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(CNN)   A Mississippi couple demanded that their newborn not be handled by African-American personnel. Did I say Mississippian? I meant Michigan. Stupid north   (cnn.com) divider line 333
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2013-02-16 12:56:00 PM

NutWrench: [dl.dropbox.com image 600x360]


,,and we're done
 
2013-02-16 12:57:11 PM
HMS_Blinkin:

Link to that story.

Whoa.  Entertaining link of the day.
 
2013-02-16 12:58:08 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly acquiescing to a man's race-based request that no African-Americans be involved in his baby's care.

The lawsuit accuses managers at Hurley Medical Center in Flint of reassigning Tonya Battle based on the color of her skin.

/Ok, sure, that is a asshole move on managements part, but you are their employee, the customer is who's paying, and you go where they tell you to go. it's not like you lost money or got laid off or were demoted. Just because you don't like the reason they moved you, doesn't mean its against the law, or you're going to be able to cash in. Nice try though, come back later if you actually have a valid discrimination complaint that cost you money.


No, fark that guy.  You shouldn't cater to racist dickheads no matter what business you're in.  They should've said too farking bad a hospital is not a goddamn burger king where you get it your way.
 
2013-02-16 12:58:17 PM

cman: Spad31: Uh...so what? Someone is suing because they weren't allowed to handle an infant? Really? Who gives a shiat what reasons the parents had? They're not required to explain their preferences. So they may have bigoted reasons...big deal. Racism happens across every culture. Get the fark over it. It doesn't have to ruin your day.

Someone is suing because the hospital should have shown balls and stood up to these assholes.




/You're forgetting the golden rule here, the customer, and their insurance company are who's paying, they are going to go with who butter's their bread before a employee who got a little butt hurt.
 
2013-02-16 12:58:39 PM

TiiiMMMaHHH: MBK: Spad31: O RRY? You're going to have to explain in detail why.

Because the hospital is making health care decisions based on race.  They are telling her, because she is black, she is not qualified to take care of the child.

Do you have any evidence that black people ARE qualified to take care of children?


1: She's a nurse. That means she had to go to school and pass tests, including practical work in the training hospital she attended.
2: Slave owners in the south had no trouble at all of using blacks as nannies for their kids.
 
2013-02-16 12:59:18 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: NutWrench: [dl.dropbox.com image 600x360]

I've always wondered if that pic is legit and what the backstory on it was.


It's a shoop.
 
2013-02-16 12:59:32 PM

NutWrench: [dl.dropbox.com image 600x360]


Is that a real pic? If so, awesome.
 
2013-02-16 12:59:55 PM
You know, I think they let you get away with that shiat in nursing homes, since, y'know, old as fark and slightly crazy, but hospitals aren't nursing homes.
 
2013-02-16 01:00:21 PM
Whoa, I was born in that hospital!

No doubt about it, that's the best hospital in the area. Bar none.
 
2013-02-16 01:00:40 PM

Spad31: big deal. Racism happens across every culture. Get the fark over it. It doesn't have to ruin your day.


So because it happens in every culture we should tolerate it? Guess we don't need those pesky laws against murder then.
 
2013-02-16 01:00:53 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly acquiescing to a man's race-based request that no African-Americans be involved in his baby's care.

The lawsuit accuses managers at Hurley Medical Center in Flint of reassigning Tonya Battle based on the color of her skin.

/Ok, sure, that is a asshole move on managements part, but you are their employee, the customer is who's paying, and you go where they tell you to go. it's not like you lost money or got laid off or were demoted. Just because you don't like the reason they moved you, doesn't mean its against the law, or you're going to be able to cash in. Nice try though, come back later if you actually have a valid discrimination complaint that cost you money.


And another ethically challenged dimwit joins the fray.
 
2013-02-16 01:00:54 PM
Why does the hospital kow-tow to this?
 
2013-02-16 01:02:32 PM

Vodka Zombie: Sure.  You guys have old fashioned racists in the South, but up here?  We've got Nazis.


Just as many racists up north, they just hide it better, the south is more honest about it.

Hank Aaron said in his book he preferred the south because you knew where you stood before you went into a place, up north you never knew until they refused or insulted you with their actions.
 
2013-02-16 01:02:49 PM

JerseyTim: Remember during the Clinton administration when the Michigan Militia was all the rage? How come those dudes didn't make a big Obama comeback?


They did. You just didn't notice. They learned from the negative press last time and are keeping a lower profile now.
 
2013-02-16 01:02:54 PM
Surprisingly large amount of racists and trolls in this thread.
 
