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Friday, 22 February 2013

Racist Request? 'No Black Nurse' Near My Newborn

"An African-American nurse claims a Michigan hospital agreed to a man's request that no black nurses care for his newborn.

Forty-nine-year-old Tonya Battle tells the Detroit Free Press she didn't know how to react when she learned about the request in October at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Battle sued last month in Genesee Circuit Court seeking punitive damages."*

A Michigan man filed a request with a hospital where his child was born: he didn't want any black nurses caring for his baby. The hospital allegedly agreed to fulfill his request and now a nurse is suing. Should the hospital have obliged him? Was there a safety issue? Cnek Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more from AP: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/suit-h...

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