albinism

Race

What Growing Up as a Black Albino Taught Me

You aren't your disability.
Victor Varnado
2.15.18
crime

Women With Albinism Are Being Tortured, Dismembered, and Their Limbs Sold for Magic

In Malawi, having albinism is the equivalent of having a moving target upon your back.
Sirin Kale
6.13.17
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask an Albino

"My eyes tend to go in every direction at once. Some people gather from that that I have albinism; others just assume that I'm not right in the head."
Fay van Aalten
1.31.17
Stuff

What It's Like to Be Albino When Everyone Thinks You're White

I'm a Muslim Brit-Pakistani, but my pale skin and hair make everyone assume I'm white European – and yes, it's weird.
Nick Chester
12.19.16
africa

Tanzania Police Arrest Man Who Tried to Sell Albino Niece for Body Parts

Authorities have recently cracked down on the illegal trade of Albino body parts, which are often hacked from their victims for use in black magic and charms.
VICE News
6.17.15
albino

Albino Murders in Tanzania (Excerpt from ‘VICE News Meets Josephat Torner’)

In this excerpt from ‘VICE News meets Joseph Torner,’ the Tanzanian activist talks about the witchdoctor-motivated albino killings and reveals there are instances where family members have facilitated these murders.
VICE News
2.27.15
africa

Another Albino Child Is Murdered and Mutilated in Tanzania

The body of an abducted 1-year-old was found on Tuesday, showing that despite recent legal efforts Tanzania has a long way to go in protecting children with albinism.
Scott Mitchell
2.18.15
africa

Fueled by Superstition, People Are Violently Attacking Albinos in Tanzania

Africans with albinism can suffer alienating social stigma in their communities and, in some regions, a near-constant threat of violence.
Samuel Oakford
8.27.14
News

The Fight to Stop Tanzania's Witch Doctors Butchering Albino People

In Tanzania, traditional healers and witch doctors have long considered the body parts of people with albinism as being essential to their magical recipes. These practitioners of muti—or "medicine murder"—believe that their recipes heal the sick and...
Leke Sanusi
2.25.13