Black albino women challenges racial expectations

Silver Spring, MD.

I’m a black woman with albinism. That has been both intriguing and confusing to people. Some people inquire about it and some make ignorant comments. I challenge the white-black dichotomy because I’m black but have white skin. I happily embrace both of my identities as black and as a woman with albinism. That has caused me to live on the margins but I celebrate my complex position.

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  • barry irving

    …White and Black are social constructs…not races. Color coding, color casting is an error of society. It is ambiguous and false at the root. Go further and embrace genetic ancestry for true identity…It will be a different example from the continental tribal perspective, but Genetics don’t lie!


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