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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:11 PM

Nurse sues hospital over alleged racist note

http://www.wnem.com/story/21176341/nurse-sues-hospital-over-alleged-racist-note

A lawsuit filed against Hurley claims she found a note in a patient's file stating, "No African American nurse to take care of baby."

According to court documents, the nurse was caring for a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when the baby's father asked to speak with a supervisor. The lawsuit states he told the nurse in charge that he didn't want any African Americans taking care of his baby, then he pulled up a sleeve showing a tattoo believed to be a Swastika.

I'd hate to punish the wife but I'd want to say "Go have your baby in the parking lot"

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Bay Boy Feb 2013 OP
vaberella Feb 2013 #1
Bay Boy Feb 2013 #5
vaberella Feb 2013 #6
JI7 Feb 2013 #2
Bay Boy Feb 2013 #3
Warpy Feb 2013 #4

Response to Bay Boy (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:16 PM

1. 2013 And shit barely improves.n/t

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Response to vaberella (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:35 PM

5. Here's the thing:

Hurley Hospital is in Flint Michigan and has a large AA population.

I know being a racist makes you stupid (or maybe it's the other way around) but why go to a hospital that you know is going to be staffed with a large percentage of African American nurses?

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Response to Bay Boy (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:20 AM

6. Then economics comes into play along side the stupidity. n/t

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Response to Bay Boy (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:18 PM

2. do you think the wife did not agree ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:19 PM

3. You're probably right...

... the baby though deserves care. Even though it's likely to grow up to be a racist asshole like it's father.

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Response to Bay Boy (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:33 PM

4. That would get the proud papa banned from the unit

in most hospitals I know of, but that's Boston and NM.

It's funny, but fully half the people who have requested not to be cared for by an AA nurse have been AA people, themselves. The prejudice that they're only there because of affirmative action and are therefore inferior is strong.

I wish there had been more widespread education about what affirmative action does: it might open a door, but only brains and hard work will keep you on the other side of it.

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