‘We are Liberian, not a virus’: U.S. Based Liberians face Ebola stigma

Their accents clear subway cars. They are denied work as soon as anyone hears where they are from. And their kids are being bullied at school. Residents of Staten Island’s Liberian community — the largest outside of Africa — said life has been a struggle since the Ebola outbreak, and it has been impossible to break free from the stigma.Community leader Oretha Bestman-Yates, 43, flew to her homeland in July to visit her nieces and nephew, and she was cleared by her doctor to go back to her job at a private hospital when she returned. READ MORE F THIS STORY

(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.