CREDIT: Screenshot from Shoana Solomon’s viral video
So Solomon, a TV presenter, decided to take action by publicly addressing misdirected discrimination. In her video, Solomon holds a sign with the campaign’s slogan and talks about her child’s experience, as well as the experiences of many others who have been ostracized.
“I am hurt and upset. We are Liberians, Sierra Leoneans, Guineans, and Nigerians. We live in a region that has been devastated by a deadly disease, but we’re not all infected. It is wrong to stereotype and stigamatize an entire people. Remember, we are human beings.”
Solomon is not the first person to start an internet campaign to change the framing of the Ebola narrative.
Acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright recently launched the #CrushEbolaNow campaign to counter the perception that the virus is a death sentence. “We could do well focusing on the strengths of the affected regions and not entirely on the weaknesses despite the enormity of the challenges,” he said in an interview with ThinkProgress.
“I found the news narratives disturbing. It didn’t take into account the absence of health infrastructure in these countries. These reports say that the outbreak is a function of the virus when it’s not. The outbreak is a function of economic underdevelopment. I wanted to reframe that narrative and speak closer to the reality that exists there.”
Ebola as a US neo-imperialistic weapon: Portray Africans as poor helpless zombies: Come in as a solution to the Ebola virus you have created : Use this pretext to steal their mineral resources : Obama: Ebola crisis 'spiraling out of control' : US military to help Ebola effort
John Hagee’s Racist nonsense : John Hagee: Ebola is God's punishment for Obama 'dividing Jerusalem': Hagee’s Logic: BLACK Obama divides Jerusalem; God pours out his wrath by infecting BLACK AFRICANS with Ebola
Structural racism : The US Military and the Ebola Outbreak: How comes among the Ebola medics flown to the US, it is only the Black nurse that died??
Dear Global research.ca , The US invented the Ebola Virus from Bundibugyo, Uganda that is why they have a patent for their invention. The US’s invention of that virus is not a claim, it is the truth.
US experts to monitor deadly hemorrhagic fevers in Uganda???????????????????????/