Mouthy mabelI have been sitting on my feelings for a few weeks. I get upset when reading or watching the news. So I get up and move away from the keyboard and TV screen because I don’t like the anger I feel in my heart. But it has grown to the point I need to write about it. And I am.

To the family of Duncan. And Jessie Jackson.

For the love of all things holy, stop playing the race card. Our country is in a state of uncertainty right now. We are being faced with a crises that we are unprepared to deal with. We are running around with our hands up in the air trying to quickly control something that is beginning to prove uncontrollable. We don’t need your whining right now.

Are you really that selfish?

We don’t need your accusations right now of “He didn’t get the care he should have because he is black.” Oh please. Really? And Jessie Jackson, once again, flying in as soon as a story pops up where the person on the victim side has darker skin so he immediately believes there is racism going on.

You aren’t listening. You aren’t listening to the facts of everything they did to try and save Duncan. You aren’t listening to the reasons why he didn’t get certain treatments that other victims did. This hospital did everything they could do to help this man. The problems that occurred with Duncan is lack of medicine being available because our country is not prepared yet. And also, no one with Ebola antibodies that could donate to Duncan matched his blood type.

This hospital dropped the ball in the beginning. There is no denying that fact. But this wasn’t because of skin color. It was because of poor communication and lack of hospital readiness.

I am sorry for your loss. It is sad. Very sad. I am also sorry that at least two people are sick with Ebola because Duncan traveled here and lied on his paperwork so his travel plans wouldn’t be denied. While you are accusing everyone at the hospital, hiring attorneys and getting things in order to sue the hospital, and selfishly making accusations against the people who risked their lives so save your family member, maybe you could also offer an apology to the people who are now fighting for their own lives due to Duncan’s purposeful lie.

Bottom line is – we don’t need this right now.

So just stop.


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