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Mainstream Conservatism, Ebola, and Anti-Blackness

By Chidike Okeem

Ebola and other devastating communicable diseases are not to be taken lightly. Proper precautionary measures need to be taken to ensure that American citizens are protected from such serious health hazards. That notwithstanding, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no excuse for reprehensible anti-blackness. Though unsurprising, it is lamentable that some mainstream conservatives are using Ebola as an excuse to engage in vile bigotry against people of African descent.