Is Ebola Outbreak a Rouse for Discriminatory Laws?

By Winnie Eke

The recent call by politicians to ban entry of West African citizens to the United States is reminiscent of other actions against minorities, especially African-Americans, in the hyper polarized environment.

There is no doubt Ebola is a serious contagious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have been on the forefront t fighting this disease. I am surprised that law makers who claim, “they are not scientist” on environmental issues are now experts on Ebola.

According to Napolitano, the call for a ban is unnecessary and counter productive, just like it was in 2009 for H1N1. The H1NI killed an estimated 284,000 people worldwide and there was no congressional hearing.

Why is this different?

Or has Ebola become an excuse to discriminate and cause panic at an election time?

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