T. Owens Moore
The Science & The Myth of Melanin
Melanin: What is it and what does it do?
In this ground-breaking work, perhaps the first full-length scientific analysis of the substance found in practically all living organisms and inanimate objects, T. Owens Moore attempts to dispel the myths, expose the truth and rectify the common misconceptions associated with melanin.
In part one therefore, he focuses on writers of five key texts that employ an African-centered perspectives. The recurring theme espoused by these writers is that melanin alone is the entity that makes Black people psychologically and behaviorally different from non-black people. Nothin could be farther from the truth, argues Moore.
In part two, discussing the physiology of Melanin, Moore covers the nervous, endocrine, visual, auditory and vestibular systems as well as skin structure, vitamin D and early childhood development.
In part three, he explains why he feels that melanin acts as a conduit between the visible or material world and the unseen or spiritual world.
For scholars and lay people alike who want the truth about one of the most controversial issues in African-American culture, The Science and Myth of melanin: Dispelling the Myths Exposing the Truth is indispensable.