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Delta Flight Attendants…And Black Doctors…Again

WTF is going on with Delta Airlines. Once upon a time they had some of he best flight crews of the American carriers. Looks like that has gone totally downhill…

These FA’s need to be fired, as they are endangering passengers.

It Happened Again. Another Flight Crew Can’t Believe a Black Woman Is Actually a Doctor

 

Doctor Ashley Denmark

Dr. Ashley Denmark, D.O., who hails from South Carolina, was on a flight from Seattle to Hawaii. The trip, to attend a good friend’s wedding, was intended as a bit of a rest and relaxation period for the busy doctor, wife, and mother of two. As soon as she heard there was a traveler in need of medical assistance, though, Denmark got up and made her presence known. That’s when everything went awry. Denmark shared her story on her website:

“As I settled in to watch a movie and read a book, about 1 hour into our flight over the intercom, a flight attendant requested a doctor or nurse to report to front of cabin to assist a passenger. When duty calls it calls — even if you are 30,000 feet in air…”

And she continued on social media:“The flight attendant didn’t believe I was a doctor and told me to have a seat while 2 nurses provided medical care to the passenger.”

It was merely a few days ago when Tamika Cross, MD, another young, black physiciandescribed a very similar situation happening on a different Delta flight. In Cross’s situation, the passenger was unresponsive, a seemingly life-threatening situation in which every second counted.

What exactly is it that inspires seemingly normal people to prevent qualified individuals from offering their professional assistance? In life-or-death situations, do we really have time to be prejudiced?

A report by the Washington Post, points to the phenomenon of “implicit bias” as the culprit. “Overt bias certainly exists, but there is also a growing body of scientific literature that’s revealing an even more uncomfortable truth,” according to the article. “Deep-seated unconscious biases help steer our thinking and behavior — even when we don’t realize it.”

One can only hope that by sharing their stories, women like Cross and Denmark can begin to receive the respect that others — particularly older, white men — enjoy without needing to jump through hoops to prove themselves.

Denmark reiterated this hope, telling Yahoo Beauty that she hopes her story raises awareness to the fact that the face of medicine is changing. “Doctors can be young, female, or come from different ethnic backgrounds,” she says. “My hope is that Delta takes into account my unfortunate experience and prevents a similar occurrence from happening again. Despite this experience, I have remained focused and will continue to do so, striving to be the best physician, mother, and wife I can be.”

And to those last words, we’re happy to give her more than the benefit of the doubt.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2016 in The New Jim Crow

 

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Women Threatens to Blow Up Airplanes – Because Husband is Working!

Damn… And here half the world is getting ready to blow up because folks don’t have jobs!

This woman definitely slept though a few of those “Wife School” classes. You know the one where thy go through the “no job, no rent…no hmmmmmm” training…

In America today, somebody better sit this stupid woman down and explain how she better be happy her man…

Has a job.

Upset wife threatens to blow up planes

LEE COUNTY, FL –

The Lee County Port Authority has released a recording of a phone call between the LCPA communications center and a woman who is accused of threatening to blow up planes because she was upset her husband was working overnight.

Port Authority Police allege Soraya Billinge threatened to blow up planes because she was unhappy with her husband’s work schedule.

Billinge was arrested and charged with making a bomb threat.

Here is a transcript of the call:

Operator: Airport Communications Sabine how may I help you?
Caller: Yes, actually my husband is in the building, he’s British and he was told to work there from like 9 o’clock to 2 o’clock in the morning and I don’t want him working over there and I can’t get in contact with people over there at the Delta Airline area.
Operator: What exactly do you want me to do, ma’am?
Caller: I want them to let go of my husband.
Operator: Okay, who is ‘them’?
Caller: Who?  Delta Airlines.
Operator: You need to get in touch with them…
Caller: That is Delta Airlines at the airport.
Operator: Okay, you’re not speaking to Delta Airlines, ma’am you’re speaking to Lee County Port Authority Communications Center.  If you have a question in regards to Delta Airlines, you need to call them.
Caller: I called them, and, what is their number, though?  Cause, I thought, you know, I’ll just get (unintelligible) to deport my husband if this is just a trick, you know.
Operator: Ma’am, you can’t go through the (unintelligible), there is nothing I can do for you at this point.
Caller: Okay, but I don’t want my husband working at the airport.
Operator: You need to discuss that with him, not with me.
Caller: Okay, I’ll (unintelligible) blow up a plane, then.
Operator: Okay, okay.
Caller: I’ll blow it because ten planes..

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2011 in Nawwwwww!, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Whitney Houston – Your Brain on Crack…

If you have ever been involved in the addiction treatment of a relative or friend, or volunteered to work in an Addiction Treatment program – one of the most pernicious impacts of drug addiction is it’s long term impact on the brain. The answer to why addiction is so hard to quit, and why addicts do such “stupid” things is – the drugs often damage the brain. And that damage may take several years to recover from.

Now, I’m not going to lay this all automatically on Whitney – I’ve run into several situations over the last year, particularly on Delta where some of the flight crew were waaaaaay out of bounds, discourteous, and downright rude.

So here is the case of Whitney – reportedly sans crack –

Whitney Houston – Flight Crew Threatens … Fasten Your Seatbelt, Or Else

Whitney Houston isn’t on drugs anymore … she’s just crazy — and yesterday she almost got kicked off a Delta Airlines flight … because she refused to buckle her seatbelt.

Multiple sources tell us … Whitney boarded a flight in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon … and when she settled into her seat, a crew member asked her to buckle up.

We’re told Whitney refused and “got diva” on the crew member … until another crew member came over and warned Houston that if she didn’t buckle up, she would have to get off the plane.

Whitney eventually allowed one of the crew members to grab the buckle and fasten it for the singer — and the plane was then cleared for takeoff.

Sources close to the singer tell us … Whitney “overreacted a little bit after missing an earlier flight but she’s still 100% sober and was on the way to Detroit for her first day of shooting a new movie.”

It’s not right, but it’s OK …

And the opinions expressed in this article aren’t mine. I really hope she can stay with it – and that beautiful voice comes back…

 
 

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