Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Michigan hospital admits considering swastika-tattooed man’s request for no black nurses

Raw Story
David Edwards
February 20, 2013.

A Michigan hospital on Tuesday admitted that it had considered honoring a man’s request that no African-American nurses care for his baby, but it insisted that the idea was eventually rejected.

Tonya Battle, who has worked as a nurse at Hurley Medical Center for 25 years, told the Detroit Free Press that she is suing the hospital because she says she was reassigned after a man instructed staff to allow no African-Americans around his newborn.

The charge nurse reportedly told Battle that the man had rolled up his sleeve to reveal a swastika tattoo.

WJRT obtained a copy of a sign that was allegedly posted above the the assignment clipboard.

“Please, No African American Nurses to care for [redacted] Baby per Dad’s request,” the note read.

Battle’s lawsuit claimed that a hospital attorney eventually told staff that the sign had to be taken down.

A source told WJRT that the sign was left above the assignment clipboard for about four hours.

Read the rest here. 

Comment: It is 2013 is it not?  Should the staff and management at this hospital not know better?

Who in their right mind can think it is OK to honor a request like this?

What absolute idiocy.  They deserve being sued and should be made to undergo sensitivity training to understand what civil rights mean in 2013. 

Do you think if a black father asked that white nursing staff not be allowed to care for his newborn the folks at this hospital would have even considered the request?

I have my doubts. 



Tony said...

What they really should have done is sent no nurses at all and waited for them to complain. Then tell them that there were only black nurses on duty!

Ridwan said...

I'm with you on that one boet. Then if something happened the racist would blame the hospital and sue.

Boggles the mind that stuff like this is still floating around - but it is and not just in the empire.

Trust you lekka.