The Civil Writer Magazine

Melanin, Afrocentricity, and pseudoscience

Bernard R Ortiz De Montellano

American Journal of Physical Anthropology 36 (S17), 33-58, 1993

A component of the Afrocentric movement has incorporated a theory that black people, including ancient Egyptians, have superior mental, physical, and paranormal powers because they have more melanin both in their skin and in their brains.

The skin is a complex organ system endowed with the capacity to undergo a wide array of color changes. In normal skin, melanin is the major pigment or color determinant and imparts a color ranging from a very light tan to a deep brown or black, depending on the quantity of melanin in the epidermis. Africans, aborigines and East Indians skin have the

highest total amount of melanin in the epidermis with no significant difference between them. This melanin is controlled by a circadian clock rythm to control human pigmentation and other things.

There are many examples of circadian clock

rhythms, such as the sleep-wake cycle, the body-temperature cycle, and the cycles in which a number of hormones are secreted. The menstrual cycle in women and the hibernation cycle in bears are two good

examples. But only melanated people have circadian rhythms that produces melanin in the skin. All human bodies have circadian clocks but only Africans, aborigines, native

Americans, East Indians and Mexicans.

have a clock that Caucasians don't have with their skin. The point to this is melanated people's bodies stay in rhythm producing melanin in the skin.

This circadian clock God the creator produced in the skin of Black people is used in a rhythmic manner to communicate.

Melanated people are always in rhythm whether they know it or not and not from only the sounds of drums and bass. The purpose for this rhythm serves as a means for melanated people to communicate with God the creator for purposes of seeking favor for harvests, wars and directions. It is not for celebratory dancing alone. Isn't it obvious

that all melanated tribes uses rhythm to talk with God by music with drum beats but not Caucasian tribes. The rhythmic purpose is highly distorted for music alone when its purpose is to communicate to God.