[nfb-talk] Blind people Eaten For Magic

T. Joseph Carter carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 11:09:39 UTC 2009

I don't think there's a word in the English language for it Sarah, 
disgusting isn't even close.


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On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 12:29:19PM -0800,  Sarah Baughn wrote:
>That's disgusting!!!
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Leslie Newman" 
><newmanrl at cox.net>
>To: "nfbtalk" <NFB-talk at NFBnet.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:42 PM
>Subject: [nfb-talk] Blind people Eaten For Magic
>>Hi you all,
>>I am the author of THOUGHT PROVOKER and as it is said, real life can be
>>stranger than fiction and I would like to share with you a real story, not
>>one of my making. Below is the text of an article that came out of 
>>edition of the Omaha World Harold. See what is happening to this unique
>>group of blind people.
>>Thousands of Africa's , albinos go into hiding ;
>>/ NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The mistaken belief that albino body parts have
>>magical powers has driven thousands of Africa's albinos into 
>>hiding, fearful
>>of losing their lives and limbs to unscrupulous dealers who can make up to
>>$75,000 selling a complete dismembered set.
>>Since 2007, 44 albinos have been killed in Tanzania and 14 others 
>>have been
>>slain in Burundi, sparking widespread fear among albinos in East Africa.
>>At least 10,000 have been displaced or have gone into hiding since the
>>killings began, according to a report released last week by the
>>International Federation for the Red Cross and Crescent societies.
>>Albinism is a hereditary condition, but occurs only when both parents have
>>albinism genes.
>>African albinos endure insults, discrimination and segregation throughout
>>their lives. They also have a high risk of contracting skin cancer in a
>>region where many jobs are outdoors.
>>Robert Leslie Newman
>>Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
>>Omaha Office
>>Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
>>Our Mission:
>>Empowering blind individuals,
>>Promoting opportunities,
>>and building belief in the blind.
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