Black Doctors Challenge Delta Airlines with Inspirational Hashtag #WhatADoctorLooksLike

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When physician Tamika Cross shared her story of being dismissed while trying to help a man in need, many black doctors felt her pain.

Cross says she was on a Delta Flight from Detroit heading to Minneapolis when a passenger became unresponsive and flight attendants called for medical help.

But when Cross tried to step in, she recalls the flight attendant told her, “We are looking for actual physicians…”

“I’m sure many of my fellow young, corporate America working women of color can all understand my frustration when I say I’m sick of being disrespected,” Cross wrote in a Facebook post after the alleged incident.

The response has galvanized black doctors to respond by posting their own credentials — and faces — to show people exactly #WhatADoctorLooksLike.  #WhatADoctorLooksLike challenges stereotypical depictions of black people by showing their successes and achievements.

Delta is currently investigating the Cross incident.  Meanwhile, black doctors everywhere will continue to win.

Check out the best responses to #WhatADoctorLooksLike below:

Source: Black doctors hit back at Delta with inspirational #WhatADoctorLooksLike | theGrio

4 thoughts on “Black Doctors Challenge Delta Airlines with Inspirational Hashtag #WhatADoctorLooksLike”

  1. Thank you for the hashtag. We stand united in ALL INJUSTICES. It’s amazing that in 2016, some Americans only see our green dollars as values. This is an example of why WE must show some Americans, disrespect means you DO NOT GET MY MONEY WITHOUT RESPECT.

  2. MLK, Bill of Rights; still no Respect. We are a lost nation. Yes, lost. Very lost in prejudice, color, gender and religion lines. God Bless America if we continue “not to learn”.

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