Statement of Sherrilyn Ifill on Ebola

“NAACP Legal Defense Fund mourns for the thousands of people across the world whose lives have been tragically lost to the Ebola virus.  We wholeheartedly support the brave and dedicated health care workers who are fighting to stop the spread of this deadly virus and to save the lives of the people who are currently infected.  NAACP Legal Defense Fund is also carefully monitoring the treatment of those in the United States who are suspected of Ebola exposure to ensure that any and all official government actions and decisions related to them are consistent with the constitutional and statutory prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of race and national origin.”