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Fighting the persecution of albinos in Africa
« on: April 30, 2008, 10:10:55 PM »

I hadn't even heard there was such a thing, until today.  Apparently, they are thought to be cursed, in Africa, and it is widely believed that they bring bad luck to the whole community.  Recently, an organized mass murder of albinos has been going on, and some of the body parts are being given to witch doctors for use in their magic. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7348528.stm


clarification: I didn't know there was such a thing as widespread persecution against albinos.
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Re: Fighting the persecution of albinos in Africa
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 11:30:38 PM »

I've heard there's an untrue belief going around that sleeping with a woman with the condition will cure HIV, which has resulted in reports of abuse :/

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Re: Fighting the persecution of albinos in Africa
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 12:36:16 AM »

Absolutely horrible. 
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Re: Fighting the persecution of albinos in Africa
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 04:34:28 AM »

I hate de whiteman.
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Re: Fighting the persecution of albinos in Africa
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 04:42:13 AM »

My friend went to visit Jamaica, and he took a motorbike ride over the island. Deep in the jungle he came upon a village where only albino's lived, because they are driven away from the other villages. This village wasn't even on the map of Jamaica.
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Re: Fighting the persecution of albinos in Africa
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 12:03:24 PM »

crazy.  I wonder if they'll start to breed more albinos.  And, when their children do come out black, I wonder about the effect that it has on the community.
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