All Pink On The Inside
It's the substance that determines the color of your skin.
It's also found in the eye, the inner ear and in the heart.
It's what basically separates the Dirk Nowitzkis from the
Kobe Bryants of the world (while at the same time providing
skin color doesn't necessarily improve your judgment about
Did you know that tanning doesn't really increase the melanin
level in lighter-skinned people? What it actually does is
oxidize the existing melanin.
Yes, us white folk are roasting in our own juices at the
beach and at the tanning salon. Bring on the stove top stuffing.
Albinos lack an enzyme called tyrosinase, which why they
produce no melanin at all. Makes you wonder what enzyme keeps
us from being totally transparent. (That would be so COOOOOOOL!)
Their is a primitive belief extant in this world that skin
color affects your quality as a person but, as far as I
can tell, there is no known causal relationship between
brain function... except among white,
I'm not joking here.
A recent poll showed that a significant portion
of WSR's do not believe that Barack Obama has the legal right
to be president because, they say, he is not a U.S. citizen.
In addition, death threats to Mr. Obama have increased to
30 per day. These two facts are not unrelated, and their
common thread is melanin.
This country is full of people who require scapegoats to
justify their moral and economic poverty, and those of darker
skin are perfect targets because they're
identify by those of limited imagination. But the real causes
of most of the pain and suffering in this country are due
denizens who infest the towers of Wall Street.
I'm just saying.
IMPORTANT: Health insurance companies are paying bands of
hooligans to attend town hall events on health care around
specifically to disrupt the process. You can fight back by
forums yourself. For a comprehensive list of when
and where go
here and wait for the list to load on the right
hand side. See you there!