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Marlon Brown is not unlike the vast majority of educated, ambitious and twenty-something African-American men.

He excelled at school, gained a degree in political science followed by a Masters, and now works as a budget and policy analyst for the State of Michigan.

What makes him stand out is that he is an albino.

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He says around the age of five or six he started asking his parents why he looked different. “They explained I was African-American but my skin wasn’t the normal pigmentation,” says 27-year-old Brown, who was born in Detroit but raised in suburban Michigan. “They taught me my albinism made me special and unique.”

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