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A person asks hospital to have no blacks nurses caring for his newborn

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago

    According to young turks, a man from Michigan filed a request at the hospital where his baby was born.  In the video, the guy turns out to be a Nazi, and requests that no black nurses are allowed anywhere near his child at any cost.  Needless to say, the hospital didn't know to handle this request, so they put up a sign saying, "No blacks allowed to take care of this baby."  Needless to say, one of the nurses is suing the hospital over this.  If you all want to know more, then please click on the links below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su4tIMUHtS0

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/suit-hos … ack-nurses

    What are your thoughts on this?  And if you were running this hospital, and this Nazi made such a request of you, then how would YOU handle it?  Please discuss.

    1. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The hospital was rightfully concerned for the safety of its staff and patients.  What if the nut was prepared to shoot up the place if he saw a non-white doctor or nurse attending his infant?  What the hospital should have done is have an honest  conversation with the black staff so they could understand why the policy was in place, rather than just put up a note with no explanation.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No, what the hospital should have done was to tell the man that THEY, not the patient, would determine which nurses would be giving care.  And at the first hint of trouble, ban him from the hospital.

        1. Paul Wingert profile image79
          Paul Wingertposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          The idiot needs to be banned period as a precautionary.

          1. Paul Wingert profile image79
            Paul Wingertposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            The idiot needs to be banned period as a precautionary. Hospitals do have anti-discrimination policies. If the assh*** doesn't like it, TS.  After the baby is born, child protective services should be notified.

        2. Sed-me profile image82
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          +1

    2. Silverspeeder profile image59
      Silverspeederposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The hospital should have given the man his baby and asked him to leave.

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
        MelissaBarrettposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No, you don't risk the baby's health because the father is an arse. You can't ask the father to leave for making a request either... no matter how stupid. If the father made a scene, THEN they can ask him to leave.

        1. Silverspeeder profile image59
          Silverspeederposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I'm sorry I forgot that the welfare of the baby comes before the rights of anyone else.

          The man is obviously a racist (do you have laws on racial discrimination there?) and shouldn't be allowed to see the child under any circumstances.
          I wonder what the mothers thoughts are?

    3. ahorseback profile image49
      ahorsebackposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      First , I would have fired who ever put up the sign ! Second I would not have allowed the patient to use the hospital , instead of a pro-active policy against racism  , the hospital delved right into the middle of it ! Shame on them !

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        The interesting thing is, the baby is the patient, not the man.
        The innocent young child's needs supersede the father's ignorance.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    If they need to protect the staff they do it by restricting his access to the child, or he can have the child transfer elsewhere. The child's access to whatever nurses are on duty should not be limited.

  3. GA Anderson profile image87
    GA Andersonposted 2 years ago

    A good cut-away view of human specimens. A racist and a stupid business administrator.

    Not much anyone can do about the racist, but the hospital administrator should be fired - and the nurse should win her suit. Not because she deserves "damages" - she doesn't, but to make the mistake painful enough for the management to learn a lesson.

    Hurrah! Don't forget Saturday night's "Kumbaya campfire"

    GA

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    What the hospital should have done, was to inform the bigot, "Sorry, but racial discrimination is illegal nowadays, and if that's how you feel--there's the door...unless you have a time machine and care to travel back in time  to the bad old days."

    1. rhamson profile image77
      rhamsonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Trouble with them good old days for this guy is that many a white southerner plantation owners children had a black mammy that suckled the white baby's as well as their own. How would this have played with this bigot? lol

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        ROFL, rhamson!
        It would have been poetic justice, that's for sure!! LOL

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!

  5. Cgenaea profile image59
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    It's wierd to see who gets the benefits of doubt... and from whom.
    And who refuses to tolerate stupidity...
    No blacks allowed... it must've been a sight. I wonder how many cellphone pics???
    No whites allowed... Go back to your country!
    ...just doesn't taste the same. I wonder how many chuckles this one got. Some are STILL chuckling.
    I would have lauhed my ASS off, while bathing, feeding and burping the precious bundle of joy... let the chips fall where they may...

