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One powerful illustration shows exactly what’s wrong with the way the West talks about Ebola
October 12, 2014

The Ebola epidemic has killed 3,431 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia; it has killed one in the United States. Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council in September that the disease poses a “serious threat" to the country’s existence; the Obama administration recently reminded everybody that “[America’s] structure would preclude an outbreak.” Health care workers are threatening to strike over dissatisfaction with wages; the U.S. sent 3,000 military personnel directly into the area to help combat the epidemic.

The Ebola headlines in Western media outlets, however, don’t tell that story. The Western media circus has lapped up the Ebola epidemic and paraded it around as its newest act. It’s everywhere you look — stories about “necessary” precautions, tales of children and even police cars under quarantine, fear that the disease has spread to other parts of the country. And it all has one singular focus: America and the West. 

André Carrilho, an illustrator and cartoonist based in Lisbon whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New YorkerVanity Fair and New York magazine, chose to play up this disparity in an August illustration, drawn shortly after two white missionaries stricken with Ebola were admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

"People tend to respond more to illustrations that have a point of view on issues that relate to their lives and their opinions," he told Mic in an email.  

The Ebola epidemic hit a particular nerve with the artist. “People in the African continent are more regarded as an abstract statistic than a patient in the U.S. or Europe,” he said. ”How many individual stories do we know about any African patients? None. They are treated as an indistinguishable crowd.”  

His point is well taken, given the recent arrival of Thomas E. Duncan, the Dallas patient who became America’s only travel-related case of Ebola. He came from Liberia, but the media paid scant attention to the country’s experience with Ebola until his arrival in the United States. Carrilho says the color of Duncan’s skin doesn’t contradict the meaning of the illustration. ”The fact that [Duncan] is black doesn’t change the fact that because he’s on U.S. soil, he deserves more attention in the eyes of the Western media,” he toldMic. It’s not black vs. white in the eyes of the media, but ‘the West vs. the rest.’

"A death in Africa, or Asia for that matter, should be as tragic as a death in Europe or the U.S.A., and it doesn’t seem to be," he said.

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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
cultureunseen:

Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
cultureunseen:

Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930
cultureunseen:

Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930

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Salute to Sister Soldier Yuri Kochiyama!

Born May 19, 1921 (93 years young and strong)
An extraordinary Japanese American woman who spoke out and fought shoulder-to-shoulder with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites for social justice, civil rights, and prisoners and women’s rights in the U.S. and internationally for over half a century. A prolific writer and speaker on human rights, Kochiyama has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities and high schools in the U.S. and Canada.

http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930

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IRVINE!!! This Friday, May 23, The Bar will be at UCI all day for the #EMPIREOFFUNK conference. ProBrown and I will be on a couple of panels and we’ll be performing with Nphared for the closing concert (7pm)! Be there!!! Hit up @empireoffunk for more details.
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Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
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Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
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Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)
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Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)
humanoidhistory:

Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)
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Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)
humanoidhistory:

Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)
humanoidhistory:

Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)
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Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)
humanoidhistory:

Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.
(Los Angeles Public Library)

humanoidhistory:

Scenes from the L.A. riots on April 30, 1992. Photos by Gary Leonard.

(Los Angeles Public Library)

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phatlip:

The carabao (water buffalo) has been utilized in the Philippines as far back as pre-Spanish colonialism and are often used by farmers to plow the fields and as a means of transportation. The carabao is one of the most important animals in the country, especially in agriculture, cultivating the land for livelihood. Carabao skin was also once used extensively in the Philippines to create a variety of products, including the armor of pre-colonial Filipino warriors. The carabao, the unofficial national animal of the Philippines, symbolizes hard work, endurance and strength.

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This Is How Beyonce’s Drunk In Love Would Sound In The 1940′s

Scott Bradlee is back with another great vintage cover. This time taking Beyonce’s hit single ‘Drunk In Love’ back in time to the 1940′s with singer Cristina Gatti.

Cristina’s great voice and the big band definitely makes this unique cover totally different from the original. Right in the middle, it feels like something is missing then that sax hits. Amazing.

You hella don’t wanna miss tomorrow’s @foodandsh_t pop-up. Aside from it being #pulutan, these doods @thebarmusic are hosting and screening their newest music video - all on top being in the Philippines for 26 hours this weekend.

I AINT MAD AT THIS MONDAY MORNING 💚💙💚💙

#gohawks #superbowlxlvii #superbowlchamps #sb48 #seattle #seahawks booooyyyyeee

Yum. Victory tastes so sweet.