Mom called this morning from Liberia and we shared stories about recent news of the epidemic. She says a friend of a colleague at the University, an East African man, was in South Korea and was denied entry into a restaurant. Signs are reading “No Africans Allowed” because of the virus. After all, an East African who is not from one of the affected countries could also be a hazard right? She says this is one of the reasons she loves America. As borders are being closed, airlines canceling flights, and as allies continue to show their true colors, America is still a safe haven for so many. For this I will never forget.