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In Tanzania, Albinos Face Death and Persecution


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Cal
- 655 days ago - atlantablackstar.com
Tanzania is a country with a much higher percentage of albinos than the rest of the world, and it's also a place where albinos face serious danger because of widespread beliefs that the flesh and body parts of albinos hold some type of magic.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:57 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:40 am
How hard it is to be different. I was surprised by the death rate from skin cancer, though. I thought it might be 20%
Why does human ignorance nearly usually express itself as fear, hatred and violence?
 

Dandelion G. (387)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:07 am
I would say that Country needs to do a major educational program to try to turn this around.
 

Donnaa D. (13)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:13 am
ignorance is a terrible thing
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:39 am
I hope the albinos are protected while changes are made to educate the "witch doctors."
 

Phillip Anderton (96)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:10 am
People murdered because of of stupid superstitions and ignorance - how frightening! And they say ignorance is bliss...
 

Yvette S. (32)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:54 am
Very sad! And yes ignorance is a terrible thing
 

Cyrille D. (121)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:03 am
The Albinos' slaughter has been going on for years in many African countries. I wish the medias would cover this much more than they do. The beliefs they carry in their flesh are persisting in time and nothing is really done to protect them. Such a shame, really. Thank you for bringing this up !
 

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:16 am
Crazy superstition in this day and age. Horrible.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:51 am
How absolutely horrendous. How can supposedly intelligent humans believe in all these ridiculous beliefs and superstitions.
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 9:15 am
noted !!!! very sad!!! thnx cal
 

Carol D. (109)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:44 am
They need teaching about all these silly superstitions and the government should be doing this Its their job
 

Mike H. (221)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:51 am
Human ignorance is a plague on this world.
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:48 pm
Noted thank you
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:06 pm
How sad , those people need to be educated !!
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:36 pm
EDUCATION IS MUCH NEEDED THANKS CAL
 

Patricia Madi (6)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 11:17 pm
terrible, needs lots of educational efforts from the government
 

Arthur S. (88)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:58 pm
That is downright Pitiful
 
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