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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:06 PM

 

No Black Nurses Request Draws Lawsuit

Source: ABC News

A Michigan hospital is under fire after a lawsuit claims it fulfilled a father’s request to have no black nurses look after his baby in the neonatal intensive care unit last fall.

A black nurse sued Hurley Medical Center for discrimination and violation of the state civil rights act after the nurse manager reassigned her because of the man’s request for no black nurses, according to the complaint.

The man also pulled up his sleeve to reveal “some type of tattoo which was believed to be a swastika of some kind,” the complaint from nurse Tonya Battle, 49, read. The name of the father who made the request was not included in the court papers.

“Please, No African American Nurses to care for Baby per Dad’s request. Thank you,” read a note that was attached to the baby’s clipboard and obtained by ABC affiliate WJRT in Flint, Mich. This followed a staff meeting and a call to the nurse’s home to inform her of the decision, according to the complaint.


Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/02/20/no-black-nurses-request-draws-lawsuit/

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Reply No Black Nurses Request Draws Lawsuit (Original post)
michigandem58 Feb 2013 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2013 #1
elleng Feb 2013 #2
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #5
elleng Feb 2013 #8
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 #10
KatyMan Feb 2013 #3
LuckyLib Feb 2013 #6
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #11
MADem Feb 2013 #4
Ezlivin Feb 2013 #7
Skittles Feb 2013 #9
iandhr Feb 2013 #12
iandhr Feb 2013 #13
AngryAmish Feb 2013 #14

Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:14 PM

1. WHAT year is this? (or what century, actually)

That racist excuse for a father should have his name plastered across billboards. Shaming is about all we can do to these cretins, it seems.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:31 PM

8. Right. Awful story,

and lots of ugliness around.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:53 PM

10. Unbelievable. Missed it the 1st time.

It's a shame to see there are even more clear non-democratic posters who've dug in here for the duration than I already realized.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:17 PM

3. and the nurse manager

should have had a backbone and said "we are not allowed to base our work assignments on discrimination"

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:29 PM

6. and "Please have your infant transferred to another facility immediately."

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:26 PM

11. The professionals might have decided not to say that, out of concern for the infant

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:22 PM

4. Yeah--how about black DOCTORS instead!

The asshole.

And greater assholes? The people at the hospital who AGREED to that racist request.

OOPS...on edit...this does not belong in LBN. It is too old for this venue.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:30 PM

7. Where The White Women At?

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Response to Ezlivin (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:48 PM

9. SCHEDULING EZLIVIN FOR ASS KICKING

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Response to Ezlivin (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:28 PM

12. One of the funniest movies of all time.



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Response to Ezlivin (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:31 PM

13. Why Rhett...

How many times have I told you to wash up after weekly cross burning? See, it's coming off.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:33 PM

14. A woman can ask for only female caregivers

I don't see how that is legal, yet it is.

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