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Being An Albino Can Be a Death Sentence in Tanzania. Since 2006

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Being an albino can be a death sentence in Tanzania. Since 2006, 71 people with no pigment in their skin, hair, or eyes have been killed there. Another 29 have been attacked.

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Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:47 pm
Bloody wrong

Rose B (141)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:06 pm
This is Tragic

Vivian F (491)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:33 am
Sad situation; very scary for the albino people.

Lisa Sears (150)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:13 am
What a tragedy! Just one more group of "different" people who are hated and harmed by ignorant bigots. And this happens in every country, so don't think yours is immune to prejudices.

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:28 am
There's still a lot of superstitious, magical thinking in the world. I have read about the troubles albinos face in Africa. It is quite horrific.

Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:37 am
There exists a starry eyed mythology that the dreadful “whites” have a monopoly on discrimination labelled “racism” and that people with more than some arbitrary level of melamine in the upper part of their skin are exempt from such a fault. I once even came across a “learned” article in the Left wing New Statesman publication that argued this theory. My experience and tenure in African had me witness this so called “non-racism” as I saw not only persecution of albinos but also people of mixed race (nusu-nusu i.e half- half). When for example a person of the “wrong” tribe wanders into the wrong area at the wrong time and he is killed or beaten up that is not racism or discrimination according to some of our learned ladies and gentlemen of the press but something else called “tribalism”. I notice that the words like discrimination or racism are absent from this article in the usual display of discrimination of reduced expectations whilst the usual BS excuses are trotted out. Decent kind people in Tanzania or elsewhere simply do not kill or beat up Albinos but prejudiced vicious thugs do encouraged by dangerous criminals posing as “doctors”. National Geographic; you should hang your collective heads for dispensing this crap and by the way where did your writer learn her English – “The genetic condition is believed to have been born in this East African nation” what on earth does that twaddle mean?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:23 pm
Sadly noted. Amitabha!
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