African Children Brutally Beaten, Bullied In NYC Over Ebola Virus

Pape Drame and Amadou Drame were beaten in Bronx over Ebola virus www.blacklikemoi.comReported by Dr. Sinclair Grey III

When news first broke of Ebola in the United States, many people began panicking. Why? Because they really didn’t know about Ebola, its symptoms, and how it’s contracted. In addition to this, the mere fact that Ebola is emanating from Liberia (West Africa), judgement and stereotypes of persons “looking African” have placed individuals in harms way.

Case in point: two brothers were beaten so badly in the Bronx by fifteen boys that they were taken to a local hospital. The boys, Pape Drame, 13, and Amadou Drame, 11, (pictured with their father) immigrated from Senegal.

During the fight, the two brothers were punched and kicked while being called ‘Ebola.’ A school safety officer intervened and broke up the fight after it was reported that the beating had taken place for approximately fifteen minutes.

When Ousmane Drame picked up his two sons, he went to their doctor who advised him to take his sons to the hospital because of bruising and swelling.

According to a report in TheGrio, Ousmane has lived in the United States for 25 years and his two sons were born in the United States, although they’d been raised in Senegal. The boys returned from their father’s native land last month to live with him.

Although there were earlier reports of Ebola-infected patients in Senegal, there has not been a reported case of the virus in the country since August. As a matter of fact, the WHO (World Health Organization) has declared the West African nation Ebola-free.

Ousmane told NBC New York, “after the disease reached the United States, other students refused to play and talk with the two kids. If they go to the gym, they don’t want them touching the ball—’Oh, you have Ebola, don’t play with us. They don’t know nothing. They’re babies.”

Questions have surfaced about where school administrators and staff were during the beating.

Since the attack, the two boys have been affected by the viοlence against them, in fact, one of the boys wants to return to Senegal to continue his education.

In addition to Ousmane’s, other schoolchildren of African descent have been the target of discrimination and teasing. Sokhna Seye, also an immigrant from Senegal, indicated that her nine-year-old daughter, who attends a charter school in Harlem, had been the subject of bullying. Seye said, “When [her daughter] came home, she told me, ‘Mommy … one of the students said that I have Ebola. And Mommy, do I have Ebola?’ And I told her no, you don’t have Ebola.”

Source: TheGrio

Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, writer author, life coach, and host of The Sinclair Grey Show heard on Monday’s at 2pm on WAEC Love 860am (iHeart Radio and Tune In). Contact him at drgrey@sinclairgrey.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey


283 Comment

  1. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It actually was once a enjoyment account it. Look complex to more delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we keep in touch?

  2. Thanks , I’ve just been searching for info about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  3. You will want to make sure that a professional cover letter pulls in your future employer, builds their confidence in you, and then entices them to pay attention to your resume so they decide to select you for the interview. Due to the excessive number of resumes received for every job offer in today’s market, the cover letter typically becomes the foremost decision factor leading to whether you win an interview – or get dropped into the garbage!

  4. I actually wanted to compose a simple message so as to thank you for the magnificent instructions you are placing here. My extended internet research has now been paid with excellent facts to exchange with my close friends. I would mention that we readers actually are unquestionably fortunate to exist in a useful community with many lovely professionals with very helpful plans. I feel very much happy to have encountered the website and look forward to so many more excellent minutes reading here. Thanks once again for everything.

  5. I simply wished to thank you very much yet again. I do not know the things I might have accomplished in the absence of the type of thoughts shown by you over such field. It was actually an absolute scary problem for me personally, however , noticing your skilled fashion you treated that took me to weep for delight. I’m happy for your assistance and have high hopes you recognize what an amazing job that you’re putting in teaching the others using a blog. I know that you have never met any of us.

  6. I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for putting up.

  7. I’m very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  8. I want to state that this constitutes valuable content. You have made the material valuable in addition to entertaining.

  9. Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?|

  10. Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way to much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  11. Usually I do not learn post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, quite nice article.

  12. There are certainly a variety of particulars like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to carry up. I provide the thoughts above as basic inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you convey up the place a very powerful factor will likely be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged round issues like that, however I’m positive that your job is clearly recognized as a good game. Each boys and girls feel the impact of only a moment’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  13. I liked up to you’ll receive carried out proper here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you would like be handing over the following. in poor health no doubt come more formerly once more as exactly the similar nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

  14. I wish to point out my passion for your kind-heartedness giving support to visitors who actually need guidance on this important situation. Your very own dedication to passing the solution all over was incredibly interesting and have helped those just like me to realize their desired goals. Your entire valuable useful information can mean a lot to me and even more to my peers. Thank you; from everyone of us.

  15. I wanted to draft you a very small observation in order to give many thanks once again for those unique tricks you’ve provided on this site. It is really shockingly open-handed of you to give openly what exactly most of us could have offered for sale as an ebook to make some cash for themselves, especially since you could possibly have tried it in case you considered necessary. The pointers additionally worked like a fantastic way to be certain that other individuals have the same keenness like my own to find out a little more around this condition. I think there are thousands of more pleasurable opportunities ahead for those who scan through your site.

  16. I simply had to appreciate you yet again. I am not sure what I might have done without the actual hints documented by you concerning that area. It was the hard situation for me personally, nevertheless witnessing your well-written form you solved the issue took me to jump over gladness. Now i’m thankful for your advice and as well , trust you know what a great job you have been doing instructing people today through a site. I know that you haven’t got to know all of us.

  17. You are my inhalation, I own few web logs and occasionally run out from to post .

  18. Well I truly liked reading it. This subject offered by you is very helpful for accurate planning.

  19. I in addition to my friends were found to be reviewing the great guidelines found on the blog then all of the sudden I had an awful suspicion I never expressed respect to the blog owner for those techniques. Most of the young boys became so very interested to read through them and have seriously been using those things. Many thanks for actually being quite helpful and also for deciding on varieties of high-quality subject matter millions of individuals are really eager to learn about. Our own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to you sooner.

  20. Some truly rattling work on behalf of the owner of this site, dead outstanding content material.

  21. Usually I don’t read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice post.

  22. Respect to op, some wonderful selective information.

  23. Good write-up, I’m normal visitor of one’s web site, maintain up the nice operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time.

  24. I really like your writing style, superb info , appreciate it for putting up : D.

  25. Hi! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Outstanding blog and superb design.

  26. Excellent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too great. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still care for to keep it wise. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is really a wonderful site.

  27. F*ckin’ amazing issues here. I’m very satisfied to see your post. Thanks so much and i’m taking a look ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  28. You are my intake, I own few web logs and infrequently run out from to brand.

  29. The following time I learn a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I imply, I do know it was my option to learn, but I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you can fix if you happen to werent too busy looking for attention.

  30. Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, appreciate it. “Golf isn’t a game, it’s a choice that one makes with one’s life.” by Charles Rosin.

  31. I am usually to running a blog and i really admire your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I’m going to bookmark your web site and hold checking for brand spanking new information.

  32. I’m writing to let you be aware of what a terrific experience my child encountered viewing your site. She came to understand some pieces, which include what it is like to have an excellent helping spirit to make the others with ease fully understand some complex matters. You undoubtedly surpassed my desires. Many thanks for displaying those priceless, trustworthy, informative and unique thoughts on your topic to Gloria.

  33. Ahaa, its pleasant conversation about this piece of writing at this place at this web site, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.

Leave a Comment

Email (will not be published)