The science of why Superman would need dark-colored skin to power his special abilities.
Superman should be black.
By that I mean he should have dark skin, and not that he’s African-American or any other person of color. After all, the Man of Steel is from the planet Krypton, not Earth.
In the movie Man of Steel, Superman asks his biological father why he’s different from humans. As Jor-El explains: “Earth’s Sun is younger and brighter than Krypton’s was – your cells have drunk in its radiation, strengthening your muscles, your skin, your senses.”
Photosynthetic species – including a Kryptonian like Superman – living on a world orbiting a relatively inactive star would need dark pigments to harvest light.
The ancient Egyptians were white. Some even claim that they were Nordic. The mummy of the Pharaoh Ramses II is indisputable proof.
Afro-centrists aren’t getting around this one. Only “white” people have these facial features:
And the winners of “The Ramses II Look-Alike Contest” are…
…all blonde, white, Nordic, Germanic, Teutonic Danish Vikings!
See Ramses come face-to-face (literally) with modern northeast African men for a comparison (skip to 4:30):
Egypt (Ta-Merry, Ta-Nehisi, Meroe, Kemet) had Black natives, but it was a crossroads of cultures. So let’s just play devil’s advocate, and argue that Ramses was “white”:
American President Barack Obama is “black” (actually half “white”, so technically grey). If people exhume his remains, and those of his wife and children 2,000 years from now, sequence their genomes and measure their skulls, should they conclude that all Americans throughout its history were “black”?
Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?
Not every ruler, or person living in Egypt, was originally from Egypt (that’s certainly the case today). Some dynasties were west Asian, like the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty. Persians ruled Egypt from time to time, as did Turkic Muslims and Romans. And nobody knows where the Hyksos came from, but they were “white”. The native Egyptians were “black” Africans, but there were “white” people in Egypt (similar to America or Brazil with their natives marginalized to the point of invisibility by a cosmopolitan mix of invaders.)i
Here’s the real, real truth: You know very little about race, and what you (think you) know doesn’t benefit you:
Common Racial Notions
- “Black” people have broad noses, woolly hair and full lips.
2. “White” people have long, lank hair blond, and blue, green and hazel eyes.
3. (East) Asians have “slanted”* eyes.
By that “logic”, this is a White Black Man…
…and this is a Black White Man…
And these are… ??
Back to the Original Topic
They were Northeast Africans, meaning they typically exhibited dark skin, gracile musculature, wavy to kinky hair, and often had “negroid” facial features:
Whether Hindu, Christian or Buddhist, Krishna, Mary or Lord Buddha, your god and savior, originally, was Black. (Sorry, Megyn!)
1. Krishna (Hinduism, Vedic Religions)
The Brahma Samhita is a Sanskrit Pancaratra text composed of verses of prayer spoken by Brahma glorifying the supreme Lord Krishna or Govinda at the beginning of creation.
The lyrics, chapter 5 verse 38 reads: “I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who plays on His transcendental flute. His eyes are like lotus flowers, He is decorated with peacock plumes, and His bodily color resembles the color of a fresh black cloud, although His bodily features are more beautiful than millions of Cupids.”
Chapter 6, verses 1-2 reads: “The Lord was dressed in yellow garments and had a blackish complexion.”
The Sanskrit word “Krishna” has the literal meaning “black,” ”dark” or ”dark-blue.” Krishna is also called “Śyāma,” the blackish one, or the beautiful dark boy with a blackish color.
Click HERE to read more about the Buddha, Imhotep, Mary (the Madonna), and Horus.
We humans are mesmerized by melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin, but almost always for quite the wrong reasons.
Clearly melanin is a handy and fascinating compound, with an intriguing evolutionary history. But because its effects are so visible in our skin, it has for centuries been made to bear an utterly undeserved burden of sociological and political significance. As is detailed elsewhere in this issue, there are far more genetic differences among the people who make up these arbitrary constructs we call races than there are differences between races. It is time to move away from simplistic efforts to explain all our differences in terms of just one molecule and to pay attention to the tens of thousands of other molecules that make up our wondrously complex cells–and selves.
Neuromelanin isn’t obviously related to skin pigment. People with albinism, who have no melanin in their skin, hair, or eyes, have normal amounts of melanin in their brain cells.
As for the real significance of brain melanin, the jury is still out–we have no idea what it does. We do know that a lot of it is found in the substantia nigra (the “black substance”), a darkly colored structure buried deep in the brain that makes dopamine. We also know that melanin- rich cells in the substantia nigra are the ones most likely to be destroyed in people who have Parkinson’s disease, resulting in tremors and rigidity. But whether this preferential destruction is due to some property of the neuromelanin or is the result of some other process that just happens to destroy neuromelanin-rich cells is not yet clear. What is clear is that.