Thomas Duncan, the man from Liberia who was being treated for Ebola at a Dallas hospital, died earlier today.
Though Duncan died from the horrible effects of the Ebola virus, there are many people blaming other factors.
@TwitchyTeam — cue the "Racism!" chants in 5…4…3…2…
— Adam Beattie (@a_beat_down) October 8, 2014
You know your country is racist when they treat African ebola patients like terrorists. #Racism.
— Jen P (@Sensorium139) October 8, 2014
The reason I say this is #Racism is because people wanted to charge Eric Duncan. He was trying to save a woman not a terrorist.
— Jen P (@Sensorium139) October 8, 2014
You know the black brother was going to pass away. Save the missionaries and let the brother die. http://t.co/GiaLM9bCEH
— Shawn Sawyer (@GordanGartrelle) October 8, 2014
I'm not surprised that out of three people treated in the US for ebola, it's the black one who dies. Negligence or racism? same shit..
— The Artful Thinker (@Dizzleboitellem) October 8, 2014
— backfencechat (@shadyhousewives) October 8, 2014
— Darius Balogh (@DariusB89) October 8, 2014
OF FUCKIN COURSE the black guy with Ebola dies… But if he were a white doctor….
— #JusticeForMikeBrown (@itsLeeYuh) October 8, 2014
— 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico) October 8, 2014
We have the best health care system in the world! We just won't use it to treat you.
— David Waldman (@KagroX) October 8, 2014
The first black man who went back to America died.. Others survived … Now tell me that shit ain't #racism#fuck-equality#CNN#Ebola#pissed
— Shaun Ak (@seunty) October 8, 2014
They going to continue with this Race War huh? Let the two white Americans w/ Ebola live but the black person dies
— FLYWORLD (@FLYWORLD1) October 8, 2014
— #EaglesNation (@craziechickcali) October 8, 2014
I thought white America was gon come through for this black ebola patient to counter that they're not as racist as we think but look…
— Krissy (@kriscremebrulee) October 8, 2014
White people get treated for #Ebola in the US are alive and well… but the one black dude dies… I'm sure it's coincidence
— Juiceson Kidd (@JusPlaneNiko) October 8, 2014
— Mynika Toney (@toneyp) October 8, 2014
So they have Ebola cure for everyone else but #ThomasDuncan and the people of Africa, how interesting they ran out when black man is involve
— Daver Campbell (@ItsmeDAVER) October 8, 2014
How the only people that die from ebola black?
— buddhro (@buddhro) October 8, 2014
Ebola is the new aids for black people. We're always setup.
— Cam (@Ma_comere) October 8, 2014
America where ebola won't kill you but racism will
— MWA (@TweakingTin) October 8, 2014
So the ONE BLACK GUY in america was the 1st to die from #Ebola but the 1st few WHITE people they brought survived/cured? Hmmm I guess 👀
— Makk Beez (@Makkbeezy) October 8, 2014
I guess a black man's life count for nothing. Racism in plain view . Rest in peace Duncan
— Tosin Isaacs-Sodeye (@tosinsod) October 8, 2014
I'm SO tired of racist America. The one black man that had Ebola in the US and you let him die, while those other two white….I'm DONE
— PantheR (@____PantheR) October 8, 2014
Fuck erbody and fuck this world. The 2 whites survived Ebola in the USA but the black died right ? Wise up blackmen
— adjei joshua (@onuakwabena) October 8, 2014
Everyone knows that I never hop on the racist train but this shit blows me. Thomas Duncan didn't have to die.
— Christen (@_JustAGoodGirl) October 8, 2014
Funny how they always have a "cure" for #Ebola for white ppl. But nothing they can do for black even they are in USA. Thomas Eric Duncan
— iCameInPeace (@wing888) October 8, 2014
“Racism” wasn’t the only thing to blame:
RIP Thomas Eric Duncan & condolences to his loved ones. Ebola didn't kill him, bureaucracy and underfunding did.
— Jaime Starling (@The_Murmuration) October 8, 2014
Though many tweets we saw talked about Duncan not being given the “cure” for Ebola, according to the CDC, “no FDA-approved vaccine or medicine (e.g., antiviral drug) is available for Ebola.”
So the system is "racist" for not curing Thomas Eric Duncan? He's not a citizen, he lied to get into the country, and we STILL treated him.
— Angela (@Bear2theRight) October 8, 2014
Seriously, why does every issue turn into racism. The Ebola patient died and it was not due to the nurses & doctors being racist.
— Kirsten (@KirstenMeowSwag) October 8, 2014