believe it’s due to the hair follicles. Generally speaking, black people have less hair on their arms, so they won’t get goosebumps.

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