Dallas Landlords Refusing To Rent To Fianceé Of Ebola Patient Who Died
[su_right_ad]People of African descent are facing discrimination in Texas.
Even Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has taken a personal role in supporting Duncan’s family, was broadsided by ignorance.
“I got a call from my wife who was in tears, because she had been told that she can’t work in the cafeteria by some other moms because she might have Ebola, because I might have Ebola, therefore my child might have Ebola, [and] maybe they all need to leave school,” he said frustrated. “[It] was just a few moms. So, that was a tough thing.”
Wednesday, CBS 11 News also learned that Duncan’s fiancée, Louise Troh, is having a tough time finding a place to live.
Troh lost the man she was supposed to marry to the deadly virus and now it seems she’s lost the right to live a normal life. Though Troh was never ill with Ebola, landlords are refusing to rent to her…
Since being released from a 21-day quarantine last week, Troh has been having a tough time finding a place to live.
Judge Jenkins said people have even tried to justify their prejudice. “The theory is maybe an African, [or] a West African, who has Ebola will come visit her. So, there’s a lot of fear still out there in our community.[su_csky_ad]