Is the media once again using Ebola to destroy the Black image?

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    Aug 02, 2014 4:31 AM GMT
    I turned on my TV for the 1st time today, and once again see the same thing that I went to bed. This whole Ebola thing.

    Besides the fact that I'm mildly offended by the fact that American media loves to perpetuate the idea of the 'deadly African and/or Asian disease/peoples'. I wonder if once again, this touches into the subconscious idea of "I'm not into (usually Black/Asians)

    I may be jumping the gun, but I know how the minds of some non-Black people in America tend to work. They believe in stupid shit, especially the negative, regarding Black people. Especially since I live in an area where there is an already small Black population as it is. Call me paranoid, but just how the HIV theory seemed to have appeared first in Africa, now it's this. It doesn't help either, when all too often, I'm asked by interracial partners whether I'm 'clean' or 'negative' which is always offensive.

    Think about it for a moment. You're in a small town in pig-fuck, Nebraska. You probably never see a Black person, but maybe once a month. Yet, when you do see one on TV, it's about Ebola. What the fuck are you going to subconsciously think? I think it's just a bunch of bullshit. They are making such a big raucous over bringing 2 people from Africa into the states with the virus. If it's that big of a deal, they need to just leave their asses over there until they get healed (saying that in a facetious, but cutthroat way).

    When you look at how racist it is, you pretty much say, "2 white people went to Africa, and caught a deadly disease. And whatever else synopsis a person wants to make, is left to the imagination.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 02, 2014 5:16 AM GMT
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    Aug 02, 2014 6:18 AM GMT
    Just like AIDS and crack, the CIA created ebola to destroy black people. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Apparition

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    Aug 02, 2014 8:13 AM GMT
    shockingly, most white guys get asked about their hiv status by partners of all races. If it bothers you so much to see some bad news dealing with blacks, perhaps watch a few shows with Neil deGrasse Tyson and the president to balance it out.
  • frogman89

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    Aug 02, 2014 8:45 AM GMT
    I think you massively exaggerate. I doubt people are that dumb to make such an assoziation. It's as if people would say every Palastinian is a terrorist, every Israeli is a war addict, every Chinese is communist, every Argentinian is unable to handle money etc etc etc.

    That's not how the world works. You're right in avoiding people who do make these assumptions.