‘Melanin’ is just one letter different from ‘Melania’

29 Jul

Congrats, you don’t sunburn easily.

I have higher melanin levels than purely white folks do; yippie skippy.

Doesn’t give me superpowers.

I’m neither proud nor ashamed of my skin’s pigmentation; it’s just… there…

At the risk of sounding tautological, it is what it is…

People be odd…


11 responses to “‘Melanin’ is just one letter different from ‘Melania’

  1. fuzziewuzziebear

    July 29, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    People be goofy.

  2. feeriker

    July 29, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    When all you have to be proud of is your skin color because you’ve accomplished nothing useful or productive in life, you make a Himalayan peak out of a dust pile. Pitiful, but, as you note, ’tis what ’tis.

  3. Gerry T. Neal

    July 29, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    Melanin theory, despite being pseudoscientific drivel with no evidentiary support whatsoever, is treated respectfully by the same academe in which Marxists routinely demonize the concept of the hereditary g-factor component of human intelligence as “scientific racism”. The evidence supporting the latter is overwhelming.

    • Will S.

      July 29, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      Whoa; I’d almost forgotten about Leonard Jeffries, and his bullshit ‘ice people’ and ‘sun people’ theories, lol. 🙂

      Yeah, anything that fits their Narrative, they promote, no matter how absurd; anything that detracts, they ignore, no matter how sound…

  4. Elspeth

    July 30, 2020 at 9:48 am

    People are stupid.

    True, we don’t sunburn or wrinkle as easily.

    But we are more susceptible to high blood pressure, blow up like balloons without deliberate attention (obesity), and other similar syndromes.

    Caucasian and Asian women are more susceptible to osteoporosis.

    I could go on but you get my point. Every ethnic group God created has weaknesses inherited with The Fall and strengths given by The Creator. And even with that there are differences among people within ethnic groups as a result of both nature AND nurture.

    Fools run around proudly crowing of things they had nothing to do with.

    • Will S.

      July 30, 2020 at 11:15 am

      Hear, hear, Elspeth! 🙂

      East Indian people have similar propensities towards obesity and type II diabetes and high blood pressure, as blacks. One wonders therefore whether melanin is somehow associated; seems counter-intuitive, but then so does the fact that mouth bacteria can cause heart disease; who would ever have imagined that good oral hygiene can prevent heart attacks, if it hadn’t been discovered? The effects of the Fall are far-reaching and mysterious. But we are wonderfully and fearfully made, and can trust that He who made us works all things to our benefit.

      It would be interesting biological and medical research to try to determine if there is any link between melanin and such illnesses, but of course, in our times as they are, nobody could get funding or approval for such kinds of research, as the powers that be do not want to admit to any potential differences between racial groups.

  5. Elspeth

    July 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    A big problem is that people are willing to acknowledge ethnic differences when it makes us BIPOCs look good (or justifies our disproportionate representation in ways that help us up the ladder), but want to disregard ethnic differences when they make us look good.

    For instance, higher bone density and greater muscle mass is fine to justify our over representation in the NBA or on track and field teams. The propensity for people who have greater physical prowess to be less inclined towards higher intellectual ability is written off. The dumb jock, for instance.

    I get it. I have long since regarded my high IQ as dung in the grand scheme of things but I do have a high IQ. Because of that, it can sometimes annoy me when people go on about black people being low IQ, ergo useless.

    More than that, as a high IQ woman who married a “neanderthal” that wanted his wife to stay home, take care of the kids, and meet his needs, I was uncomfortable for years, caught in the notion’s grip that I was “wasting” my talents. I grew out of that a long time ago, but these narratives matter. They keep people from focusing on what is important and focused on trivialities.

    What my fellow melanin-rich people should be doing is focusing on addressing the dysfunctions in our communities that can be addressed 1) without government intervention and 2) are more about virtue than money or intellect. If that happened, a lot of what needs to be done to elevate the people in the community.

    Wearing a shirt displaying the varieties of shades we come in does zero to promote anything of worth.

    • Will S.

      July 30, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Agree completely.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s