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A Michigan nurse claims she was banned from caring for a newborn child because of her skin color.

Tonya Battle is suing her employers at Hurley Medical Center, in Flint, after they ordered her not to look after the baby in the neonatal intensive care unit following a request from its father, WNEM reports.

The lawsuit states: “The father told the [nurse in charge] that he did not want and African Americans taking care of his baby.”

It adds that, during the conversation with Battle’s supervisor, the father rolled up his sleeve to reveal a tattoo of a Swastika.

Battle, an employee at Hurley Medical Center, says she saw a note in the patient’s file that read: “No African American nurse to take care of baby.”

The court documents say: “She [BATTLE]was shocked, offended and in disbelief that she was so egregiously discriminated against based on her race and re-assigned.”

 

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  1. I don't know if I believe this article. I don't think any hospital would risk a law suit and place this in a file without notifying the proper authorities at the facility. The article read "The lawsuit states: “The father told the [nurse in charge] that he did not want and African Americans taking care of his baby.” Proper english would be an African American…not "and African Americans".

    • Like you, Elizabeth Moore, I question the validity of this incident. I believe the word "and" was a typo for the word "any".

    • OH! YES IT HAPPENS!!!I WORKED IN A HOSPITAL IN CHGO! AND THAT WAS IN THE(60'S THE MAYORS WIFE STATED; SHE DIDN'T BLACKS IN HER ROOM!!!!!! IT HAPPENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Racism really gets black people paid in full, thanks krakkers:-)

  3. As far as concern, a good kracker is a dead one.

  4. How ignorant can one be… Such a stupid, ignorant white man…

  5. that is unbelieveable.. I could not imagine if I was at work and a patient dint want me to care for them because of the color of my skin. I'm sure she was hurt..

  6. It happens all the time where I work in Orlando, hospitals are so eager to please patients to keep their scores up they do whatever they want, unfortunately discrimination is alive still.

  7. THAT'S THE LIFE OFA BLACK NURSE! WHAOOOOO! THE(POTUS)?

  8. I beg to differ..I work in a hospital as well and it’s has happen to us. But the hospital gave the option for parents to go else where for treatment and explained that this type of behavior is not tolerated

  9. First of all she didn’t see what the man had on his arm, second it is a parents right to say who they want caring for their child, I don’t agree with it but I would not leave my job for one person views, He may have had a bad experience with a black nurse or doctor before, We don’t know the whole story, Sometimes we take racism too far, Sometimes things may not be racist and we just look at it that way. There are three sides to a story her view, the hospital view, and the truth.

  10. She should have had it at home if she didnt want it touched

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  12. Wow, this attitude would have really benefited all of the former slaves who were force to care and nurse their children…..That’s amazing now the individual from the dominant pop. doesn’t want any African American to care for his child…..

  13. Are whte people that stupid or dumb.

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