    1. ahorseback profile image49
      ahorsebackposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's the spirit  that I love about you girl !

  6. Cgenaea profile image59
    Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago

    Ok, that's the third "girl" in the past hour. What gives?
    I know we love eachother and all, but... smile

  7. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    It's called a term of endearment  Kiddo !     We have a connection after all , we are from different lifestyles yet we communicate don't we ?

    1. Cgenaea profile image59
      Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Cool beans!!! wink communication takes effort on both sides. Thanks for trying with me.

  8. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    Oh girl , don't worry , your well worth it ! ......:-}

  9. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    By the way I listen to your writings and try to understand where you come from , we are all different in our upbringings , yet we learn far more by hearing what's being said behind the words !   Don't forget we love you here !

    1. Cgenaea profile image59
      Cgenaeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I like the idea of being loved. I love back!
      My writings on this forum do come from a place of pain. It is unbelievable that racism and classicism are both still an issue. But I know too well.
      My dealings with law enforcement has been bittersweet.  Though I am not one to like crime, I have been a target;  as well as a "stress-reliever" for a number of cops. No longer convictions on my police record, but they had me hemmed up for a while and some bitterness may have crept in.
      Hubpages participants don't bother me... from the totally immature storm-away; to bannings for arguing with one who argues with me are all great, for now.
      My Christian angle comes from a place of gratitude. Because of my great relationship with my God, I have been empowered to walk through many a fiery furnace to learn, and emerge without even the smell of smoke.
      I had a MARVELOUS childhood with responsible adults my parents were married until my dad died. Not what we call "typical" today, and I feel blessed to be able to say.
      My family did not speak on racial stuff as I was coming up, so I never got the chance for the inferiority complex. I just speak my mind. Based from my experiences. I have an ample amount of thoughts to share.
      Don't worry about me, im probably the happiest, most grateful person on this sight, literally. smile

  10. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    Sed- me , I think that if I saw a sign like that one , I would become mad enough to remove it  and raise a stink !  You ?

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't click on the link, I only read the opening... Ill read it now and then comment.

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I skimmed and missed the sign part. You're right... that's shocking that a modern day business would in any way participate in bigotry... and right out in the open too. That nurse should sue, more power to her. I personally would not have allowed the father in the hospital, claiming that I was uncomfortable with the possibility of him causing unrest which could put patients as well as staff in danger. I would imagine any court would understand if this man had gone to such lengths to discriminate.

  11. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    Your right though , The baby comes first , they always should !

  12. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    Yea ! What a world we live in where bigotry is just tolerated , or acted upon in such ways .   We sure aint perfected humanity have we girl !

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think the hospital administrator lacked good decision making skills at the very least. Maybe he/she was just trying to keep the peace... maybe he even thought the father would be the one missing out on some of their best physicians. But he couldn't have possibly been thinking about what an incredible insult it was to the AA community and his own co-workers. Was the administrator male or female and what was his/her ethnicity?

  13. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    I have to believe that God is shaking his head and sighing  uncontrollably .!

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I doubt there is a day that goes by that God does not cry over the sin of man.

      1. gmwilliams profile image84
        gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        H/She isn't crying, H/She is ENRAGED at the inanity of humankind.  H/She is wondering why humankind progress and evolve beyond tribal consciousness.

  14. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    Don't we know that !  Yes ,  and do we ever need him now , I do anyway .

  15. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    EXACTLY

  16. ahorseback profile image49
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    That makes me happy girl !  We are all different and you know what , If we ALL listen  90% of the time and talk 10 % of the time , we learn !, I'm not afraid to say that I have learned the hard way almost always  ! I grew up in utter poverty and yet , I feel others pain too !   It shames me to think of how little America seems to evolve in positive ways ! We could all do so much better , we could !

  17. MizBejabbers profile image90
    MizBejabbersposted 7 months ago

    This whole thing is out of control. Now states are passing laws in which a counselor does not have to counsel a patient who "offends his or her conscience".  If this is not declared unconstitutional, then the nurse or doctor eventually may have the right to refuse to attend a patient because of the color of skin, religion or lifestyle. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

 
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