2013-02-16 01:02:55 PM

Nabb1: cman: How is demanding that an African-American not handle your newborn considered to be "reasonable"? It isn't.

It's not, but did this nurse lose her job or lose wages or get passed over for a promotion? I'm trying to figure out what, apart from being rightfully pissed off, she suffered as a consequence that is actionable under discrimination laws. I wonder if she made an EEOC claim yet.




/I agree, beyond being butt hurt, and rightly so, she doesn't have a case. She lost nothing, she was reassigned, not fired, not laid off. She lost not one cent. And we as American's have the right to choose who treats us in the medical field. Doesn't matter why they asked to have her switched out, they have that right. Even though they are racist douche bags.
 
2013-02-16 01:02:56 PM

BalugaJoe: Why does the hospital kow-tow to this?


According to the closet racists in this thread it's because "The Customer Is Always Right!!!", or some shiat like that.
 
2013-02-16 01:02:59 PM
won't anyone think of the helpless baby?  It's like eggs or chicks in nests.  Don't touch them or the parents will know they have been contaminated and will leave them to die!
 
2013-02-16 01:03:04 PM
Hmmmm Flint.  Well sit we can't blame this one on the west side nuts.

/of course had it been Holland, there would have been no black people to complain about
 
2013-02-16 01:03:07 PM
i105.photobucket.com
What Mississippian might look like.
 
2013-02-16 01:03:33 PM

BalugaJoe: Why does the hospital kow-tow to this?


Interests of the child, I suppose.
 
2013-02-16 01:04:30 PM

JerseyTim: Remember during the Clinton administration when the Michigan Militia was all the rage? How come those dudes didn't make a big Obama comeback?


Oh it's still very much there but due to the bad Michigan economy a lot of the younger Michigan Militia folks have moved down south to find a job though they still own homes or land in Michigan.
 
2013-02-16 01:05:24 PM

Kyosuke: But the customer is always right!


http://notalwaysright.com/
 
2013-02-16 01:09:47 PM

Spad31: cman: Spad31: Uh...so what? Someone is suing because they weren't allowed to handle an infant? Really? Who gives a shiat what reasons the parents had? They're not required to explain their preferences. So they may have bigoted reasons...big deal. Racism happens across every culture. Get the fark over it. It doesn't have to ruin your day.

Someone is suing because the hospital should have shown balls and stood up to these assholes.

O RRY? You're going to have to explain in detail why.


11/10

They hit the lure AND the trailing hook.  Folks on the dock might rightfully spit on you, but you got a boatload of fish.
 
2013-02-16 01:10:57 PM

Ed Grubermann: Bit'O'Gristle: A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly acquiescing to a man's race-based request that no African-Americans be involved in his baby's care.

The lawsuit accuses managers at Hurley Medical Center in Flint of reassigning Tonya Battle based on the color of her skin.

/Ok, sure, that is a asshole move on managements part, but you are their employee, the customer is who's paying, and you go where they tell you to go. it's not like you lost money or got laid off or were demoted. Just because you don't like the reason they moved you, doesn't mean its against the law, or you're going to be able to cash in. Nice try though, come back later if you actually have a valid discrimination complaint that cost you money.

And another ethically challenged dimwit joins the fray.


/LOL so i guess I'm free to sue the local city i live by for lowering the test scores for minorities on the police exams, where i as a white male have to score much higher to get the job.  That's not racism is it?  I mean, it only counts to blacks right?  I as a white male can't be discriminated against by them bending over to the NAACP and ACLU by making it much easier for minorities to get a job there, whereas i have to score on the test like farking Einstein.  fark her, she got moved, she didn't lose any money, and they have the right to choose who works on their kids, no matter how farked up the reason.  Is it racist? Of course it is. However, it's their right to be backwards ass rednecks and pick who they want working on their kid. But i guess i as a white male can't be discriminated, for if i say i have, that makes me a racist. Whatever.
 
2013-02-16 01:12:00 PM
You deny the request, and tell them no.  If they don't like it, they can up and GTFO.
 
2013-02-16 01:12:04 PM

FloydA: What Mississippian might look like.


Cahokia Burial Mounds FTW. My mom used to live next to the westernmost outpost of their civilization. She's also an L&D nurse.


/glad to live in a sane part of Michigan
//hospital should have backed the nurse, although they probably saved a crazy scene from ensuing
 
2013-02-16 01:13:04 PM

vpb: MBK: Spad31: O RRY? You're going to have to explain in detail why.

