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Liberian Government Condemns Ebola Stigma - African Community Defense Project

The Liberian government issued a hard-hitting statement condemning blanket stigma against and exclusion of Liberian nationals who do not present any risk of Ebola infection.

HuffPo: Africans Facing Stigma Now Have Somewhere to Turn - African Community Defense Project

Huffington Post covered the launch of the African Defense Project, describing the widespread stigma against African immigrants connected to Ebola panic, the launch of our website and hotline, and concluding "African Immigrants facing Ebola stigma now have somewhere to turn."

HuffPo: Africans Facing Stigma Now Have Somewhere to Turn

Huffington Post covered the launch of the African Defense Project, describing the widespread stigma against African immigrants connected to Ebola panic, the launch of our website and hotline, and concluding "African Immigrants facing Ebola stigma now have somewhere to turn."

Texas Caregiver Suspended After Daughter From Kenya Visits - African Community Defense Project

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.

Kentucky Teacher Quarantined After Kenya Trip, Resigns - African Community Defense Project

A teacher in a Louisville, Kentucky Catholic school resigned after a parent panic over Ebola fears kept her from returning to work, despite Kenya being thousands of miles away from any Ebola outbreak. The article also mentions African students being subject to Ebola "jokes" from public school teachers.

Is Racism Driving Ebola Panic? - African Community Defense Project

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.

ACT Director Talks Ebola Stigma on Africa Today Program

Amaha Kassa, Executive Director of African Communities Together, appeared on the Africa Today show with Walter Turner to discuss African immigrants, the African Community Defense Project, and why we should be targeting Ebola- not Africans.

The African Community Defense Project is now online!

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