Liberians wonder if Thomas Eric Duncan’s death was a result of racism

Liberians wonder if Thomas Eric Duncan’s death was a result of racism

[Ed. – Sobering to know they’re drinking the same Kool Aid as blacks here.]

Moffie Kanneh is angry at the United States. When I meet the Liberian lawyer, he asks immediately where I am from. “Take this back to Washington,” he says. “I am extremely furious.”

In the days after the death of Thomas Eric Duncan — the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas last month — Kanneh was one of many Liberians who told me that case changed the way they see the United States. Many noted how different Duncan’s experience in the U.S. healthcare system seemed from white patients who contracted Ebola, like Dr. Kent Brantly, who recovered from the disease last month, NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who is making progress in his treatment there, and most recently two nurses who treated Duncan, both of whom are doing well.


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