Because the hospital is making health care decisions based on race.  They are telling her, because she is black, she is not qualified to take care of the child.

No, they aren't they are telling her that, they are telling her that they are accommodating a parent of a juvenile patient.  It's not any stupider than the people who think they will go to hell if they get a blood transfusion.
.


So if I want to carry my big scary gun into the hospital while my child is being treated then that is okay with you?

Hospital should have told him that the kid would be cared for by whoever was qualified and on duty, regardless of race.  And then given him the opportunity to take is lil' Hitler and go or leave him to the tender mercies of a multicultural workforce.
 
2013-02-16 01:13:30 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Ed Grubermann: Bit'O'Gristle: A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly acquiescing to a man's race-based request that no African-Americans be involved in his baby's care.

The lawsuit accuses managers at Hurley Medical Center in Flint of reassigning Tonya Battle based on the color of her skin.

/Ok, sure, that is a asshole move on managements part, but you are their employee, the customer is who's paying, and you go where they tell you to go. it's not like you lost money or got laid off or were demoted. Just because you don't like the reason they moved you, doesn't mean its against the law, or you're going to be able to cash in. Nice try though, come back later if you actually have a valid discrimination complaint that cost you money.

And another ethically challenged dimwit joins the fray.

/LOL so i guess I'm free to sue the local city i live by for lowering the test scores for minorities on the police exams, where i as a white male have to score much higher to get the job.  That's not racism is it?  I mean, it only counts to blacks right?  I as a white male can't be discriminated against by them bending over to the NAACP and ACLU by making it much easier for minorities to get a job there, whereas i have to score on the test like farking Einstein.  fark her, she got moved, she didn't lose any money, and they have the right to choose who works on their kids, no matter how farked up the reason.  Is it racist? Of course it is. However, it's their right to be backwards ass rednecks and pick who they want working on their kid. But i guess i as a white male can't be discriminated, for if i say i have, that makes me a racist. Whatever.


Yes yes its really hard being a white male in modern america (well anytime in history ever)...  cry moar
 
2013-02-16 01:13:47 PM

BumpInTheNight: Make racism illegal, seriously.  Its time to just end that bullshiat and let everyone get on with the future.  Make it illegal, imprison idiots who are blatant about it.  And make damn sure your black president is the one to sign the order, just for the lulz.


So, no 1st amendment?  No thanks.  Society is way better off allowing the much louder and vastly more prominent free speech rights of non-racists being allowed to counter the racist's speech.  Restricting all of our free speech rights because a few abuse it is dumb, unconstitutional, and highly reactionary.
 
2013-02-16 01:13:53 PM
I don't know why southerners get such a bad rep for being racist.  I grew up in the north but spent most of my life in the south, I've known way more racists up there than down here.
 
2013-02-16 01:14:13 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Surprisingly large amount of racists and trolls in this thread.


There always are; it's both disappointing and amazing.  Some do it because they know race is a button issue that people can't resist; some do it to get their little half chub from deriding another race.

In any case, I've noticed any thread to do with race brings out the roaches.
 
2013-02-16 01:14:53 PM
Barry needs to take the lead on this one and offer a beer summit.

Paging Rev. Wright, paging Rev. Wright , Jackson Sharpton anybody anybody
 
2013-02-16 01:15:27 PM

born_yesterday: Satanic_Hamster: Surprisingly large amount of racists and trolls in this thread.

There always are; it's both disappointing and amazing.  Some do it because they know race is a button issue that people can't resist; some do it to get their little half chub from deriding another race.

In any case, I've noticed any thread to do with race brings out the roaches.


It's not the black people you have to worry about anyways.  It's the jews.

/I keed I keed
//don't ban me bro
 
2013-02-16 01:15:32 PM
Discrimination laws are quite clear. It is illegal to discriminate solely on the basis of race.

So Affirmative Action is illegal then?
 
2013-02-16 01:18:21 PM
Why does everyone assume the father is white?
 
2013-02-16 01:19:51 PM

mrsirjojo: Discrimination laws are quite clear. It is illegal to discriminate solely on the basis of race.

So Affirmative Action is illegal then?


/no..thats ok. We as white men can't be discriminated against. If we complain about that, we are obviously racist.
 
2013-02-16 01:20:27 PM

vpb: MBK: Spad31: O RRY? You're going to have to explain in detail why.

Because the hospital is making health care decisions based on race.  They are telling her, because she is black, she is not qualified to take care of the child.

