Target: Ed Bastian, Chief Executive of Delta Air Lines
Goal: Apologize for allegedly telling a black female doctor to put her hand down in a medical emergency.
A black female physician was reportedly told that they were looking for “actual” doctors when she volunteered to help with a medical emergency. Delta Air Lines stated that Ross was unable to provide proof of medical training, which could have prevented them from allowing her to help. Demand that Delta Air Lines issue a public apology for this alleged discrimination.
“I raised my hand to grab (the flight attendant’s) attention. She said to me ‘oh no sweetie put ur hand down,'” Dr. Tamika Ross wrote on Facebook. The African-American OB-GYN reportedly responded when a man was found unresponsive two rows ahead. A second request for a doctor caused Ross to raise her hand once again, only to be told that they were looking for “actual” physicians or nurses.
Sign below and demand that Delta Air Lines issue a public apology to Dr. Ross and that they incorporate sensitivity training to prevent future discrimination.
Dear Mr. Bastain,
A black female physician was reportedly told to put her hand down when she volunteered to help in a medical emergency. We demand that you publicly apologize for this alleged discrimination.
When a woman screamed that her husband was unresponsive, Dr. Tamika Ross volunteered to provide medical assistance. Instead, the flight attendant allegedly told the OB-GYN to ‘put ur hand down’ and reportedly stated that they were looking for “actual” doctors. Ross stated that she responded to two calls for help before they found a white male physician to assist.
Discrimination cannot be overlooked, especially when lives are at stake. We demand that you issue a pubic apology to Dr. Ross and incorporate sensitivity training for all of your employees.
[Your Name Here]
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