From the Melanated Man:
In a previous post I mentioned I would create my own terms in regards to race and melanin. That last couple of posts I have dibbled and dabbled with it but I’m making it official with this one. Just to reiterate, my purpose, my own personal purpose, in doing this is to break the chain of identifying myself and others by color. I do not feel comfortable identifying myself and others by a nation/country (or continent in regards to Africans, Africans in Diaspora) either. I do not believe or adhere to nationalism, another one of those -isms that creates a false sense of pride and security.
This is my effort in rewiring my brain, so to speak.
I like to think of myself as a low-key scientist. Hell, I spent (well, currently paying off) over $55,000 in school loans to attain a degree in civil engineering,so I wouldn’t be off-based to make that claim of myself haha!When it comes down to the biology and Kemet-stry, the science of it all, the seen and the unseen, there is an obvious difference between the races.
So here we go.
(Note: my interpretation practically goes hand and hand with this one.)
Group #1: The Melanin-Dominant (picture order: Africans, Aboriginals, Africans in Diaspora)
Group #2: The Melanin-Lite (Mexicans, Malaysians, Native Americans, Japanese,various Oriental)
Group #3: The Melanin-Recessive (Caucasians, Europeans)
So there you have it, simple as that. From now on, I will do my damnedest not fall back in the habit of color coding the races+calling out nationalities. I’m still a work in progress so work with me.
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanated Man