to answer your question from years ago maybe to better inform any new readers that read this. yes and no. we have melanin in more areas than just our skin, it's in our nervous system, in our eyes, and etc and we should also ask what "information" we obsorb in those areas. having melanin does make it easier to absorb all wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum, but not everyone with dark and lighter skin can live easily under the sun. also consider what i call "inorganic" or "chemical" EMF/wavelengths highly melanated beings are receiving from computers and other man made devices which there are links to cancer and other issues in the body from those unnatural EMF. Research has shown that most bodies whether light or darker can't survive past 104F because the thermoregulatory system shuts down. now if it 120f outside does this mean that your body is the same temp,,, i don't feel so after being exposed to such weather. i have light skin, but can develop melanin rapidly with minimal damage or sunburn occurrences. but my auntie who is darker than me, who has lupus, cannot be in the sun. this is on an individual basis, but having more melanin or active melanin in general to protect you may be more in your favor, especially this 2017 and upcoming years. the color white is said to block the UV rays, but not absorb most of it. this poses the question to cancer caused by over exposure to the sun and the hue you are as man, if you are of darker hue and do not have any sun exposure, you will or may have more health problems, little to no active melanin or light skin, you may or may not have more health problems in the sun or certain longitudes and latitudes. this is good to consider whether you are aligned in a place where you are getting the correct amount of sun exposure, or consider if you are getting the incorrect amount of sun exposure. again, this answer can only be answered on an individual basis.