Has the Ebola epidemic transcended into an epidemic of hate, hysteria and racism?

November 3, 2014 2:14 AM

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Has the Ebola epidemic transcended into an epidemic of hate, hysteria and racism?

I am Rashid Dumbuya an International Human Rights advocate and Public Defender from Sierra Leone. Today, I am motivated to speak up against the world’s isolationism attitude and hysteric reactions to nations that are presently plagued with the Ebola disease. I will begin my message by asking a rhetorical question: Has the Ebola epidemic transcended into an epidemic of hate, hysteria and racism?

As I speak on this salient subject today, over 6,000 Africans have died and over 8,000 are currently affected with the Ebola disease in West Africa. In My country Sierra Leone alone, over 1000 people have been affected with the virus whiles hundreds of people have died of the disease – a good number...

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