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Black nurse barred from handling white baby

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Black Nurse Barred From
Handling White Baby
By Hillary Crosley
Updated Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 4:31
PM
Tonya Battle, an African-American
nurse in Flint, Mich., is suing her
Hurley Medical Center employer for
discrimination after she was instructed
to stay away from a white newborn,
writes the Daily News .
The lawsuit states:
"The father told the
[nurse in charge]
that he did not
want [any] 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.
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."
WNEM TV5 reports that a meeting was
then held to tell staff about the new
policy regarding the baby.
And when Battle, an employee since
1988, returned to work she saw a note
in the patient's file that read: "No
African American nurse to take care of
baby."
http://mobile.theroot.com/blogs/buzz/2013/02/15/black_nurse_barred_from_handling_white_baby.html

I hate that there are people like this raising children.
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by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:11 AM
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by Ruby Member on May. 6, 2013 at 1:46 PM
I would punched that man in the face, then resigned
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