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Attitudes of Yah: Collective Amnesia- How We Forgot Who we Are! A Real Understanding of Melanin

Updated: Dec 24, 2020

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This sermon is going to be a two for one. As we learned in our Noah Divides the Land spectacular using Jubilees 8 and geography... we Learned we are 1 Race and That is Mankind.

To start this sermon off we are going to learn about Collective Amnesia and Cultural Amnesia.

As a reminder for those who may not know my background. I went to college for psychology. I learned about Albert Ellis and apply his model to this ministry.

(my citing may suck but that's not my main focus)

Social amnesia is a collective forgetting by a group of people. The concept is often cited in relation to Russell Jacoby's scholarship from the 1970s. Social amnesia can be a result of "forcible repression" of memories, ignorance, changing circumstances, or the forgetting that comes from changing interests.

Collective Amnesia and Epistemic Injustice-Socially Extended Epistemology 2018

J. Adam Carter, Andy Clark, Jesper Kallestrup, S. Orestis Palermos, and Duncan Pritchard

"Communities often respond to traumatic events in  their histories by destroying objects that would cue memories of a past  they wish to forget and by building artifacts which memorialize a new  version of their history. Hence, it would seem, communities cope with  change by spreading memory ignorance so to allow new memories to take  root. This chapter offers an account of some aspects of this phenomenon  and of its epistemological consequences. Specifically, it demonstrates  that collective forgetfulness is harmful. Here, the focus is exclusively  on the harms caused by its contribution to undermining the intellectual  self-trust of some members of the community. Further, since some of  these harms are also wrongs, collective amnesia contributes to causing  epistemic injustices."

Cultural Amnesia-"New Directions in the Sociology of Collective Memory and Commemoration" Brian Conway*National University of Ireland, Maynooth

"Sociologist Barry Schwartz puts forward the fol-lowing definition of collective memory: ‘collective memory refers to the distribution throughout society of beliefs, feelings, moral judgements and knowledge about the past’[ (last accessed 27 January2010)].
This definition makes three important points. First, collective memory has to do with a societal-wide phenomenon – it is not a property of individuals but of social groups.Second, collective memory concerns how people feel about the past rather than strictly what objectively happened in the past. In this sense, collective memory has to do with what social groups select out of the happenings of their lives that they consider important and worthy of preserving. Inevitably, this normative evaluation also involves forgetting –not everything about the past can be remembered, as there are limits to the capacity of our minds to process the past (Schwartz 2009; Zerubavel 1997). Memory, to use the language of economic theory, involves opportunity costs. By this account, commemorating the past is not a simple or straightforward matter. Answers to seemingly basic questions such as who should be remembered? when? and why? are rarely easy to answer, and social groups frequently fight with one another over the answers to them. A third important point that can be made in relation to this definition is that collective memory has to do with the remembered past and its connections to the lived present and the imagined future (Lewis and Weigert 1981, p. 435) – it is about the temporality of our individual and collective lives.

Now let us learn what Melanin Really Is!!

Medical Definition

Melanin: The pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes. It provides some protection again skin damage from the sun, and the melanocytes increase their production of melanin in response to sun exposure. Freckles, which occur in people of all races, are small, concentrated areas of increased melanin production.

Melanin is a complex polymer derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Melanin is responsible for determining skin and hair colour and is present in the skin to varying degrees, depending on how much a population has been exposed to the sun historically.

Melanin is found in several areas of the human body including:

  • Skin where it provides skin color

  • Hair

  • Pupils or irises of the eyes

  • Stria vascularis of the inner ear

  • Areas of the brain, the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus

  • The medulla and zona reticularis of the adrenal gland

Types of melanin

Some of the different types of melanin include eumelanin, pheomelanin and neuromelanin.

Eumelanin is found in the hair, skin and dark areas around the nipples. It is particularly abundant among black populations and provides black and brown pigment to the hair, skin and eyes.

When eumelanin is present only in small amounts, hair may be blonde.

Pheomelanin is also found in the hair and skin. This type of melanin provides pink and red colors and is the main pigment found among red-haired individuals. This type of melanin is not as protective against UV- radiation induced cancer as eumelanin. (Esau)

Neuromelanin is a form of melanin found in different areas of the brain and loss of this melanin may cause several neurological disorders.

Now with All the proof Abba Yah has shown you, If you Still Chose to Hate People based on the color of their skin.. You fall under the law of Sin and Death because He has provided Evidence that Biology, Genes and He Cannot Disprove.

Hate is learned behavior and has no Place on this Planet and you will Have to Answer To Him Very Very Soon!


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