October 27, 2014 2:08 pm -

Two brothers who recently came to the U.S. from Senegal were beaten and severely injured, taunted as they were called “Ebola.”

The boys, in sixth and eighth grade, were attacked Friday afternoon at I.S. 318 in Tremont, according to the African Advocacy Council.

The boys, who have been in the U.S. for about a month, were taken to the hospital after the attack.

The group says that the attack is just the latest incidence of disrespect and bullying of Africans since the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa…

Senegal is one of several West African countries where Ebola cases have been reported, but there have been no new cases in that country since late August, according to the CDC.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to African Boys Attacked At NY School, Called ‘Ebola’

  1. Khary A October 27th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This friggin country…so selective in their hate oh that’s right its not, it’s clear who they hate and fear.

    • tracey marie October 27th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      One group we are clear on whom many on the right hate…black people

      • rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        I’m surprised that they even know where Africa is

        • Chris Evans October 27th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

          The sad thing is… they probably don’t even know where Africa is. They just know “Africa = Uncivilized country.” (I know it’s a continent, but they think it’s a country.)

  2. tiredoftea October 27th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    This was inevitable, unfortunately.

    • rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      FAUX gets the response it was looking for

  3. EnuffBull October 27th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    They were going to be bullied anyway because they were:
    [FILL IN THE BLANK: different, foreign, didn’t play football or hockey or lacrosse or some other thing the cliques abide by.]


  4. Herb Sarge Phelps October 27th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The misinformation and scare tactics have driven this to unbelievable levels. I remember when cancer was a disease people were often became social outcast for having, and as people saw friends and family get it, they started to change their views. The rumors and crazy ideas of how one got cancer started to change, but the damage was done because many died as their needs were drowned in a sea of stupidity.
    Just Saturday I had a right wing family member tell me there were thousands of cases of Ebola among children in the USA that went unreported and the CDC was covering it up. He said it was coming in through the Southern Border and we were going to reach dangerous levels before the CDC would admit to it. He also commended on how voter ID would help clean up our elections and Government can not do anything right except military.
    Obviously he is a victim of the right wing propaganda, while smart in several areas, politically he is brain-washed beyond any help. It is the state of our nation at this time and truly scary when even some on the left, like Bill Maher, starts sounding like Fox News propagandist.

  5. rg9rts October 27th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Not the brightest bulbs in the box. are they…

  6. Jon C October 27th, 2014 at 5:10 pm

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  7. M D Reese October 27th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    That’s it–make us proud to be Americans…
    Seriously, what the hell is wrong with people! This reminds me of the Salem witch hunts.

  8. greenfloyd October 28th, 2014 at 4:12 am

    The father asked where are the adults? He does not blame the kids who attacked his sons. When I look a the various federal and states befuddled and muddled responses we can probably expect to see more panic reactions, and not just from schoolboys on the playground. Nurse Kaci Hickox is the most recent example of this Ebola Fiasco. She has gone from quarantine in New Jersey to quarantine in Maine where she has now gone into seclusion!? How does that work?