October 30, 2014 12:43 pm -

[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]


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.

14 responses to Dallas Landlords Refusing To Rent To Fianceé Of Ebola Patient Who Died

  1. tiredoftea October 30th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The Texas we know and love shows itself once again.

    • cvryder2000 October 31st, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Tennessee isn’t much better. A family in Knoxville, refugees from Liberia since 1993, have one member who went back for a visit *5 years ago* and not since. He is a student at UT and recently got a letter from student health telling him to report for an “Ebola risk assessment”….based, I suppose, on his Liberian citizenship?

  2. M D Reese October 30th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    There’s just so many creative ways to say IDIOT–I’ve run out…Never mind that in Texas, random gunfire is more likely to kill you than Ebola.

    • Hugh Farnham November 1st, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Pfft. Statistically, in your liberal mecca of Detroit you are more likely to be killed by gunfire.

      • M D Reese November 1st, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        Hi, Susie! Is that Ted Nugent on your avatar? The Motor City Madman should know from random gunfire.

  3. edmeyer_able October 30th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Cue the parade of lawyers, not that this should be anybodies end game but she should be fairly wealthy after the dust settles.

    • whatthe46 October 30th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      good. then she can buy a home and “f” paying someone elses mortgage.

  4. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 30th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Now that’s some good old Texas ignorance y’all.

  5. mrbigstuff October 30th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Its Obamas fault they also are Isis he met them personally at the Mexican border and let them cross,,Fox not news will say that and the rubes will believe it.

    • Robert Merrill Taylor October 30th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

  6. Hugh Farnham October 31st, 2014 at 12:39 am

    That is not a photo of Louise Troh! Several stories have used that photo, which IS NOT HER.

    Do a google search on “Louise Troh” and see for yourself. Prove me wrong.

    There have been no recent photos of her since she went into isolation. She very well may be dead.

    • cvryder2000 October 31st, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Bullfeathers! She is very much alive! Go back under your bridge, troll.

      • Hugh Farnham November 1st, 2014 at 7:45 pm

        FACTS can be difficult things, especially for a liberal. Show me a recent verified photo of her or video. I’ve searched and haven’t seen any. NOT ONE. A “troll” who uses logic and facts isn’t a troll. Now go back to your rose colored liberal existence.

        • cvryder2000 November 1st, 2014 at 11:45 pm

          Prove your assertions, TROLL.