More than a hundred redheads have taken part in the UK's first Ginger Pride march today. The parade wound its way through Edinburgh city centre to demonstrate against prejudice or discrimination to people with red hair - known as 'gingerism'. Marchers held aloft signs carrying messages such as 'For the love of ginger', 'All hail. The red, orange and pale' as well as 'Ginger and proud'.
In particular, if "ginger" in this context is related to the plant root used in cooking, I'd like to know how the color red became associated with it. I am only familiar with ginger roots that do not possess any red coloring. A quick google search yields vague and somewhat conflicting results.
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Red hair appears most commonly in people with two copies of a recessive allele on chromosome 16 which produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. Red hair varies in hues from a deep burgundy or bright copper reddish-brown or auburn through to burnt orange or red-orange and strawberry blond. It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. It is associated with fair skin colorlighter eye colors gray, blue, green, and hazelfrecklesand sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered. The term redhead has been in use since at least Red hair is most commonly found at the northern and western fringes of Europe ;  it is centered around populations in the British Isles.
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