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Hospital Granted Request 'No Black Nurses' Lawsuit

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Big MAK, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Big MAK

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    http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/201...ads-request-no-black-nurses-lawsuit-says?lite

     
  2. Big MAK

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    Seems she found an opportunity to make some money out of a lawsuit. If she didn't get paid because of that I would understand... but she was just reassigned. Why would she want to help a racist family? I'd bet that if they kept her working for that family and the dad made racist comments to her, that she'd want to sue the hospital for making her attend to that family. Hope she doesn't get a penny and gets canned.
     
  3. Major

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    Probably because she believes in equality and didn't like being told she wasn't allowed to do something because she was black. :confused:
     
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    If a fast food worker were told that he couldn't make food for a certain customer because the workers race, religion, etc offended the customer... I would say definitely grounds for a lawsuit.

    The Hospital/Employer should tell the customer to F off.
     
  5. magnetik

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    his kid, his prerogative. What she suing for again? Hurt feelings?
     
  6. Major

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    We no longer believe in separate-but-equal in this country.
     
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    Actually, his prerogative would be to take the kid out of the hospital and find a whites only place to take care of his kid. Maybe he can find one of those place if he goes back to the 50s.

    The hospital can't prohibit someone from doing their job or enable a hostile work place.
     
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    Discrimination against the hospital bc they adhered to a ridic request. It's 2013, bud.
     
  9. Big MAK

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    So if the parents were Jewish and the nurse was a neo-nazi, the parents can't request a different nurse? Seems like the parents should be able to request which people handle their child.
     
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    Be mad at the guy making the request but there isn't a need to sue the hospital...other than the obvious money grab opportunity.

    I don't envy the dilemmas hospitals have to deal with.
     
  11. Major

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    Unless there's a legitimate safety concern, no? As noted by an earlier poster, the patient has the right to go to a different hospital if they'd like.

    How far does this apply? Should someone be able to go to a restaurant and say they don't want a black waiter?
     
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    Why was this a dilemma for the hospital? Simply say no. The patient can leave if they want to.
     
  13. Big MAK

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    Good point. Althought a situation of life or death for a mother and new born is slightly different than a burger and fries. Not to mention the waiter is out the tip, whereas this nurse is out nothing.

    Still, my point is she's money grabbing. Other than not getting to help with the baby of a racist, she's out nothing.
     
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    But this assumes there is a life-and-death issue by allowing a black nurse to tend to the patient, which is not founded in anything. And it suggests that racial discrimination is OK only if it's really important.

    But regardless, then how far should it go within a hospital? Should the patient be able to say no male nurse? No short nurse? No fat nurse? No old nurse? Only a hot, young, female nurse?

    At this point, we have no idea what the lawsuit will be for or where the money will go. These types of lawsuits are often won with low damages - simply on principle and to establish that this kind of action is unacceptable. She's worked at this hospital for 25 years and grew up in an era with all sorts of open racial prejudice - it's not hard to see how this might be a personal/emotional issue for her.
     
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    Was the babies life in danger because of the nurses race?

    I do agree she does not deserve any money because of this.
     
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    Seems obvious to me too. And it should be an optimal solution for the "libertarian" crowd as well. Confused why anyone finds this hard to understand.
     
  17. magnetik

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    it's not like he going into restaurant and being racist. This is HIS child and HIS right to choose who takes care of his kid regardless. The hospital also has a right to say no.. but they didn't. Suing seems pretty unnecessary but that's how things are in 2013 it seems. (for the record, I'm not white or a racist)
     
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    Not sure I agree but irrelevant. The focus should really be to stop people/corporations/hospitals from thinking this sort of thing is ok. You're free to be a racist *******. We just have no obligation (or legal standing, if you want to get technical) to assist you in your assholery.
     
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    Um what?...it's exactly like that. :confused:

    True. He can go to the all-aryan hospital and have a nice day.
     
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    The guy shouldn't have requested "no black nurses". That's racist.
     

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