The Melanin Race Chart

6 Black, blue/black

(highest melanin content)

5 Black/Brown, Brown


Native Indians

(Mexicans, Malaysians, kwk)

4 Brown, Red


Native Americans,


2 and 3 Yellow, mixed, mixed Brown


1 White

(lowest melanin content)



This is a classification chart of races based upon melanin content inside the body and the skin.


Reference: Afrika, Llaila. Melanin: What Makes Black People Black! Copyright 2009.


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