tfw you write the most epic author’s note (thanks for the suggestion, Ripley Santo). The following is taken from In the Time of Toba: Lilith
Note: All early humans are Black, regardless of how melanated or non-melanated they appear. Later on, some humans may appear most similar to modern peoples of various Asians and Americans of indigenous descent, with several lightly-melanated people living in many places. No matter what, though, unless explicitly stated in in the story – and in modern, alternate, or future timelines – all people, regardless of level of melanin, are Black. Additionally, while some goddes, angels, Others, and humanoid aliens may appear to be white, they are not. Black is everything, we come in more varied forms than any other peoples, and we are all born of that most sacred obsidian source.
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