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Black female doctor was told to ‘sit down’ and then passed over for an older white man by Delta air stewardess when she tried to help a sick passenger mid-flight
Tamika Cross (below), who is completing her residency at McGovern Medical School at University of Texas-Houston, was flying to Houston from Detroit via Minneapolis when the man fell unconscious.
She offered to help him immediately but was dismissed by a member of staff who she says called her ‘sweetie’ and told her sit down because they did not believe she was a doctor.
She immediately jumped out of her seat to assist him but was slapped down by the stewardess who said he has simply suffered ‘a night terror’.
Crew made an announcement asking for the help of a doctor moments later when the man’s condition did not improve, but she was dismissed again.
‘I raised my hand to grab her attention. She said to me “oh no sweetie put ur (sic) 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 is completing her residency at McGovern Medical School at University of Texas-Houston|
The passenger, who had fainted, began to improve but she claimed staff still asked for her advice as to how to handle him before landing.
Delta said it was investigating the incident in a statement issued on Thursday.
H/T | Via: michaelbaisden.com