Handling White Baby
By Hillary Crosley
Updated Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 4:31
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
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
I hate that there are people like this raising children.