Hospital Accused of Granting Man’s Request that No Black Nurses Care for His Baby
49 year-old Tonya Battles alleges that a hospital in Flint, Michigan granted a man’s request that no black nurses care for his newborn.
She’s suing the hospital seeking punitive damages.
The hospital ‘s President says the baby’s father was openly white supremacist, and that hospital supervisors feared for the nurses’ safety.
Battle’s lawsuit claims a note was posted on an assignment clipboard reading “No African American nurse to take care of baby.” She says it was later removed, but claims black nurses weren’t assigned to the baby’s care for about a month.
Did the hospital make the right call if it was to avoid a potentially dangerous confrontation?
Is there ever an excuse for honoring a racist request like this one?
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