White Albinos Vs African Albinos

White Albino - White Albino Little Girl
June 23, 2007 1:30am CST
What is the difference between the white albinos and the African ones?
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@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
23 Jun 07
here in south africa its not so rare to see albino africans. nowadays they live quite normal lives as we have a good climate and its far from the equator. in the old days, they used to kill a baby when it was born that way. they thought it was cursed. in some african countries they still do. but in the more advanced countries like ours, knowledge has reached them and they realised that it has a medical explanation. i have seen very few white albinos. i might have. fair hair and light skin is very normal.
23 Jun 07
Can you imagine that?Do they get discriminated sometimes?What African countries still do the killings?I doubt if they still kill them though in this new generation.In the past the black parents used to accuse the mother of an African Albino of sleeping with a White Man.That was one of the reasons of killing the babies.Its a sad thing.
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
Are there african albinos... like i think its rare... or it never happend...
23 Jun 07
Yea there are ,but very rare though.
@asmurthy (2464)
• India
23 Jun 07
One of the differences between albinism and vitiligo is that complete albinism is present at birth and does not change significantly. Vitiligo is a depigmenting condition that is not usually apparent at birth but can appear at any stage of life. It progresses until most of the body resembles the skin of a person with albinism. Vitiligo does not cover the body completely. There will always be slight pigmentation somewhere on the body. People with vitiligo often cover up and even out the remaining pigmented areas with special make-up used for covering scars or various skin conditions.
23 Jun 07
I was asking for the difference between White and African albinism.There are albinos in Africa that were born like that.It is caused by lack of pigmentation in the skin,hair and eyes.They have problem seeing properly in the sun ,because of the lack of pigmentation in their iris.They look similar to their white counterpart ,just that they have have African features like curly hair and nose.Whereas the whites have the normal white hair and white Nose.Apart from the hair and Nose ,you wont notice the difference between them