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Sep 22 2017

Some Really Do Suffer for the Color of Their Skin: African Albinos

Liberals who bark that only whites can be racist apparently believe that once Caucasians have been blended out of existence, no one will suffer for the color of their skin. Meanwhile, in Africa…

In the last decade, close to 200 killings and more than 500 attacks on people with albinism have been reported in 27 sub-Saharan African countries.

Tanzania has the highest number of recorded attacks globally at more than 170. There have also been reports of attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique and Burundi.

Most of these attacks are fuelled by rising demand for the body parts of people with albinism used in rituals by traditional healers, known as muti killing or black magic, juju.

The hair and bones, genitals and thumbs of people with albinism are said to possess distinct powers. Alleged to bring wealth or success, they are often dried and ground, put into a package to be carried, to be secreted in boats, businesses, homes or clothing, or scattered in the sea.

At least this only happens among peasants in the most primitive backwaters. Or maybe not:

[I]t is believed that demand for body parts increases closer to general elections. The wealthy and educated elite running for office consult traditional healers for good luck potions.

Although their body parts are used to bring luck or protection, living albinos are regarded with horror. Some Africans believe their condition to be contagious.

Western Civilization may have its flaws, but its absence will not be an improvement.

albino africa
Sometimes color is only skin deep.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.



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