Doctor: Delta Attendant Refused My Help For Discriminatory Reasons

ATLANTA (AP/WCCO) — Delta Air Lines says it is investigating after a young, black, female doctor complained that a flight attendant refused to let her help during an in-flight medical emergency.

Dr. Tamika Cross is an obstetrics and gynecology resident who lives in Houston. In a Facebook post Sunday, she said she was on a Delta flight when a woman screamed that her husband was unresponsive and needed help.

Cross wrote that when she tried to offer help, the flight attendant said they were looking for “actual physicians or nurses” and quizzed her about her credentials before dismissing her when an older male doctor offered to help.

Cross was on a flight from Detroit to the Twin Cities at the time of the alleged incident.

Delta said in a statement that it takes allegations of discrimination seriously and is investigating the incident.

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One Comment

  1. Hildabeast says:

    Oh yes this was race based!

    Thank you Odummer! You have now given anyone that is non white an excuse to play the race card.

    Bet Odummer can’t wait to get out of the office now with all his failures starting to surface.

  2. Dan Mack says:

    Seeing a real doctor in the Socialist Welfare Village is unheard of. Who could afford such a thing ? Receptionists and those with any sort of partial training, no mater how unrelated to one’s medical needs, like Tamika, will be happy to serve you here in the Socialist Village.

  3. Dan Mack says:

    Tamika’s efforts should not go unheralded. She does great work repopulating Detroit. Our professional unwed babymomma breeding program benefits greatly with every premature, fetal alcohol syndrome, crack and heroin addicted baby she brings onto the welfare roles that otherwise would be lost to the village. She has potent fertility potions in her tribal medicine bag to maximize the number in each litter so our professional unwed babymommas can reach their full earning potential at the earliest age possible. For this, the Socialist Welfare Village salutes her great work.

  4. Dr. Obvious says:

    Fifty years ago, I would prefer a black doctor knowing he or she must be REALLY good to overcome all the obstacles they faced.

    Today, I would NOT want a black doctor knowing the standards were lowered to promote “diversity” and “racial balance”.

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