Are Africans really people?

William Chasterson


Are Africans really people?

This question arises as a result of the double standard the news media has set up when reporting on the Ebola epidemic. News española, CNN, and most other news outlets have been giving in depth coverage of the individuals affected by the disease. We learn details about the people and their families. We see dignified pictures of them when they were well. In contrast when it comes to Africa we see numbers and charts. We see grand totals of the dead and forecasts of how many more are expected to die. The footage of actual people we are shown is degrading and played on a continual loop. For instance I saw footage of a man in Liberia who escaped from the Ebola clinic because he was hungry and they weren’t bringing him food. They chased him through the streets in their bio suits and tackled him…

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Sunday, September 20th

Rosebud
                                 Alleluja, Happy Sunday to All

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate: iv. Alleluja (McNair, Gardiner)

Sylvia McNair, soprano; English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, cond.
Philips, recorded March 1993