Black Nurse Barred From Handling White Baby
Tonya Battle, an African-American nurse in Flint, Mich., is suing her Hurley Medical Center employer for discrimination after she was instructed to stay away from a white newborn, writes the Daily News.
The lawsuit states: "The father told the [nurse in charge] that he did not want [any] African Americans taking care of his baby."
It adds that, during the conversation with Battle's supervisor, the father rolled up his sleeve to reveal a tattoo of a Swastika.
The court documents say: "She [BATTLE]was shocked, offended and in disbelief that she was so egregiously discriminated against based on her race and re-assigned."
WNEM TV5 reports that a meeting was then held to tell staff about the new policy regarding the baby.
And when Battle, an employee since 1988, returned to work she saw a note in the patient's file that read: "No African American nurse to take care of baby."
Read more at the Daily News.