Black Doctor had to prove she was an actual physician on aircraft after someone took ill.October 14, 2016
A black doctor has accused Delta Air Lines of discrimination after allegedly having to prove that she was an ‘actual physician’ when medical attention was needed on the plane she was on.
In a Facebook post, Dr. Tamika Cross, an OBGYN resident at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, wrote that after hearing a woman scream for help for her husband who fell ill on their Delta flight last weekend, she immediately went into doctor mode.
Cross raised her hand to get a flight attendant’s attention nearby, but her help was rejected, she said. “She said to me ‘oh no sweetie put ur hand down, we are looking for actual physicians or nurses or some type of medical personnel, we don’t have time to talk to you,'” Cross wrote. “I tried to inform her that I was a physician but I was continually cut off by condescending remarks.”
After a few more attempts at convincing the attendant that she was in fact a licensed medical doctor (even putting up with the attendant asking for her credentials) Cross said that a “seasoned” white man approached and told the flight attendant he was a physician as well. Without asking for his credentials, the flight attendant immediately accepted his help, Cross said.
You can view the full post right here –>https://www.facebook.com/tamika.cross.52/posts/658443077654049
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