A “no black nurses lawsuit” has become a trending topic on major search engines and the topic of heated debate among the public this week, as the CS Monitor reported this Tuesday, Feb. 19, that an African-American nurse asserts a Michigan hospital agreed to a new dad’s “request” that no black nurses “touch” or take care of his new baby.
Tonya Battle reported that she “didn’t know how to respond” after reading the incredibly wrongful request. Ms. Battle went to court last month to sue.
The racist lawsuit, says the report, alleges that a note was posted on the task board for nurse personnel, reading:
“No African American nurses to take care of baby.”
The nurse claimed the note was taken away, but adds that the black nurses in the hospital were not allowed to take care of the newborn for over a month simply due to the color of their skin.
Tonya Battle now wants “punitive damages,” says the report. According to the event on the no black nurses lawsuit, a supervisor talked with the father, who said he didn’t want any “African-Americans to touch” his child at the time. The supervising nurse added that the man appeared to have a swastika tattoo on his arm as well.
Rev. Al Sharpton reportedly also plans to speak in front of the medical care center today to talk about the issue at hand.