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One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola

One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola via MIC.com

“For the Western media, Duncan is an outsider, a plague-bearer to be vilified rather than a victim of a deadly and horrifying disease. He’s filthy and unclean, and he’s brought contamination to the United States.”

We can see this clearly on Fox News, where Andrea Tantaros parroted the idea that African countries “do not believe in traditional medical care” and that residents might “seek treatment from a witch doctor that practices santería.” Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) suggested that we should fear migrants because they might carry “deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis,” while CNN suggested Ebola is the “ISIS of biological agents.” (It’s no coincidence that both are “foreign” entities.)

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