In D&D 5e, variant humans receive an additional skill upon creation. Does this skill have to belong to the same class as the character or can it be from any class? For example, if I made a variant human barbarian could I choose the skill acrobatics? Or, would it have to be an additional one from the barbarian skill list?
The Variant Human optional rule includes the following text (Player's Handbook pg. 31):
Skills. You gain proficiency in one skill of your choice.
It is a skill of your choice, it can be any skill from the skills list regardless of what you have chosen for your class.