Melanin Denial is unhealthy and a mental health Issue

According to the American psychological Association: Denial n. a defense mechanism in which unpleasant thoughts, feelings, wishes, or events are ignored or excluded from conscious awareness. It may take such forms as refusal to acknowledge the reality of a terminal illness, a financial problem, an addiction, or a partner’s infidelity. Denial is an unconscious process that functions to resolve emotional conflict or reduce anxiety. Also called disavowal. —deny vb.

Simply put melanin denial is unhealthy. It is unhealthy know melanin exists and yet act as though it does not exist. Pretending to ignore melanin is worth more than gold makes the mental health issue worse. Healthy individuals who know melanin exists and is worth more than gold will reassess themselves accordingly. Melanin’s dollar value means how we relate to the world around us has changed.

Title of “ON THE PIGMENT OF THE NEGRO’S SKIN AND HAIR” by John J. Abel and Walter S. Davis.

On the Pigment of the Negro’s Skin and Hair

Melanin was first identified as the choroid coat of the eye by Bartholmeo Bizio. Subsequently, the chemical was identified to be the primary ingredient in the ink of cephalopods, most notably sepia officinalis, the common cuttlefish. Over one-hundred twenty-five years ago, in July 1896, JOHN J. ABEL, M.D., AND WALTER S. DAVIS, S.B. published a paper entitled “ON THE PIGMENT OF THE NEGRO’S SKIN AND HAIR” in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. They were the first to connect the chemical in human skin and hair that gives it its physical appearance to the chemical melanin. Similarly, it has been six years since we first observed melanin is worth more than gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium and coltan combined in March 2014. Those are nothing but facts. Denial of the facts regarding melanin is what we call Melanin Denial. Melanin Denial is unhealthy and a mental health issue.

A meme indicating melanin denial is unhealthy and a mental health issue.
Melanin denial is unhealthy and a mental health issue.

Despite the fact over 365,000 scholarly articles exist regarding melanin, a continued effort is being made to deny its existence among the general public. After first posting melanin was worth more than gold I just went on about my business posting what I thought were the type of blog posts Keyamsha the Awakening was intended to provide. It was only in response to people claiming those of us with high levels of melanin in our skin were being killed for their melanin did the need emerge to challenge the false narrative of melanin.

Sepia officinalis is the source of melanin being sold. Any other claims indicate melanin denial is unhealthy.
Sepia officinalis, the common cuttlefish. The ink of this creature is the source of melanin being sold. It was identified as the same substance in human hair and skin in 1896 by Abel and Davis.

Melanin Denial is unhealthy

Some might take this as directed at people of a certain phenotype. Melanin denial is mainly affecting people of a certain educational level, primarily college educated. They have the most access to media outlets. They also seem to have the most information at their disposal. Highly educated people also decide what information is distributed to the rest of us. Yet with all the information at their disposal they refuse to apply it wisely. Why are media outlets denying melanin’s existence and it is worth more than gold?

Continued melanin denial is unhealthy. It takes mental effort to deny the existence of melanin. Doing so while melanin is subjected to intense scientific scrutiny indicates a mental health issue at work. Melanin being worth more than gold brought to my awareness a psychological warfare campaign/information operation was being waged against people with high levels of melanin in their skin.

By Nnamdi Azikiwe

The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.


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