The average skin color of even people like Cimmerians and Hyboreans in the game is pretty dark, though. I suspect it’s because these people have a random skin color from a set number of choices from the lower end of the slider, but there are actually fewer pale/white skin tones than there are tanned/Mediterranean/Latin American/Middle Eastern scale skin tones on the slider, resulting in a higher than average number of people with darker skin than expected, among ethnic groups who are described as “white”.
Sure, baking on the cross for X time before getting rescued, and running around naked in the desert sun for a lot of time can give you a nice tan, but I suspect the number of darker-than-expected people in the game is the result of miscalibrating the random appearance generator.
I don’t mix real-world politics into the game because both the Hyborean Age, as well as the time when the stories were written, were very different from today. Many of the things we do in the game are considered wrong, even abhorrent, in the modern day (and some things, such as cannibalism, were considered abhorrent by the Hyboreans too). Doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do those things in the game - just make sure when going to work that you’re aware you’re in the real world and not in the game world. If you spot a pretty girl on the street, don’t club her unconscious, bind her and drag her home. There may be consequences (worst case scenario: marriage).
Aaaanyway, I was just here to promote CharEditLite for your cosmetic surgery needs.