Wednesday, June 11, 2008

So what's wrong with "Alternate Ways of Knowing?"

This. This is what's wrong with bullshit Alternate Ways of Knowing.
Go on, woo-boys. Defend this.
'Albinos, Long Shunned, Face Threat in Tanzania' by New York Times -
Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania it has taken a wicked twist: at least 19 albinos, including children, have been killed and mutilated in the past year, victims of what Tanzanian officials say is a growing criminal trade in albino body parts.

Many people in Tanzania — and across Africa, for that matter — believe albinos have magical powers. They stand out, often the lone white face in a black crowd, a result of a genetic condition that impairs normal skin pigmentation and strikes about 1 in 3,000 people here. Tanzanian officials say witch doctors are now marketing albino skin, bones and hair as ingredients in potions that are promised to make people rich.

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