Yes, it’s true melanin is currently worth over $395 a gram more than gold. The process of melanogenesis produces a chemical, melanin, found in bird feathers, animal fur, reptile scales, microorganisms, cephalopod ink and the skin of people among other places.
This book completely obliterates the false narrative of melanin information manipulators are attempting to persuade others to believe. In so doing, it takes racism/white supremacy aka the melanin challenged inferiority complex along for the ride. By examining the facts from a melanin-driven perspective it expands perceptions of the world and our history in it.
Most people, especially Black people, have no idea, melanin, the aromatic bio polymer and organic semiconductor that makes Black people black is worth over $350 a gram more than gold. They also don’t know that there is not, now, nor has there ever been, a single quantifiable empirical phenomenon upon which to base the idea people are white.
Shortly after a blog post indicating melanin was worth $353 a gram was published, some people began bombarding the blog with comments regarding “melanin thieves” harvesting melanin from Black people.
Several years later, when news was being publicized of black women and girls were missing in Washington, D.C. the melanin thieves conspiracy theorists launched a “Twitter bomb.” At that point it became clear the time had come to enter the fray and dispel the myths about melanin. Furthermore, it was important to document how the average person can themselves become a “melaninologist” to verify any and all outlandish claims regarding melanin on their own without any “guru” to guide them.