NY1 tells the story of Fanta Toure, a certified nursing assistant who states that she was kept out of work at a Queens hospital because she recently traveled to Guinea- even though she wasn't exposed to Ebola and had no symptoms.
The Milford, New Jersey school district prevented a third grader from returning to school after a trip to Nigeria, even though Nigeria is Ebola-free. After the child's father filed a lawsuit, she was eventually readmitted.
A public outcry and petition campaign pressured an Oklahoma teacher to quarantine herself after a church mission trip to Rwanda- even though Rwanda is 3,000 miles away from the Ebola outbreak.
Two Senegalese boys aged 11 and 13 were allegedly assaulted by students at their Bronx school who shouted "Ebola" at them. The boys' parents and the African Advisory Council are calling for public schools to protect African children in New York public schools from bullying and Ebola stigma.
African advocates are fighting back against Ebola stigma with a social media campaign that asserts "We Are Not A Virus."
In a conversation about the American response to the Ebola outbreak, a panel of political analysts suggest that race-based political fear-mongering along with ignorance and indifference to the African continent have driven Ebola stigma and backlash.
Two African students in NJ are being kept out of school for three weeks over an Ebola panic- even though they have no symptoms and visited Rwanda, which is 3,000 miles away from the Ebola outbreak.
A nursing assistant at a Dallas hospice chain was suspended from work after her daughter visited from Kenya- which is on the opposite side of the African continent from the Ebola outbreak.
Staten Island's Liberian community reports numerous incidents of Ebola-related discrimination, and fears that the stigma against West Africans will grow worse.