Recently, an African American female physician was prevented from providing help to a passenger in distress on a Delta airlines flight because she didn’t fit the flight attendant’s image of what a doctor looked like. The racial and gender issues that this event highlight are readily apparent. As a South Asian, I have to say […]
By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu Over the past few days, social media has been on fire with the story of Dr. Tamika Cross, who was flying on Delta when a flight attendant asked for a doctor to help a passenger in medical distress. CrossShow More Summary
New York Times bestselling crime authors Caitlin Rother and Gregg Olsen have joined up to release this compilation of incredible murder cases from Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. In Florida a former flight attendant murders her...Show More Summary
Next weekend we’ll be heading off on one of our final trips of 2016. This will be a relatively short visit to a new state for us. I felt this was a good opportunity to use some of my Southwest points before my Companion Pass expires....Show More Summary
Post by Alaisha Key. When a person needs immediate medical attention, there shouldn't be time for discrimination. Right? Well, not in the case of Dr. Tamika Cross. When a fellow passenger on her Delta flight lost consciousness, the OB/GYN...Show More Summary
It looks like Delta refuses to give in and believe that black women can actually be doctors. After last week's debacle with Tamika Cross, you'd think they'd have learned their lesson, but sadly, you'd be wrong. On October 14, Dr. Ashley Denmark wrote about going through a similar ordeal on a Delta flight from Seattle to Hawaii. Show More Summary
If you thought sexual harassment wasn’t a serious and punishable offense, make note of this: it can cost you a plane ride. The Washington Post reports a male passenger was escorted from an Alaska Airlines aircraft last weekend because he
Dear Delta, THIS is #WhatADoctorLooksLike… Second Doctor Says She Was Discriminated Against On Delta Flight Remember when we told you about the black female doctor who Delta Airlines flight attendants refused to let help an ailing passenger because they
What happened on a Houston to Detroit airplane flight and what does this mean to you?
There is no other explanation. Tamika Cross, a physician, was midway through a flight from Detroit to Minneapolis when a passenger emergency sent her into “doctor mode.” Sometime after takeoff, a man two rows in front of her suddenly became unresponsive, she said, and flight attendants called for help. Cross, an obstetrician and gynecologist, said [...]
Image via Tamika Cross/ Facebook On Sunday, Dr. Tamika Cross was on a Delta flight from Detroit to Minneapolis when a man on board suddenly became unresponsive. Flight attendants asked passengers if there was a doctor who could help,...Show More Summary
A black woman doctor on an airplane tried to help with an emergency. Yeah, you know where this story's heading.
A doctor says her offer to help a man was rejected due to discrimination
The Chicago Business Journal is reporting that there have now been more than 950 reports of itching, rashes, hives, headaches, and swollen eyes caused by AA’s new uniforms. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) even...Show More Summary
When you’re at work, it’s definitely not fun if someone tries to interrupt what you’re doing. It can definitely make it difficult to perform your duties to the best of your ability. Just before an Alaska Airlines flight a passenger “catcalled...Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! Discrimination apparently still reigns at 30,000 feet. Tamika Cross, a black physician, accused Delta Air Lines of discriminating against her last week after a flight attendant declined her offer to help an unresponsive passenger because the employee did not believe Cross was a doctor. Show More Summary
Dr. Tamika Cross was trying to help to a sick airplane passenger on Sunday when a Delta flight attendant dismissed her, incredulous that she, a young, black woman, could actually be a real doctor. Cross' Facebook post about the situation...Show More Summary
In the event that a passenger falls severely ill in mid-air, the flight crew will ask to see if there's a doctor on board who can assist with the medical emergency. That's precisely what Tamika Cross – an OB-GYN from Houston – said happened on her October 9th Delta flight when a passenger two rows in front of her became unresponsive. Show More Summary
OB-GYN Tamika Cross says Delta discriminated against her when she was trying to offer assistance.