Black woman doctor on flight dismissed as passenger chokes

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    (Original post by Cremated_Spatula)
    And with that comment, your stupidity is more evident now than it ever was. Please, for the love of all that is h0ly, do not use the phrase 'I rest my case' again.

    He's already stated he thinks violence should be considered as abhorrent as cannibalism. The quote you brought up does not contradict that.

    I'd also like to point out that you can actually be disappointed or disgusted and 'not condemn' someone, like I'm disgusted with your lack of intelligence but I can't condemn you for it, considering the lack of decent education nowadays.
    Lmao the guy is incredibly bigoted, you won't get a proper reply from him. He's always deflecting debate because he has baseless arguments (even if you prompt him enough times he'll rely on the "oooo state ur argumentz first" rather than substance to deflect things - and he won't accept absence of evidence as proof of why his world view is so poor). Just another new age regressive moron with more intolerant dogma to spew about.
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    (Original post by TooFocused)
    Lmao the guy is incredibly bigoted, you won't get a proper reply from him. He's always deflecting debate because he has baseless arguments (even if you prompt him enough times he'll rely on the "oooo state ur argumentz first" rather than substance to deflect things - and he won't accept absence of evidence as proof of why his world view is so poor). Just another new age regressive moron with more intolerant dogma to spew about.
    Totally true.

    Lol he got banned.
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    I think it is so sad that the amount of racist people out there, from stories I hear and seeing it myself. We all live on this planet and we all all the same apart from the skin colour. Racism is something I don't agree with, I accept people for who they are and by there personality not by their colour!
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    This is a really sad story, and it underlines just how pervasive racism can be. On an American domestic flight a man started choking and the flight crew asked the passengers whether there was a doctor on the plane.

    There was a doctor; she happened to be a black woman. The flight attendant dismissed her offer to help and said "No, we are looking for an 'actual' physician or medical staff". Can you imagine how that would feel? You are a black woman who has worked your butt off to get good grades in high school and then at college so you can get into medical school, you've done well enough to continue on to become an OBGYN specialist and yet on this flight you are dismissed out of hand merely because you are a black woman. I can't imagine how frustrating and hurtful that would be.

    For the sort of people who are constantly claiming that there is no real racism and deny the economic disparities between white and black people, this story is a reminder that no matter how hard a black person works and how accomplished they are, these racists can't accept them even when they are discriminating against someone who is smarter and more accomplished than they are.

    http://fortune.com/2016/10/14/black-...-delta-flight/
    OK, two weeks too late on my part, but this isn't the whole story.

    Yes, the flight attendant initially dismissed her. Maybe it was a mistake, maybe it was racism, maybe she initially didn't clearly state that she was a doctor, maybe she was embellishing a little in her Facebook post (which is often how these things go). However, the flight attendant returned to Cross and asked her for her credentials and some more info. She couldn't provide any ID, so the flight attendant had to refuse her (airlines need assurances that you are a doctor nowadays, and someone else was also refused according to the airline). Another passenger came forward and could provide ID however, and was allowed to assist the patient. Cross then cited this as a case of racism.

    I suggest you amend your OP to bring attention to this, as it is misleading.
 
 
 
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