Flight Attendant Refused To Believe Black Woman Was A Doctor During Onboard Emergency — Read The Infuriating Story!

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A doctor is accusing Delta Airlines of discrimination this week after a flight attendant refused her help — all because the attendant didn’t believe the young black woman was actually a doctor!

Tamika Cross was on a flight to Detroit on Sunday when she heard a woman a few rows ahead screaming that her husband was unresponsive.

The medical professional said she volunteered to help after a flight attendant shouted “Call overhead for a physician onboard,” but the airline employee doubted her claims she was a physician!

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Recapping the incident on Facebook, she explained:

“I raised my hand to grab her attention. She said to me, ‘Oh no, sweetie. Put your 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 said that she tried to tell the woman she was a doctor, but was “cut off by condescending remarks,” continuing:

“Then overhead they paged ‘any physician onboard, please press your button.’ I stare at her as I go to press my button. She said, “Oh, wow, you’re an actual physician?’ I reply yes. She said, ‘Let me see your credentials. What type of doctor are you? Where do you work? Why were you in Detroit?”

The doctor said the flight attendant continued to press her with questions while blocking the row so she could not evaluate the medical emergency.

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While Cross was explaining herself, a white man who identified himself as a doctor approached the area, who the flight attendant immediately decided was a better choice. She added:

“She says to me, ‘Thanks for your help, but he can help us, and he has his credentials. Mind you; he hasn’t shown anything to her. Just showed up and fit the ‘description of a doctor.’ I stay seated.”

A spokesperson for Delta said the company was aware of Dr. Cross’s complaint, saying in the statement:

“Discrimination of any kind is never acceptable. We’ve been in contact with Dr. Cross and one of our senior leaders is reaching out to assure her that we’re completing a full investigation.”

Cross, a fourth-year medical resident in Houston, said the attendant later apologized and offered her skymiles — but she’d rather take a flight free of microaggressions.

Read her post (below) to hear the full story:

[Image via McGovern Medical School.]

Oct 14, 2016 3:07pm PDT

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