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On my journey to discover the impact of Melanin I watched a video on YouTube called Skin Color is an Illusion by Nina Jablonski I felt wanted intrigued happy encouraged informed and not alone Reason being I believed at some point that there were few lighter pigmented people who would be willing to offer good information for all races besides their own I say this because growing up for me was all about how BlacksAfrican-Americans were stripped from gaining knowledge about anything let alone melanin a chemical that determines the color of your skin For example Im reading a book called Persepolisand there is a young African-American maid named Merhi In this part of the book Merhi asks a child name Marjane who mother and father Merhi works for to read her letters sent from the boy next door This books setting took place in Syria around the Islamic Revolution in 1978-79 In reality this isnt that far from the present 2013 I can just imagine how it feels to not to be able to read and write or having to be concerned about the punishment of someone finding out that you arent illiterate This is a perfect example of how important information is to the world people and how neglecting knowledge is a hazard to the growth of a persons mind body and spirit If it wasnt for me running into the movie Hidden Colors 1 and 2 I believe I would be ignorant of the fact that melanin plays an extreme role in my life and everyone else around meIn this presentationSkin Color is an Illusion Jablonksi states her theory on how skin complexion is the body adjusting to environmental structure of the weather and how it is important to the human species During this speech she mentions that Charles Darwin protested against her theory saying that the skin color wasnt affected by the climate Due to modern technology Darwin was proven
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