Thomas Duncan was the first person to die from Ebola on American soil. He was also a 42-year-old Liberian immigrant, and his nephew Josephus Weeks argued in an open letter in The Dallas Morning News that, because his uncle was a man of color with no health insurance, “Thomas Eric Duncan was a victim of a broken system.” As Melissa Harris-Perry explains, “America does not have one healthcare system. It has many.”

—N’Kosi Oates