albinistic

PSA

I do not care if you callout white people. In fact, I strongly encourage it. 

But do not, DO NOT 

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES use the word “albino” as a derogatory term. 

You know what albinism is? An actual genetic condition and disability. 

You know what people with albinism are? Usually fucking awesome. 

You know why it makes LITERALLY NO SENSE to refer to all white people as albinos? Because POC can have albinism too. Like literally a person of any skin color can have albinism. 

And hey, “albino” has been used as a harmful slur and a way to spread misinformation for way too fucking long. 

You don’t use the R word still do you? 

You don’t still say “that’s so gay” when you think something is dumb, do you? 

Then don’t call people albino as an insult. It’s not your word. Don’t fucking use it. 

Pls pass it on thnx

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Persecution of people with albinism

 Persecution of people with albinism (sometimes abbreviated PWA) is based on the belief that certain body parts of albinistic people can transmit magical powers.

As a result, people with albinism have been persecuted, killed and dismembered, and graves of albinos dug up and desecrated. At the same time, people with albinism have also been ostracised and even killed for exactly the opposite reason, because they are presumed to be cursed and bring bad luck. The persecutions of people with albinism take place mostly in Sub-Saharan African communities, especially among East Africans.

Dendrobium pachyphyllum  (S.E. Asia)

Den. pachyphyllum can be variable in color- some will have thin red striping on a cream flower and others I have grown will be almost albinistic with crisp white and yellow markings.  But a few things remain consistent among them all: they are remarkably fragrant for their size, the flowers are short lived at only 1-2 days, and they all bloom according to a change in barometric pressure. Within a couple of days of thunder storms you will see buds developing on the tips of the canes and after a couple more the crescent-shaped buds will have fully opened revealing their charming shape.