Africans give back: How Africans in the US are fighting Ebola back home

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  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    Dec. 10, 2014 12:13 p.m.

    That's a nice feel-good story. But the efforts of the small groups mentioned in this story are dwarfed compared to the thousands of non-African Americans currently helping out in African countries to fight Ebola.

    Besides, there is no mention of how much of those online contributions have been made by non-African Americans who are not directly associated with those groups.

    Also, the $20k contributions mentioned in the story is also dwarfed compared to the millions of dollars other Americans have already donated toward the cause and the billions of dollars American taxpayers are currently giving toward fighting Ebola and helping the mentioned African countries via contribution commitments our government has already made.

    Whatever efforts some Africans and/or former Africans are making toward this cause are nice. But the truth is that almost nothing positive would be getting accomplished in the Ebola fight in the effected African countries without the outside help that America (as a whole) and Western European countries in general are currently rendering.