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.
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.”