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Black woman alleges racism after flight crew refused to believe she was a doctor

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 14, 2016, 3:53 pm IST
Updated Oct 14, 2016, 3:52 pm IST
Tamika Cross was on a Delta Flight to Detroit to attend a wedding and had offered to treat a passenger that had gotten ill but was prevented from doing so. (Photo: Facebook)
 Tamika Cross was on a Delta Flight to Detroit to attend a wedding and had offered to treat a passenger that had gotten ill but was prevented from doing so. (Photo: Facebook)

A black woman has claimed that she had been racially discriminated against after she was ‘not allowed’ to treat a serious patient while on a flight because a white air hostess couldn’t be sure that a lady of her colour could be a doctor.

Tamika Cross was on a Delta Flight to Detroit to attend a wedding and had offered to treat a passenger that had gotten ill but the crew insisted on waiting for a white doctor instead and spoke to Cross in a brusque tone.

Upset by the treatment meted out by the airline staff towards her, Tamika vented out her rage in a Facebook post. Here’s what she wrote:

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