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Re: Before Becoming the ‘Melanin Goddess,’ This Model Was Picked On for Having Dark Skin

Kocolicious ·
I think I posted an article about her a few months back. She is absolutely gorgeous. And it's funny how folks can judge your total being just by lookin at the color of skin. Unfortunately, this color-stroke phenomena is worldwide. And surprisingly black people do it to each other too. It's worse when it comes from someone who look like you. We need to get away from this cuz as we know we have BIGGER fish to fight. And we have to do it together....regardless of the different hues/tones/shades...
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Atlanta Film Director Hopes Melanin Documentary Will Change Perception of Blacks

sunnubian ·
Atlanta Film Director Hopes Melanin Documentary Will Change Perception of Blacks July 13, 2014 | Posted by Taylor Gordon Tagged With: Lee Green , Melanin , Melanin documentary , the God Particle Atlanta film director Lee Green recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for his latest project, Melanin: The God Particle. Green hopes that by educating people about all the things melanin really does, he can alter the negative perception of Blacks that surrounds their darker skin complexion. Ever...
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In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
I wanted to address this issue because it seems as if American society is being drowned with this message that color doesn't matter. I don't really care to discuss to social implications of this in terms of how people are treated. I want this...
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Re: Atlanta Film Director Hopes Melanin Documentary Will Change Perception of Blacks

sunnubian ·
M y theory , is that Black people that do have inferiority complexes about their complexion, have them more so because of the cues they have gotten from their own parents/family members, in the first place just as much as they have gotten them from living in psychologically damaging racist societies, countries and environments. However, everything else he has to say about melanin is quite interesting [some of which I've heard or read about before] to say the least. [It is beyond coincidence...
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Re: Atlanta Film Director Hopes Melanin Documentary Will Change Perception of Blacks

Kocolicious ·
Massa been knowing the benefits of melanin how it is not only the protector of the skin from the sun rays but it is also part of the brain dynamics of super intelligence. This also includes the texture of hair. The kinkier the higher the possibility of brilliance. Massa knew this. As why he STOLE the people with the MOST melanin volume. Slavery is not NEW. The Europeans and Asians were the first type of labor/service slaves. But if you lost back at their history, what did those slaves...
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Before Becoming the ‘Melanin Goddess,’ This Model Was Picked On for Having Dark Skin

sunnubian ·
Before Becoming the ‘Melanin Goddess,’ This Model Was Picked On for Having Dark Skin By Ricky Riley - January 4, 2017 0 83 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Senegalese model and Instagram star Khoudia Diop suffered years of bullying because of her midnight skin, but now the “Melanin Goddess” is using her strikingly unique and gorgeous complexion to inspire others to love their own beautiful Black skin. During an interview with CNN Films / Great Big Story , the 19-year-old model revealed...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

EbonyRose ·
Hmmmmm .... ???? Well, I have absolutely no idea! Biology should have been my strong suit ...but due to a rather colorful education experience through my formative years ... well, let's just say it isn't! But, that's a hell of a good question though, Yemaya! I look forward to hearing a discussion about it ... I'm sure I could learn a few things!
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Ok well let's start of with a definition of what melanin is. I will give a few definitions. From WikiPedia : Melanin ( Greek μέλας, black ; pronounced /ˈmɛlənɪn/ <small> ( listen )</small> is a class of compounds found in plants , animals , and protists , where it serves predominantly as a pigment . The class of pigments are derivatives of the amino acid tyrosine . Many melanins are insoluble salts and show affinity to water. [ citation needed ] The most common form of biological...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
. Evidently color does matter in nature, considering that it is nature that is responsible for any and all color on earth, including that of human beings. Color or lack of color in humans is only an adaptation to environment, no different or for no other reason than it is for flowers, trees, animals, fish, birds, or fruit and vegetables. That fact alone is what makes it ridiculous for people to actually believe that the color of another human being means anything negative or positive.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Reference: I don't really care to discuss to social implications of this in terms of how people are treated. I want this discussion to lean more heavily on the scientific data that is available about hue-mans, what causes color and what is the natural evolutionary purpose of having color (melanin). And the ultimate question, does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science. Sunnubian, sista, this is a discussion based on science. I'm curious what and if there are any...
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Now I'm asking the question: Are we really ready to have this mature discussion on science??? Where is Shulamite?? I'm sure that with her scientific background she would be able to add some insight into this.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

sunnubian ·
Scientifically, it is quite simple, melanin is produced by the body to protect it from the rays of the sun.
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
hmmm so the only advantage to having melanin is that we are protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun?? That definitely sounds like a natural advantage. That's not a small feat. Yet we are constantly bombarded with the message that skin color doesn't matter? A perfect example of how it does indeed matter. Now I wonder what happens to that energy after it becomes absorbed by the dermal melanin??
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
And what of melanin that is found inside the body in organs?
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James Wesley Chester ·
Reference: '...does our color make us superior or inferior in terms of science.'---Yemaya Color is a defense mechanism against the damaging effects of sunlight. Life is more comfortable with it than without it. Period. No one...no one ever attempts to contradict that. Everything else is societal. Including those who talk about 'color doesn't matter'. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

shulamite ·
Hey, Yemaya The melanin pathways have multiple functions, though the function scientists recognize best is the protection from free radical damage and (UV mediated) DNA nicking. There are "balanced polymorphisms" (eg certain "versions") of melanins that confer different types of benefits that have nothing to do with sun protection. When I discussed this here last year, I think I mentioned some of the other beneficial effects... shulamite
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Yemaya ·
Thank Shulamite. I'll have to find the link to that discussion. I'll pick it up there. Yemaya
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Re: In Nature, when it comes to humans, does color matter?

Huey ·
Don't we also get Vitamin D from the sun as well (through our skin)? That's another reason. Because of that, not too many black folks ever suffer from brittle bones.
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