No, they aren't they are telling her that, they are telling her that they are accommodating a parent of a juvenile patient.  It's not any stupider than the people who think they will go to hell if they get a blood transfusion.
.


We do the same with muslim women and male doctors all the time.  Of course we let them know that it isna favor and that if the shiat fits the fan and only a male anesthesiologist is available they gotta deal with it. The I don't see where the woman has grounds to sue unless they sent her home early without pay or if they gaave her a crappier nursing assignment (ie instead of neonatal care she was sent to do manual disimpactions of nursing home admits). You actually have to prove damages, which I. don't see any in this case.
 
2013-02-16 01:22:01 PM
 Sharky66 • Racist will never end it's just crazy part of human nature .What America should do is anyone convicted of racism is have that person publicly stoned to death by the people he or she so hates and only then will racism in America will end.
That'll teach 'em, Sharky! Get your stones! We're gonna show the world what an enlightened country we are.
 
2013-02-16 01:22:04 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: Bit'O'Gristle: Ed Grubermann: Bit'O'Gristle: A nurse is suing a Michigan hospital for allegedly acquiescing to a man's race-based request that no African-Americans be involved in his baby's care.

The lawsuit accuses managers at Hurley Medical Center in Flint of reassigning Tonya Battle based on the color of her skin.

/Ok, sure, that is a asshole move on managements part, but you are their employee, the customer is who's paying, and you go where they tell you to go. it's not like you lost money or got laid off or were demoted. Just because you don't like the reason they moved you, doesn't mean its against the law, or you're going to be able to cash in. Nice try though, come back later if you actually have a valid discrimination complaint that cost you money.

And another ethically challenged dimwit joins the fray.

/LOL so i guess I'm free to sue the local city i live by for lowering the test scores for minorities on the police exams, where i as a white male have to score much higher to get the job.  That's not racism is it?  I mean, it only counts to blacks right?  I as a white male can't be discriminated against by them bending over to the NAACP and ACLU by making it much easier for minorities to get a job there, whereas i have to score on the test like farking Einstein.  fark her, she got moved, she didn't lose any money, and they have the right to choose who works on their kids, no matter how farked up the reason.  Is it racist? Of course it is. However, it's their right to be backwards ass rednecks and pick who they want working on their kid. But i guess i as a white male can't be discriminated, for if i say i have, that makes me a racist. Whatever.

Yes yes its really hard being a white male in modern america (well anytime in history ever)...  cry moar




/Thanks for your argument, oops, there isn't one. Thanks for your pointless post. There..FTFY.
 
2013-02-16 01:22:41 PM
 "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!"

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-16 01:22:44 PM
I think the guy should be able to decide whoever he does or doesn't want handling his baby. I work in customer service and get racist shiat from black people all the time. They all want compensation for no reason. I never sue over it.

Besides, I don't remember any videos of white parents putting their kid in a laundromat dryer surfacing. I know, just post the clips below.
 
2013-02-16 01:22:45 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Surprisingly large amount of racists and trolls in this thread.


I was going to say something like, "Oh, it's THIS thread again."
 
2013-02-16 01:23:56 PM

Coco LaFemme: Racists are everywhere, subby.  You can't just assume the South is the sole proprietor of these very special people.  I grew up in Chicago, and it's one of the most segregated cities I've ever seen...


I hate Illinois Nazis.
 
2013-02-16 01:24:09 PM
i512.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-16 01:26:04 PM

mrsirjojo: Discrimination laws are quite clear. It is illegal to discriminate solely on the basis of race.

So Affirmative Action is illegal then?


It should be.
 
2013-02-16 01:26:47 PM
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2013-02-16 01:27:04 PM
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2013-02-16 01:27:22 PM

Ed Grubermann: TiiiMMMaHHH: MBK: Spad31: O RRY? You're going to have to explain in detail why.

Because the hospital is making health care decisions based on race.  They are telling her, because she is black, she is not qualified to take care of the child.

Do you have any evidence that black people ARE qualified to take care of children?

1: She's a nurse. That means she had to go to school and pass tests, including practical work in the training hospital she attended.
2: Slave owners in the south had no trouble at all of using blacks as nannies for their kids.



1.  She only passed the nurses exam because the hospital needed to meet its EOE quota.  I call shenanigans.
2.  Slave owners could just rape or kill the slave if they effed up, so that doesn't count.

As far as black people being qualified to take care of children;  in the couple's defense, I offer the three following articles to support their bigotry:

1.  Chicago
2.  Baltimore
3.  Detroit
 
2013-02-16 01:27:32 PM
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