Where Albino Body Parts Fetch Big Money, Albinos Still Get Butchered

03/14/2015 10:29 am ET | Updated Mar 14, 2015
Washington Post

In East Africa, where albinism is prevalent, people born without pigment in their skin are thought to possess special powers, but not in a good way. Superstitions feed myths that albinos are ghosts, sorcerers or demons who have been cursed and, when hunted and killed for body parts, bring good luck to others.

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